14 new building materials to watch for 2020

As the modern world starts to transform into a more eco-friendly place, construction materials are also evolving into more sustainable options.

One of the most popular sustainable materials being utilized at job sites recently is laminated timber. Laminated timber helps reduce both carbon emissions and overall building costs. Transparent aluminum is another highly sustainable product due to its ability to withstand high amounts of radiation and oxidation while being extremely strong.

14 New Building Materials:

  • Cross Laminated Timber
  • Self-Healing Concrete
  • 3D Graphene
  • Transparent Aluminum
  • Bioreactors
  • Invisible Solar Cells
  • Synthetic Spider Silk
  • Aluminum Foam
  • Nanocrystal
  • Translucent Wood
  • Illuminating Concrete
  • Wool Brick
  • Hydro Ceramic
  • Biochar

“Self-healing concrete is saving contractors a lot of time and labor. The concrete is engineered with water-activated bacteria which heal cracks by producing calcite.”

Read more: https://knowtechie.com/14-new-building-materials-to-watch-for-2020

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