Category: Cement

Sepulvedas are no match for the modern day hospital

Sepulveas can be a daunting obstacle to hospitals.The medical-themed hospital lobby is a perfect place for a patient to rest and unwind, and while the modern-day equivalent of that space is the hospital hallway, Sepulvesas are more common than ever.But when the day comes to open the doors to a Sepulvinga-themed medical center, it’s all…



How to recycle building materials

RICHMOND, Va.(AP) When it comes to recycled materials, it’s easy to fall short.Most of the time, you’re better off using recyclable materials from landfills and waste management sites instead.And while you may be tempted to use the materials in a building that’s been sitting in a landfill for years, the chances are they’ll end up…



‘Toxic waste’: A toxic waste dump could be built on the California coast

On one of the more popular local TV shows, “Top of the Lake,” we were shown a video of a giant waste dump built on a lake in California.The dump is in the Santa Clara Valley, which is part of the Santa Barbara County watershed.The video shows what is probably the biggest waste dump in…



Which building materials are most needed for habitat building in Texas?

Addison, Texas (AP) If you’re building a habitat in an abandoned ranch or an old church, you might want to consider using some of the materials found in a typical home.Some are already widely used and some are more difficult to find.A Texas A&M study released Thursday said it found some materials are becoming increasingly…



Which building materials can I use in my hub building materials?

What you need to know about the most common building materials used in hubs and bridges article Building materials can be an extremely time-consuming process.Building a hub can require a large number of bricks, screws, nails, nails and other items, as well as many more people to assemble and maintain the hub.These materials require specialized…



Construction boom in the Mojave Desert is boosting housing supply

The construction boom in Nevada has boosted housing supply, but the supply is limited by a shortage of materials.The shortage is the result of the state’s strict environmental regulations, according to a report released Monday by the nonprofit California Center for Housing Policy.The report, “California’s Housing Crisis: A New California Problem?” found that the shortage…



How to build your own solar roofing panels

When you think of solar roofs, you probably think of a large, glass dome, but there are other solar roofs that you can build yourself.And while they’re relatively easy to build, the cost of materials can add up quickly and they can also be difficult to install.Here’s how to make your own roofing materials.1.Build your…



How the US is building its own solar panels, using recycled materials

The US is a big consumer of recycled material.And this year, the Department of Energy has taken advantage of a loophole in a federal law to build its own panels on the cheap, using a variety of materials sourced from overseas.In 2018, it will build its first two panels from recycled materials: a green house…



The biggest city in Texas’ worst state could get a boost from new building materials

AUSTIN, Texas — The biggest city on the Texas’ most dangerous border could get an infusion of new building material thanks to a new initiative by Texas A&M University.State Rep. Jim McComb has introduced a bill to the Texas Legislature that would add a new law allowing the university to sell surplus materials to help…



Why is there a big difference between cheap cheap and free materials in building materials?

Cheap materials are the best, the cheapest and the most useful materials.They’re easy to find, affordable and are the most readily available to the general public.And they’re the cheapest.These materials are commonly used in construction projects.They have a low impact on the environment and they’re relatively easy to clean.They come from natural materials.But they also…