Browsing the "concrete" Tag

Old Concrete Can Protect Nature

August 23rd, 2013 | by pressroom

"By letting the pond water pass through a filter of crushed concrete, we can remove up to 90 per cent of the phosphorus."


Scientists Develop Non-Eroding Surface Using Scorpion for Study

January 27th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

For those who have watched concrete or painted surfaces erode over the course of time from exposure to sand and weather, a new material may be ready for developmental testing – based on the desert scorpion, who has lived its entire life in the blowing sands of the desert and moves on from year to year, no worse for wear


Pervious Pavement – Rescuing a Reservoir Near You

July 5th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

For some reason, watersheds seem to be popular places to put down pavement. Housing developments, grocery stores, and shopping malls require places to drive and places to park, which means those places end up getting paved. Where water used to infiltrate into the soil, trickle down through natural water-filtering aquifers and rejoin the reservoirs that serve our thirsty civilization, now rain falls on oily pavement. Paved areas prevent water from sinking into the soil beneath them and create deluges of polluted runoff that strip away topsoil, contaminate waterways, and eventually disrupt ecosystems for miles around all paved human developments


Are Extruded Houses Green?

September 5th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

For several years, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of Southern California has been working on systems for rapidly creating [&hellip


Weighing the Value of Concrete Housing

August 5th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

A South African company called Moladi is promoting their system for quickly building homes. Using their system, the exterior walls [&hellip


Design Competition for Greener Concrete

December 29th, 2007 | by Philip Proefrock

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have announced their “Concrete Thinking for [&hellip



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