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Smart Materials: Revolutionising Construction Efficiency

By November 14, 2023No Comments
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In this series, the HEIGHTS team will explore advancements in construction materials, from energy-efficient options to those with improved durability and aesthetics.

In the age of technological advancement, the construction industry finds itself at the cusp of transformation thanks to the emergence of smart materials. These ingenious materials, infused with sensors, actuators, and other intricate components, orchestrate a revolutionary dance that amplifies construction efficiency, safety, and sustainability to new heights.

At the forefront of this revolution stands self-healing concrete, a material that possesses a touch of magic. Infused with capsules of healing agents, it unleashes its powers when cracks mar its surface. This cutting-edge technology breathes life into structures, prolonging their lifespan by thwarting and repairing damages that come their way.

According to a recent report by Quince Market Insights, the revenue from the Self-Healing Concrete Market is projected to reach US$69.47 billion by 2023, with a potential growth rate of 33.5% CAGR during 2023-2032.

Step aside, conventional glass, for smart glass is here to redefine reality. With a chameleon-like ability to alter its transparency in sync with the sun’s whims, this material shifts the paradigm of energy efficiency. It commands the twin realms of glare and heat gain, weaving a tapestry of comfort and reduced energy consumption.

Yet, the wonders of smart materials continue. Enter the realm of adaptive materials, a concept that shatters preconceived notions. These materials, ever-responsive to their surroundings, are the embodiment of versatility.

Imagine insulation materials that aren’t bound by a static identity; they seamlessly adjust their insulation levels in tune with the temperature’s lyrical variations.

In the heart of Malaysia’s construction industry, a digital renaissance is unfurling its wings. The infusion of smart materials doesn’t just hint at an era of streamlined construction processes and diminished maintenance demands. It signifies an embrace of innovation, a pledge to the relentless pursuit of safety, and an ode to sustainability.

As this transformative tide sweeps through the industry, the orchestration of efficiency, longevity, and intelligence weaves a tapestry of progress that transcends the ordinary, ushering in an age of construction that’s not just smart but brilliant.

In the next part, we will look into the element of biomimicry in construction.

Article 1: Advancements in Construction: Energy-Efficient Building Materials for Sustainable Future

Article 3: Aesthetic Evolution: Building Materials Beyond Beauty

Article 4: Smart Materials: Revolutionising Construction Efficiency


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