CJ Evans Home Designs

Custom Home Design & Drafting

in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

Wood in Concrete Increases Strength

Purdue University is beginning to test it's concrete infused with wood & cellulose nanocrystals.  Initial theories show the concrete is stronger.  Stronger concrete would have significant impacts on construction... concrete is a heavy material to build with, so if you can build with less material for the same strength, you can significantly reduce the overall mass of a building or structure.  This leads to less loading on the foundation and further cost savings!