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A gray star

Concrete is the world’s top-selling construction material. What potential does it have for the future? And how are researchers extending its lifetime and making it more sustainable? Photo: Getty Images

Concrete is the world’s top-selling construction material. What potential does it have for the future? And how are researchers extending its lifetime and making it more sustainable? Photo: Getty Images

Concrete

The future of construction

How do we build more sustainably in the future? A discussion between a concrete researcher and an architect.

Concrete

A self-healing construction material

One key to reaching the goal of sustainable concrete is bacteria that fill cracks in materials on their own.

Innovation culture

The driving force

Becoming an entrepreneur during her probation period: Sarah Hintermayer about her role in driving the “WallCraft” project forward.

Construction materials

Cement: Facts and figures

Cement is a basic component of concrete that is in demand all over the world. Billions of tons of it are produced annually.

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