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Facebook makes use of unique concrete flooring

Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh USA needed specially constructed concrete floor rooms for a new virtual reality (VR) system. The rooms where Facebook technicians create virtual avatars are black with large spheres that contain hundreds of tiny cameras used to record movements and voices of the Pittsburgh volunteers, which are made into realistic VR avatars. […]

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New concrete made from waste resists military attacks

Engineers have developed a new type of concrete made up of 40% waste tinder, rice husk and sand. This concrete is economical to produce, and high impact and crackle resistant. The new concrete has been developed at the Military Studies Center at Far Eastern Federal University (MSC FEFU). It is intended for use in military […]

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Dog-friendly US company chooses concrete floors for office

A US building has made use of concrete flooring to keep the welfare of canine visitors in mind. The new Bark office in Columbus, Ohio was designed by architects NBBJ. No carpets were allowed, so all floors are made from concrete, although some areas have woven vinyl or rubber floor covering over the concrete subfloor. […]

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Is concrete the answer to flood-proof buildings?

Architects and builders are developing ways to protect homes and commercial buildings from floods, including using concrete flooring. The UK Climate Projections, published in 2018, warned that in the next few years, Britain is likely to experience higher summer temperatures, the sea levels will rise, and there will be more extreme weather, including flash floods. […]

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Researchers develop salt-resistant concrete

Researchers believe they may have found a way to make concrete flooring more resistant to damage from salty water. In icy weather, tons of salt (sodium chloride) is spread on concrete flooring, roads and walkways to prevent people and vehicles from slipping on ice. Most of the salt is washed away after the cold spell, […]

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Concrete flooring a key part of flood defence, says property expert

Jason Taylor, writing for PropertyRoad.co.uk, has recommended that property owners should upgrade their properties to protect them from storm and flood damage. These improvements can be costly but can prevent loss and lower insurance premiums. Climate change fears have prompted many areas to spend money on flood defences. Floods Minister Therese Coffey has recently opened […]

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Recycled tyres can protect concrete from damage in fires

University of Sheffield researchers have found that recycled tyres can be used to prevent protect concrete from a fire. Concrete flooring is the main type of flooring used in industrial premises because it is both cost effective and hard wearing. If the building catches fire, concrete does not burn but tends to spall, surface layers […]

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Concrete floor coating market set for growth

According to Global Market Insights, the concrete flooring market has increased considerably during the last few years and is expected to have rapid future growth.   By 2024, the total value of the worldwide concrete floor coating market is forecast to be $1.5bn, a yearly growth of 6.5%, This growth is fuelled by increased commercial construction, […]

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Concrete flooring features in top reuse buildings of 2018

The architecture and design website Spaces has listed its top reuse buildings of 2018, and an important feature of many of the buildings on the list is concrete flooring. Renovating a derelict industrial building is costly but this has not stopped architects creating innovative designs that reuse these structures. Buildings such as factories, schools and […]

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New York skyscraper features green concrete flooring

A new skyscraper in New York designed by Foster + Partners is a luxury apartment building that features concrete flooring. This not only looks good, but is environmentally friendly too. The building in Midtown Manhattan is thin and referred to as “super-skinny”. It has 63 storeys that contain 94 luxury apartments. Luxury natural materials feature, […]

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