The Sustainable Construction Industry is Changing
It’s no secret that our planet needs help. When it comes to producing new material and progression, all eyes on are on sustainable practices. With help from technology, the construction industry is tackling this environmental issue and using innovative ways of construction. Take a look at just a few of them below.
- Self-healing concrete
Concrete, no matter how well it is poured and cured, will eventually crack and need to be restored. Self-healing concrete is a new material that allows water to reactivate the bacteria that was mixed in during the mixing process to “heal” the concrete. When the bacteria is activated, it excretes calcite, which then heals the cracks.
- Pollution-fighting buildings
Also known as “vertical forests”, they are high-rise forest buildings designed to tackle air pollution in cities. Pollution-fighting buildings will be home to over 1,000 trees and 2,500 shrubs to absorb pollution in the air and to help filter it to make the air cleaner. Trees are natural carbon dioxide eliminators, making this a cost-effective construction innovation.
- 3D printed houses
3D printed houses are a glimpse into the future of construction. 3D printed houses are comprised of 3D printed walls out of concrete in a relatively short space of time. The ‘printer’ sets layers of concrete mixtures and can produce high precision on a mass scale. This could be a great solution for quickly recovering the housing needs of people who have been affected by natural disasters.
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