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With the continuous flow of waste materials added to the world's and the ever-changing advancements in technology, it is imperative to maximize all the resources available before running out. Creators, architects, and environmentalists have been making up ingenious ways on how to create waste or materials not originally intended for construction into usable products for industries.
Plastic Bottles for Walls and Roofs
Drinking water is essential in everyone's life. With this necessity and the fast-paced, instant lifestyle people adhere to, the demand for on-the-go packaging of drinking water is at an all-time high. This demand results in tons of plastic bottles, usually made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that degrades very slowly, thrown at landfills.
Organizations are advocating for the use of plastic bottles as fillers for structural frames. In constructing, builders use steel wires as the structural frame and plastic bottles (filled with infill materials like other plastic materials and sand) as fillers of the steel wall or roof.
While utilizing the strength of plastic and reducing total waste generated, plastic bottles are inexpensive construction materials.
As with plastic, there are tons of cigarette butt waste in the earth's landfill. This material could enter the soil and harm nature.
Dr. Mohajerani from RMIT University discovered the pollution reduction potential of infusing cigarette waste in fired-clay bricks. The bricks made with less energy than regular are lighter.
The world is brighter at night mostly due to artificial light. How practical would it be if the road light up the way instead?
Dr. Ávalos from UMSNH of Morelia created light-generating cement at room temperature, further reducing the energy required for construction. He used a variation of materials such as river sand, industrial waste, silica, water, and alkali for the cement.
Translucent wood comes from the lining wood veneer or thinly sliced wood from the study of Biomacromolecules. This material is cheap, renewable, and readily available. You can make windows and solar panels using this material.
Appropriately named as Breathe Brick, Professor Trudell developed a two-layer facade system that sucks in pollutants in the air and releases filtered air. There is an inner cyclone filtration system that separates air particles and collects dust.
Hydroceramics, made by Students at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, is a mixture of clay and hydrogel. It is capable of reducing indoor temperature by up to six degrees Celsius through the absorbed water.
In this world full of possibilities, your choice in construction materials is more extensive than ever. Acquire commercial insurance today to help ensure your future. At Arnold, Bruce & Doerfler Insurance, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (503) 222-1951. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.