Tag: ironstone building materials

How to build a fireproof ironstone skyscraper

From its high-rise base, a skyscraper is a concrete block that can withstand fires, but it can also withstand the effects of a catastrophic explosion.A fireproof skyscraper has many benefits.You can keep building if you need to.There’s always a way out.A skyscraper can withstand a big blast, as in the case of the Twin Towers…



UK’s new ironstone building blocks could help fight climate change

The UK’s National Institute for Manufacturing and Technology (NIMT) has developed a new iron-rich composite material that can be used in building materials.The material is called Ironstone and it is produced by combining two naturally occurring minerals, the minerals tin and zinc, to form a new type of alloy known as ferric iron.It has a…



Why we need to rethink the ironstone building material

Ex-Labor MP Chris Bowen has suggested that the iron-based building material is becoming a “crippling liability” for the economy.The former Australian Labor leader and prime minister has said that while he believed that the building material could be made more sustainable, the government should focus on reducing carbon emissions.“There is a lot of energy going…