Technology Overlap and Synthesis in the Architecture and Engineering Disciplines
Received Date: Apr 05, 2012 / Accepted Date: Apr 27, 2012 / Published Date: Apr 29, 2012
The paper explores the recent innovations in architecture materials developed through nanotechnology, based on the design of material properties in order to obtain specific performances. In particular, nanostructured cementitious materials, represent an interesting application of nanotechnology in the construction industry, considering the significant performance advantages compared to conventional products and the potential in reduction of resources and energy consumption throughout the life cycle connected to their use. To understand the relevance of these innovations, an approach aimed at identifying the possible impact on design and construction is required, considering the benefits achievable through a conscious use of nanotechnology, without neglecting the scientific issues still open and risk factors for humans and environment related to their uncontrolled use. The specific focus on the characteristics and potential applications of nanostructured cement-based materials is intended to reaffirm the need to develop an adequate level of knowledge internal to architectural disciplines on nanotechnology-related innovations, starting from the prominent role that cement and concrete plays in the construction industry.
Keywords: Nanotechnology; Environmental systems
Citation: Gibson MD (2012) Technology Overlap and Synthesis in the Architecture and Engineering Disciplines. J Archit Eng Tech 1: e102. Doi: 10.4172/2168-9717.1000e102
Copyright: ©2012 Gibson MD. This is an open-access article distributed under he terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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