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Date PostedJune 1, 2016

Building Blocks from Mushrooms


These “toadstools” as they are called in Canada may be the future of building materials, having been made of oyster mushroom spores and sawdust.

The bricks were developed by the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The group have been working to develop sustainable building materials. The researchers believe mushrooms could be used widely for insulation in North America. Mushrooms make a biodegradable structural alternative.

The researchers weren’t the first to discover the potential of mushrooms. In 2014 a U based design and engineering consultant unveiled a mushroom tower in New York.

Find out more https://sourceable.net/researchers-create-building-blocks-from-mushrooms/

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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