Category: building materials (general)

Living bridges

Researchers are looking into new materials to lay the foundations for living structures that respond to their environment. They aim to create self-​sustaining infrastructures that can monitor their condition and even repair themselves. When...

Unravelling corrosion

ETH researchers have succeeded in elucidating how and at what rate steel corrodes in a variety of porous materials. Their findings help enable the breakthrough of new, environmentally friendly types of cement. The rate...