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3D Printing

University of Michigan’s DART Laboratory unveils Shell Wall—a concrete wall that’s lightweight and freeform 3D printed 

The University of Michigan’s DART Laboratory has unveiled a new product called Shell Wall—which the organization describes as the first lightweight, freeform 3D printed and structurally reinforced concrete wall. The innovative product leverages DART Laboratory’s research and development on the use of 3D-printing technology to build structures that require less concrete. 

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Concrete | Jul 7, 2017

The secrets held within Ancient Roman concrete could improve future building practices

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

Jun 23, 2017

Build and design safer and stronger buildings

The performance of a NUDURA ICF wall system is designed to withstand some of Mother Nature’s worst…
Jun 22, 2017

Proven silicone solutions from Dow Corning

Joy Govitz takes us through some of the rich history of silicone solutions from Dow Corning at AIA…
Jun 13, 2017

Accelerate Live! talk: Next-gen materials for the built environment, Blaine Brownell, Transmaterial

Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture.
Building Materials | Jun 9, 2017

Problem solving in Asheville with R-Trac & ALPOLIC® materials

The developers of the recently opened Asheville City Center sought out a cost-effective design that met code requirements while still allowing the building to feel open from the outside.

Sustainability | May 16, 2017

1.5 million recycled plastic bottles were used to build this nine-story structure in Taipei

The building is made of Polli-Brick, a building material that comes from 100% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Polymer.

Building Technology | May 5, 2017

Tips for designing and building with bathroom pods

Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabrication options such as bathrooms pods primed for an awakening.

Building Technology | Apr 21, 2017

AIA selects 2016 Upjohn Research Initiative Projects

Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment.

Apr 3, 2017

See the difference innovation makes

This ICF innovation is exclusive to NUDURA which allow builders and architects the ability to build…
Market Data | Mar 22, 2017

After a strong year, construction industry anxious about Washington’s proposed policy shifts

Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report. 

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