For the month of June, we at INAM have decided to focus on Advanced Construction Materials!
"When cement cracks, it’s a much bigger problem than people realize. The aesthetics are one thing, but eventually, water will find its way into the crack and begin to wear away at the remaining concrete and the steel structures that are embedded for added strength...
But what if concrete could heal itself? Or asphalt, or even metal? The world might save untold billions of dollars in renovation and repair costs alone, not to mention the reduction in harm to the environment.
As research and development in materials science advance, new ways of constructing buildings are emerging."
Read more of this interesting blog post about 10 new materials that are changing commercial construction.