Construction industry | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News
Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Domesticated elephant eating green branches

These designers in Thailand are turning elephant dung into bricks

Here at The Optimist Daily, we’re always keen on celebrating the advent of circularity into different sectors of the economy. With that said, we would like to share with you a recent innovative circular solution that uses animal waste to help make the construction industry more Read More...

Scientists replace bitumen wit

Scientists replace bitumen with thread to make more sustainable roads

From building rubble to plastic waste to discarded face masks, scientists are constantly investigating new alternative materials to help reduce the environmental impact of road construction. One of the most recently explored possibilities comes from researchers in Switzerland who are investigating Read More...

Designer creates marble-like b

Designer creates marble-like building blocks using salt from the Dead Sea

Finding sustainable alternative building materials is key to reducing the environmental footprint of the construction industry — one of the world’s largest contributors to climate change. According to Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana, sea salt could be one of these materials. In an effort to Read More...

This is how lobsters are helpi

This is how lobsters are helping make 3D-printed concrete stronger

In recent years, 3D concrete printing has emerged as an attractive candidate to reimagine the construction industry — one of the biggest sources of environmental pollution in the world. But making concrete durable enough for building complex structures is still an obstacle. Seeking to overcome Read More...

Construction project completes

Construction project completes the world’s first 3D printed two-story home

Considered one of the largest sources of environmental pollution in the world, it’s no secret that the construction industry is in need of a green revamp. One way the sector could shift towards more sustainable practices is by integrating 3D printing technology within its modus operandi. A recent Read More...