Oakland, California-based Urban Machine has a high-tech plan to reclaim lumber from constrution and demolotion projects. The process—as seen above at All Bay Mill & Lumber Co. in California—unlocks significant cost savings for the construction industry and supplies architects with a beautiful, high quality building material while also reducing the environmental impact of new construction, the
Today Nanogence, a Swiss-based building material innovation company, announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from a consortium of investors led by CirCap, alongside Planet First Partners, and the EIC Fund. It adds to the $2.7 million previously raised. Currently, the production of cement accounts for 8 percent of global carbon emissions.
The collaboration will help to meet the need for more affordable and sustainable buildings and reduce the environmental impact of construction, amidst widespread labor and skill shortages. “The construction industry is facing numerous challenges. Highly automated factories for buildings can deliver higher quality and more affordable housing. In combining ABB’s leading robotic solutions and Porsche
A rendering of what laser-built roads on the moon might look like. Credit: Liquifer Systems Group Those of us who have ever used a magnifying glass to start stuff on fire, rejoice — it ends up we were doing the same kind of science that could build roads, launch pads, and more on the Moon.
The architecture of 20th and 21st century space exploration has left a definable mark on our Earthly landscape. Some of it is well known: think of the distinctive form of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Cape Canaveral and the overused adjective ‘iconic’ comes quickly to mind. But much of it is less familiar, located
Wood construction is ancient, but it is also evolving more rapidly than ever before. Mass timber presents a new way to build renewable, plant-based urban density. As wood sequesters, stores, and avoids the most carbon of any structural material, it’s essential to low-carbon living. However, withdrawing from a well-worn path of carbon-intensive materials is not