“It is not the beauty of the building you should look at: it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
The American singer-songwriter, David Allen Coe explains the importance of good construction of a building, which matters in the long run.
Today, we see a lot of skyscrapers and unique architectural designs in buildings. There are many things to be considered before building the skyscraper of your dreams. We are living in the 21st century, where the need of the hour is to address environmental pollution. Our dream to make a house or a building should not hamper the environment, considering the fact that the material needed for construction comes from nature itself.
Many construction firms are aware of the damages that happen to the environment because of the construction, and their concern has given rise to a term called, “modern construction materials.” These materials are made or abstracted in such a way that they are sustainable, strong, and environmental-friendly.
Here is a list of a few modern construction materials that can revolutionize the construction and maintenance of our buildings.
1. 3D Graphene
According to a few pieces of research, the 3D graphene material is the strongest and very lightweight material that can be used in the construction of various buildings, aircraft, batteries, and many more. It has qualities like moldability and water resistance, which makes it more desirable to other materials.
2. Polyurethane Coating
The PUC is known for its properties of insulation, which makes them energy-efficient. Recubrimiento de Poliuretan is also better than other plastic coatings which are not easily biodegradable and eco-friendly.
3. Modular Bamboo
Bamboo Modular System or BMS is a very eco-friendly approach that can be taken in the construction industry. It is a natural building material that can be used to construct houses, buildings, bridges, and many other structures.
4. Light-Generating Concrete
A light-generating cement or concrete is a material that can be used to construct highways, lanes, and roads to illuminate them at night. It is made from fine concrete and optical fiber, that helps in absorbing solar energy during the day and emitting light at night. It can save a lot on electricity on the highways.
Nanotechnology can be used in construction to create more stronger and durable structures of buildings. By adding nanoparticles to cement and concrete, it can easily settle, and maintenance also becomes easier.
Another form of carbon that can benefit the construction industry is aerographite. It is a strong yet moldable material that can be easily compressed and decompressed.
Hydro-ceramic is a material that used “hydrogel”, which can be used in the construction of buildings to keep them cool. It can help by reducing the indoor temperature of building up to five degrees.
Modern-day construction needs to be sustainable and eco-friendly to save the planet for our future generations. The above-mentioned materials and technologies can be used to create buildings, skyscrapers, and infrastructures that are not only sustainable but long-lasting.