The COVID-19 pandemic seemingly spawned a topsy-turvy market for raw construction materials, but this Q&A reveals that pre-pandemic factors are also to blame
Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that can serve as an alternative to traditional lime, reducing the carbon impact of the resulting concrete mixture while improving its insulator-like and energy-retaining properties
COVID-19, Brexit and booming demand are combining to drive up prices f or the essential materials the U.K.’s construction sector desperately needs
Without the need for long-distance transportation or carbon-intensive production techniques, one research lab is experimenting with local soils that may offer a greener path forwards
As concrete’s prevalence continues to pose a danger to the long-term health of the environment, can clay- and soil-based materials serve as a viable option for builders?
A lab in Stockholm, Sweden, is using nanotechnology to reimagine lighting with a wood composite that’s translucent, load-bearing and an advance in energy efficiency
Nanomaterials are becoming increasingly common in construction, but along with the benefits come risks you should discuss with your suppliers