Concrete is one of the main materials that is used to construct buildings. This is due to the durability and rigidness of the material, that allows it to be used to build tall buildings. However, the problem also lies with its rigidity, where during events like earthquakes, the fact that these structures are too stiff could result in severe damage.
However, over at the Swinburne University of Technology, researchers have managed to develop a new type of concrete that’s more bendable and flexible, thus making it better for buildings, especially in countries that are prone to natural disasters. This new concrete is made by using ash, while using synthetic fibers and incorporating it into their mix.
There are a couple of benefits to this. One of which, like we said, can result in more flexible and bendable concrete, while the other is that it will also be more environmentally-friendly. This