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There are many examples of photocatalysts aimed at reducing urban depollution applied on photocatalytic pavements. Titanium dioxide (Titania) is being explored as a component, but the correct method of applying photocatalysts in pavements is still being investigated. Mixed with the binder, the TiO2 was not effective in degrading NOx in the air. As a surface spray coating however, Titania was very effective in removing nitrogen oxide.   
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Self-cleaning/photocatalytic properties are known since the 1960s, but they have only recently been widely exploited. The first application was on the church ‘‘Dives in Misericordia” in Rome. It is composed of 346 self-cleaning concrete blocks made of white cement and TiO2. Another example was a pilot project in Antwerp, Belgium, consisting of 10.000 m2 of photocatalytic pavement blocks, constructed in 2004–2005 on the parking lanes of a main road.
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It involves the production of materials and structures (nanomaterials) at a scale of 100 nanometres or less.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

by Konstantina Vasilakopoulou (NKUA) and Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: News

This report presents the status of nanotechnology in the construction industry.  In this sense it covers areas of construction such as repairing of buildings and infrastructures, including the provisions of materials, used for these purposes.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Technologies for efficient recycling and recovery of valuable raw materials from complex construction and demolition waste (video)  
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: News

Discover the latest innovations in eco-materials for healthy low carbon construction at the next ISOBIO workshop, hosted by Acciona Construcción on 21 November in Madrid.  
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
Type: Event

Use of end-of-life materials, waste and alternative binders as useful raw materials for pavements construction and rehabilitation    
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Multifunctional facades of reduced thickness for fast and cost-effective retrofitting     MF-Retrofit project aimed to deal with the numerous requirements of facade panel retrofitting by developing a light-weight, durable, cost effective and high performance panel. Its layered structure allows for separate but also synergistic function regarding high thermal and acoustic insulation, excellent mechanical properties, up to standards flame retardancy and photocatalytic activity.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Link

The fourth week of our #H2020Buildings promotion has just come to an end!   With the Twitter hashtag #H2020Buildings, the BUILD UP team promotes European projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework in a thematic manner.   Five weeks, five topics and more than 40 projects are being showcased on our Twitter handle @EU_BUILDUP. Every Friday, we collect the tweets of the week and publish them under ‘moments’, accessible here.
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
Type: Note