18 Innovative Construction Materials That Could Revolutionize the Industry

| November 6, 2019

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The innovative construction materials are introduced to overcome these challenges and evolve with the growing world. These materials are self-healing concrete, 3D graphene, aerographite, laminated timber, modular bamboo, transparent aluminum, translucent wood, light-generating concrete, microbial cellulose, spider silk, aluminum foam, nanocrystal, cigarette butt bricks, pollution absorbing brick, hydroceramics, biochar, biodegradable furniture, cabkoma strand rod. All these materials are the result of deep research and development.

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