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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

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So This is How a Robot Lays Bricks

Bricklayers are in short supply in many parts of the country where construction is booming. This is a problem that is not unique to Australia and in many parts of the world they are making use of masonry robots to

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Making Our Buildings Earthquake Proof

A new anti-seismic brick has been developed that is expected to help improve the earthquake resistance of buildings without being excessively complex or expensive. We have engineering researchers from Spain’s Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) to thank for the Sisbrick,

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Is This How They Will Build on Mars?

With the first human settlement on Mars to be established soon, researchers at Northwestern University think they may have found a solution to building shelters on Mars before the humans arrive. Researchers have developed a concrete using sulfur and material

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Safety When Cutting Bricks With A Brick Saw

Here are some useful tips to help you cut bricks safely using a brick saw. Even if this is something you’re good at, it doesnt hurt to brush up on safety.  

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Construction Technology Update: Pollution Extracting Bricks

Technology in construction is advancing at such a fast pace that we can barely keep up. The latest development is a brick that could alleviate a huge problem in every city around the world. The problem – pollution, the solution

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Robot Builds Helix-like Lattice Facade out of Bricks

Swiss engineers have built a robot that stacks bricks in the most intricate and aesthetically pleasing patterns, to create amazing building facades. The pattern above seems to almost defy gravity. A robot arm is used to stack the bricks which

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