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Construction materials have evolved in great ways over the years. Instead of using asbestos when building, people now use recycled materials. Construction materials are important to our safety because they're what hold the industrial world together.

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How Papercrete Works

Papercrete is a lightweight alternative to regular concrete that incorporates would-be trash paper into its mix. But what are the benefits and limitations of such a concoction, and is it green?


The World's Most Awe-inspiring Glass Buildings

The World's Most Awe-inspiring Glass Buildings

The World's Most Awe-inspiring Glass Buildings will show you some amazing architectural designs. View The World's Most Awe-inspiring Glass Buildings. See more »

Burning Questions: Fire Resistance Quiz

Burning Questions: Fire Resistance Quiz

Our Burning Questions: Fire Resistance Quiz will see how much you know about fire resistant materials. Test yourself and try our Fire Resistance Quiz! See more »

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Take Our Concrete Innovation Quiz!

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Take Our Concrete Innovation Quiz!

Our Where the Sidewalk Ends: Concrete Innovation Quiz will see how much you know about concrete. Test yourself and take our Concrete Innovation Quiz! See more »

The Ugliest Flower: How much do you know about efflorescence?

The Ugliest Flower: How much do you know about efflorescence?

The Ugliest Flower: How much do you know about efflorescence? Test your knowledge and take our Efflorescence Quiz! See more »

How are steel studs changing the way we decorate?

How are steel studs changing the way we decorate?

How are steel studs changing the way we decorate? Keep reading to learn about steel studs and if they are changing the way we decorate. See more »

How Formwork Works

How Formwork Works

Formwork is a tool used to mold concrete. Learn how formwork works in this article. See more »

Top 5 Fire-resistant Building Materials

Top 5 Fire-resistant Building Materials

What fire-resistant building materials are available for home construction? Learn about five fire-resistant building materials. See more »

Why are steel studs more common than wood?

Why are steel studs more common than wood?

Why are steel studs more common than wood? Steel studs are making waves in residential building. Learn the difference between steel and wood studs. See more »

How Carbon Negative Cement Works

How Carbon Negative Cement Works

Carbon negative cement could be the solution to the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the production of cement. Learn about carbon negative cement. See more »

How is industrial construction different from residential construction?

How is industrial construction different from residential construction?

Industrial and residential construction are as different as night and day. Learn how industrial construction is different from residential construction. See more »