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Building Materials


A large portion of the waste materials created in the United States results from the construction and demolition of buildings. These materials include concrete, wood, metal, glass, wallboard, and plastic. Much of this material goes to landfills. Waste reduction could be achieved by constructing buildings with innovative materials and creating demolition processes that increase the recycling and reuse of those materials. As a result, there is a need for the development and commercialization of the following:

  • 6A: Innovative Construction Materials: Innovative commercial building Construction Materials that are stronger, more durable, last longer, weigh less, have lower volume, are less toxic, cost less to produce, and will be easier to recycle and reuse than currently used materials.
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