Nanotechnology in Building and Construction. Dr. Joannie W. Chin. Why nanotechnology in building and construction?. Emerging nanotechologies in building and construction. Technical barriers. OPPORTUNITIES. 30,000 ft view. Nanostructured Materials.
Dr. Joannie W. Chin
Emerging nanotechologies in building and construction
30,000 ft view
“The construction industry was the only industry to identify nanotechnology as a promising emerging technology in the UK Delphi Survey in the early 1990s… However, construction has lagged behind other industrial sectors, such as automotive, chemicals, electronics and biotech sectors, where nanotechnology R&D has attracted significant interest and investment from large industrial corporations and venture capitalists.”
“Application of Nanotechnology in Construction”, Materials and Structures, 37, 649 (2004).