The building blocks of tomorrow are being thought about in the classrooms and innovation labs of today. A whole new generation of construction material innovations are set to shape the buildings we use for work, rest and play in the years to come. Here we take a sneaky peek at 10 innovations with amazing potential to change the world we live in.
The material innovations shaping the built environment of the future
1. Glorious graphene – Scaling up production of the ‘wonder material’
Fascination with this ultrathin, ultra strong material (pictured) stems from its remarkable physical properties and the potential applications these properties offer for the future. Graphene could revolutionise a variety of engineering and scientific fields due to its unique properties, which include a…