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Smart Construction Materials: Melanin

It colours our eyes and our skin and shields us from the sun, but could melanin have uses outside of biology? Scientists at MIT think it’s only a matter of time before melanin has ...

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Is IKEA Greenwich leading the way for sustainable retail units?

There are so many ways that various industries can cut down their carbon footprint. The world needs construction and transport to be leading the way when we think about sustainability. Without fuel ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Consuming Co2

We’ve come along by leaps and bounds as an industry when it comes to reducing Co2. Whether that is to reduce the amount of Co2 created in the process of construction or implementing materials which work ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Sustainable Insulation

Living in the UK means we have to deal with weather ranging from snow in April to a heatwave in February. Things change in a matter of hours and our homes and offices need to respond to that. Insulation ...

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Metal Recycling: Pros, Cons and Processes

Recycling scrap metal can be a big part of most construction jobs, getting rid of waste materials and moving on to the next job. But how much do you know about what happens after you drop your metal off ...

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3D Printing is Getting Hotter: ETH Zurich Knitted Conrete

3D printing is a hot topic in construction. What makes 3D printing so critical to the industry is it’s waste prevention and money saving capabilities. With less waste, comes less ...

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Bobtrade's Best: Green Construction

At Bobtrade, we are excited about the prospect of a greener and cleaner industry. Whether it means changing up our construction methods, changing the way we look at design or totally ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Alternatives to concrete aggregate

Sustainable and create alternatives to everyday construction materials is something that many of us see as a luxury. Who has ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Green Cake

War is a sad reality of modern life for many across the world. Rebuilding the infrastructure of areas devastated by warfare is costly, time ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Pykrete

Construction materials are getting smarter and smarter. Every day we feel like we’re reading about a new way to build. Whether ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Self Healing Asphalt

Road repairs of any kind are usually best done when the road is still in a relatively good condition. Arguably road repair should be somewhat ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Cross Laminated Timber

Cross Laminated Timber, or CLT, is when solid sawn lumber is glued together. Not to be confused with glued laminated timber, or glulam. There ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Algae

We are constantly amazed by the green and sustainable innovations coming out of the construction industry. New ways to build and to power our lives. Our new favourite? The ...

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Green construction trends that we love right now

Green construction methods can range from the tried and tested to the avant garde and wonderful. You already ...

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5 Of The Tallest Timber Buildings In The World

The fully-fledged concrete and steel days are over, and in the place of grey, somber skyscrapers we’re seeing a new generation of sunny timber towers.

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Self-healing Houses

Ahh. Homes that repair themselves. Just the notion itself is soothing!
Thanks to Indonesian company ...

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History of dry stone walls

All over the world, dry stone walls, some dating back thousands of years, stand strong against the elements.

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Smart Construction Materials: Bioplastics

Bioplastics are a material made from renewable organic materials often used to make bottles and containers. In recent years however they are ...

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Sustainable buildings to inspire you

One of the best things about the construction industry at the moment is how hard we are working to reduce our impact on the planet and be as ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Alternative Bricks

If there’s one thing we love at Bobtrade it’s sustainable alternatives. And when they measure up as stronger or more efficient, all the better!

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Brighton Waste House

“There’s no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place." It’s this line from a song by ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Foam Glass Gravel

Recycling is a great way to have a positive impact on the environment! These days we recycle everything from clothing, to furniture- even our unused food needn’t go to waste these days. ...

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Living walls and bioactive concrete

Ever wondered why parks make us so happy in the summer? Or why we all run to the Cotswolds or the Lake District whenever we have a long weekend? Well, it could be the effect of ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Self-Healing Concrete

It’s easy to see how our world has grown smarter with us; we’ve got smart phones, smart fridges, smart floss, the lot. So, as one of the UK’s largest industries, ...

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Top 5 Greenest Skyscrapers In the World

If you live in a city you will have walked past a skyscraper at some point or another. From ...

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