Exercise 2.3: Innovative Materials


During this exercise I researched quite a few up and coming materials. I noticed that main drive with them was sustainability. I was aware prior to starting this course that construction industry is the biggest pollutant, so I’m pleased to see the efforts to improve. I learnt a shocking fact during my research of illuminating cement – cement is second after water most used product on earth. And I learnt that cement’s production is bad for environment due to energy consumed and the harmful substances released in the process.

I quite enjoyed getting to grips with InDesign software, it was my first go at it, and I can see it’s a brilliant program for creative work.

List of illustrations:

Fig. 1 Ceron, A. (year unknow) Microstructure of the light emitting cement [Photograph] At: http://www.cienciamx.com/images/aic/CEMENTO-EMISOR-DE-LUZ_2.jpg (Accessed 23.02.2020)

Fig. 2 Ceron, A. (year unknown) Microstructure of a Portland (commercial) cement that produces opaque bodies and light cannot be transmitted inside [Photograph] At: http://www.cienciamx.com/images/aic/800x300_1_Cemento_emisor_4.jpg (Accessed 23.02.2020)

Fig. 3 CNN.com (year unknown) Glow in the dark cement [Photograph] At:  https://edition.cnn.com/style/gallery/glow-in-the-dark-designs/index.html?gallery=%2F%2Fcdn.cnn.com%2Fcnnnext%2Fdam%2Fassets%2F160617182459-glow-in-the-dark-cement.jpg (Accessed 23.02.2020)

Fig. 4 Invdes.com (year unknown) They seek to illuminate roads with light emitting cement [Photograph] At: https://invdes.com.mx/tecnologia/buscan-iluminar-carreteras-con-cemento-emisor-de-luz/ (Accessed 23.02.2020)


https://vsr.architonic.com/8201131/product/20087864 (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.sky-frame.com/en-us/sliding-doors/hurricane/ (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.designboom.com/product-library/ (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/12/29/innovative-materials-2019/ (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.buildsoft.com.au/blog/9-new-construction-materials-to-explore-in-2019 (accessed 23.02.2020)

http://bestsupportunderground.com/luminescent-cement/?lang=en (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://materialdistrict.com/article/illuminating-innovation-glow-dark-cement/ (accessed 23.02.2020)

http://www.cienciamx.com/index.php/tecnologia/materiales/3264-crean-cemento-emisor-de-luz-para-la-construccion (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/glow-hard-luminous-cement-could-light-roads-structures/ (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.megasaw.com.au/glow-in-the-dark-cement/ (23.02.2020)

https://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/exposedaggregate/glow-in-the-dark.html (accessed 23.02.2020)

https://www.giatecscientific.com/education/the-future-of-smart-cement/ (23.02.2020)

https://www.cuentamealgobueno.com/2016/06/crean-un-cemento-que-brilla-en-la-oscuridad/ (23.02.2020)

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