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.
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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).