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Top Innovative Construction Materials
Following are the Innovative Construction Materials

Translucent Concrete:

The concrete structure is known more for its stability than their great lighting. That was until translucent concrete started to make its way on to the market.
Translucent concrete is manufactured by using glass fiber optical strands, which create a solid but sheer block. LitraCon, known as transparent concrete can be used in flooring and pavement.
From Research and testing transparent concrete, it is clear that the optical fibers make up only 4 percent of the mixture. So it shows that concrete block made from this material still have the ability to support load-bearing walls.

SensiTile:

Think about if you walk across your kitchen floor to get something from the refrigerator, the floor twinkles with a lighted path that guides your way through the dark room. this is now possible if you had SensiTiles.
In this type of tiles concrete acrylic fiber-  optic channels that transfer light from one point to another are embedded in it.  As person move across Terrazzo’s surface, the light channels flicker with a randomized, twinkling effect. Tiles are available for use as flooring, in bathrooms and even ceilings, so you can have twinkling lights follow you all over the house.

Electrified Wood:

Now you may never have to deal with the Bunch of wires that you need handle while lighting in home decoration purpose. The Wood – E European manufacturing company has material that can incorporate a  source of electricity directly into tables and chairs. In that system they inserted two metal layers are pressed between the wood of the furniture,  making it possible to pass an electrical current through the whole thing.
The power is supplied by 12-volt power is fed to the metal layers via one connector, and lamps and other devices can be connected via the other. But there is a doubt that if this furniture will work with all electrical outlets, but we’re for any piece of furniture that means we don’t have to find a way to tie all our wires together.

Flexicomb:

This material name Flexicomb’s describes itself quite well. The material designed by  PadLab’s Dan Gottlieb while he was still an undergraduate at the  Yale School of Architecture. This material is made up of a flexible honeycomb matrix, which can be used to build lighting fixtures, furniture, and sculptural installations. The Flexicomb material is made from thousands of closely packed polypropylene tube that will bend in the convex direction while remaining rigid in the concave one. Flexicomb can be used for almost any imaginable purpose.

RichLite:

A Countertop like wood made of paper might not sound too strong,  but a Richlite counter material is almost indistinguishable from one made of wood. The material is made with 70 % of the recycled paper. This countertops material are made by treating paper with a resin and then baking it to create solid sheets. This material was first used in the aerospace, boating, and sports industries as reinforcement for surfaces like fiberglass, but now is available for architectural purposes as well.

Self-Repairing Cement:

Lots of research have been done to replace concrete, but cement is itself still evolving. A newly invented self-healing cement is currently being developed which has the ability to repair its own cracks. This cement manufactured by mixed with microcapsules that release a glue-like epoxy resin that will automatically repair any cracks that form in the sidewalk or roadway.
It is a material that can absorb or release large amounts of heat have also been included in the ingredients. This material can save energy by developing buildings that can control their own temperature, and save money on repairs

Carbon Fiber:

Carbon fiber is a material which is extremely strong and light weighted. The carbon fiber material is 5 times as strong as steel, two times as stiff, yet weighs about two-  thirds less. These fibers are made up of carbon strands that are thinner than a human hair. The carbon strands can be woven together, like cloth, and then that can be molded to any shape you might want. In addition, carbon fibers are strong as well as flexible, so it’s the perfect material for construction projects in areas with that are exposed to hurricanes and tornados.

Liquid Granite:

According to its inventor, liquid granite has the ability to completely replace cement in concrete. Liquid Granite is lightweight and has the same load-bearing capacity of cement, but is made of recycled materials. this material has none of the environmental impacts that cement and concrete do.
Liquid Granite made up of between 30 and 70 percent recycled material and uses less than one-third of the cement used in precast concrete. So it can greatly reduce carbon footprint and liquid granite is also fire resistant. It can handle temperatures of up to 1,100 degrees Celsius while still maintaining its structural properties. it does not explode in high temperatures like concrete.

Bendable Concrete:

Normally concrete is a very brittle material; any buckling or bending will cause it to crack. This problem of concrete can be removed by new fiber-reinforced bendable concrete might just be putting an end to that issue.
The new fiber-reinforced bendable concrete is around 500 times more resistant to cracking than regular concrete thanks to the tiny fibers, which account for two percent of its make up. The fibers inside the concrete slide within the concrete when bending occurs, providing it with enough give to prevent breakage. In addition, this concrete has a much longer life expectancy, which means it will cost a less in the long run too.

Concrete Canvas:

It is a flexible cement impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable waterproof and fire proof concrete layer.
 In this type of concrete, it just required to Add Water on a roll.
 CC is available in man-portable rolls for applications with limited access or where heavy plant equipment is not available.
 Once hydrated, CC remains workable for 2 hours and hardens to 80% strength  within 24 hours
 Rapid, Flexible, Strong, Durable, Water Proof, Fire Proof, CO2 Savings, Low Wash Out, Environment nt Agency Approval (UK)

Low-E Glass / Films: 

Low-E glass is window glass that has invisible metal or metallic oxide invisible coating, creating a  surface that reflects heat while allowing light to pass through. This type of glass is proven to reduce energy consumption, decrease fading of fabrics, such as window treatments, and increase overall comfort in your home.

Transparent Aluminum:

Transparent Aluminum has extremely-durable crystalline material with excellent optical transparency
  •  It can be used windows, domes, plates, rods, and tubes in a wide range of  sizes and thicknesses
  •  It has clarity
  •  Total absence of birefringence Outstanding hardness and high strength. Available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes thicknesses
  •  Produced using proven ceramic forming processes
  •  Cost effective advanced material
  •  it can be Applicable to a wide variety of industries including aerospace,  security, defense and Semiconductor, Energy and consumer products.
  •  It has clarity
  •  Total absence of birefringence Outstanding hardness and high strength. Available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes thicknesses
  •  Produced using proven ceramic forming processes
  •  Cost effective advanced material
  •  it can be Applicable to a wide variety of industries including aerospace,  security, defense and Semiconductor, Energy and consumer products.


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