DISCOVERING THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION AT THE BIG 5

The largest and most influential construction event in the Middle East is coming back on 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre with an impressive array of new features. Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, The Big 5 2018 will introduce never seen before technologies and innovative solutions. It will shed light on rising entrepreneurs that promise to disrupt the co....

شراكة بين "مواد البناء" و"ماتيريال بيدرز" للترويج للصناعة الوطنية

عبد الحميد: البروتوكول يوفر منصة دولية للمصنعين والمشترين الدوليين وقعت غرفة صناعة مواد البناء باتحاد الصناعات برئاسة أحمد عبد الحميد، بروتوكول تعاون مشترك مع شركة ماتيريال بيدرز لتكنولوجيا المعلومات يهدف إلى ....

شراكة بين "مواد البناء" و"ماتيريال بيدرز" للترويج للصناعة الوطنية

عبد الحميد: البروتوكول يوفر منصة دولية للمصنعين والمشترين الدوليين.. وقعت غرفة صناعة مواد البناء باتحاد الصناعات برئاسة أحمد عبد الحميد، بروتوكول تعاون مشترك مع شركة ماتيريال بيدرز لتكنولوجيا المعلومات يهدف إلى ....

New nanowood insulation is more environmentally friendly than Styrofoam

Scientists have created a new insulating material from wood that bests Styrofoam: it’s “stronger and much more environmentally friendly,” according to the University of Maryland (UMD). Their material, called nanowood, can come in thin, flexible pieces or in blocks — take a closer look after the jump. The UMD-led team created nanowood by removing lignin, a substance in wood that keeps ....

Scientists just created a new “super wood” that’s stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology used wood nanofibers to create a new biomaterial that is even stronger than spider silk. Researchers “densified” wood to turn an already sturdy material into a “super wood” that is as strong as steel. To accomplish this, researche....

IKEA and Little Sun team up to design sustainable, off-grid tools

Little Sun, a social business from artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, creates products to put “the power of the sun in the palm of your hand” — think portable solar lamps and solar chargers. Now, the company is teaming up with furniture giant IKEA to raise awareness for people living without electricity by creating a series of sustainable, off-grid tools for everyday liv....

Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Nonprofit Flussbad Berlin has proposed a remarkable brownfield rejuvenation project for the center of Berlin: transforming an underutilized canal into an enormous outdoor natural swimming pool for summer recreation. And in winter, the pool would serve double duty as a skate rink. The canal, which flows along one side of the city’s UNESCO heritage-listed Museum Island, would be filtered by grav....

New self-healing concrete uses fungus to fix cracks

Scientists at Binghamton University have developed self-healing concrete that repairs cracks with fungi. In a paper recently published in the journal Construction and Building Materials, Binghamton University assistant professor Congrui Jin and her team outline the ways in which a special species of fungi, Trichoderma reesei, may act as a sealing agent when mixed with concrete. “This idea was ....