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It's now mandatory that the recycling of construction materials is contemplated in building design 

The preparation of construction tender conditions and documents using materials with a low environmental impact has not only become a reality, but it gets a better score at tender bids or contract awards.

07/10/2022

Science talks

Used and recycled clothes re-purposed for construction materials 

Thanks to a new composite created with textile fibers, through a university-led project, waste materials could be reused for facade cladding, floating flooring and acoustic false ceiling. 

13/09/2022

Science talks

“We’re researching how hydrogen affects metals”

Covadonga is an industrial engineer who is always up for a challenge. First and foremost, getting a degree in a traditionally male-dominated field. Her research focuses on studying how metals behave under stress and strain. 

13/05/2022

Science talks

Volcanic ash, a material to construct buildings and roads

The coarser picón aggregate, which is lighter than gravel, is used in the production of mortar and concrete, which are used in the manufacture of picón blocks (that replace ceramic bricks), sub-floors, textured wall finishing, light cement, pervious concrete, etc…

17/12/2021

Tungsteno

Can we recycle skyscrapers?

Only 1% of all steel manufactured is lost to landfills. The world's most recycled building material is reused again and again to build all kinds of structures. We can save resources, costs and energy by reusing steel, glass and concrete. While human civilization has been striving for centuries to build ever more colossal structures, such as skyscrapers, it is now seeking ways to give their components a second life.

24/11/2021

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