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Building Materials

Building Materials

Here are two broad categories:    

Natural

Recycled or Manufactured

Categories

Materials - Natural / Rural

Materials - Natural / Rural

"Natural building" is increasingly used worldwide to connote the simple and ultra low carbon systems that human beings have used for thousands of years - and are now reviving, usually with a few modern touches. Since you generally can't find much clay or straw or unmilled timber in cities, we also call it "rural".

Recycled / Manufactured / Urban

Recycled / Manufactured / Urban

See the Products page for building products currently for sale, and meeting some standard of "green". Here we look at manmade items, like plastic bottles, concrete rubble, and shipping containers that can be effectively repurposed as components of new buildings, but aren't owned or promoted by commercial interests, and have no clear place in building codes.

Documents

14th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies, Brazil, 2013

List of papers presented at IC - NOCMAT 2013 - the 14th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies, Brazil, 2013. Topics Include: Earthern Materials and Constructions, Bamboo and Wood, Cement, Mortar, and Concrete, Standards, Guidelines, and Policy Issues, Natural Fibers and Materials, Life-Cycle Assessment of Materials and Durability, Advances in Research Methodlogies and Materials Testing, Recycling of Industrail, Agricultural, and Urban Waste Stream Materials.