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Eco-Friendly Concrete Comes to Light

A production process that has gone largely unchanged over the last 200 years might now be getting a green facelift courtesy of a spinoff from Rutgers University.


First Full ‘Biobridge’ Opens to Foot Traffic

The campus of a Dutch university reportedly boasts the world’s first “biobridge,” a span built to test and exhibit the potential of building with more environmentally friendly construction m...


Today’s Espresso, Tomorrow’s Expressway

Coffee may already power a lot of engineers and construction crews, but some Australian researchers are looking at the brown stuff as a potential building material for roads, too.


EPA Funds Student, Small Biz Innovation

The Environmental Protection Agency is working with students and small businesses around the country to support green building technologies, innovative technologies that protect the environm...


French Law Mandates Greener Roofs

The rooftops of new commercial construction from Paris to Provence will be clad in plants or solar panels going forward, under a measure newly approved by the French Parliament.


Building Brain Trust on Deck for Show

Building scientists, coatings experts and other leaders in building technology will headline the array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual ...


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Coatings that self-heal, self-clean, beat back moisture, purify the air and otherwise tune into their environment are set for red-hot growth in the years ahead, a new market forecast predict...


A Plant to Capture, Clean and Convert

Tomorrow's baking soda may be coming in part from the emissions of an industrial plant near you.


Meet Canada's Living, Breathing Bridge

Mother Nature is giving bridge coatings a run for their money in Canada, where an overpass now owes its aesthetic to plants, not paint.


‘Rammed Earth’ Yields a Greener Block

A California R&D company has developed a high-strength, greener masonry block using one of construction's oldest processes.


Sawdust Fires up a Greener Brick

A combination of new technologies—and a whole lot of sawdust—has enabled Australia’s largest brick producer to turn out what it calls the first carbon-neutral brick.


Warming Up to Pistachio Power

Turkey is making a novel, if nutty, run at a new energy source that officials say could power an entire city.


Seeding a Stronger Concrete

So what do you with 661,386,840 pounds of sunflower seed husks each year?


And Now, Amber Waves of ... Concrete?

Here's food for thought: Those good-for-you grains that now stoke your morning cereal may soon also fortify your local dam, highway and bridge.


Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


Eco-Bridges Ease Wildlife Commute

Forget the carpool lane. Deer, bears, wild boar and even crabs are commuting in style, with “eco-bridges” popping up on transportation agendas around the world.


3D Printing Shoots for the Moon

The possibility of using 3D printing for construction has researchers over the moon—or literally on it, if all goes according to plan.


 
 
   

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