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Foamed Drywall Waste Panels (FDWP): A fire-protective insulation technology
­Unmet Need: Environmentally friendly fire-protective insulation material Flammable plastic foam insulation (aka Styrofoam) has been under scrutiny in recent building fires. Noncombustible alternatives are costly & produced with carbon-emitting fuels. Concurrently, there is pressure to end landfilling of gypsum drywall waste from building construction...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): David Drake, Taiji Miyasaka
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Clean Tech
Graphene oxide nano-engineering for interfacial transition zone in cement composites
Unmet Need: Mitigating weakness in the interfacial transition zone in cementitious composites. Cement composites are a type of affordable and versatile artificial building material that have been extensively used in modern civil engineering. However, their inherently quasi-brittle behavior has limited their structural applications, due to the associated...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Jing Zhong
Keywords(s): 2D Nanomaterials, Building Materials, Nanotechnology, Sustainability
Nano-Modified Waterproof Sealers and Methods for Concrete Preservation
Unmet Need: Prevents aging of and damage to concrete in harsh environments Commercial surface treatments have demonstrated limited ability to protect concrete from salt scaling and thus extend the service life of concrete pavements, bridge decks, etc. Based on their functions, surface treatments are often divided into the following categories: barrier...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Zhipeng Li
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Concrete sealer, Nanotechnology, UV resistant, waterproof, Waterproofing, wear resistant
Masonry Blocks using Recycled Gypsum Wallboard
​Unmet Need: New use for construction & demolition gypsum drywall Construction of an average 2000 square foot home produces more than a ton of gypsum wallboard waste. Gypsum wallboard waste is a low-value material, typically disposed of in landfills. Landfill disposal presents a significant problem due to anaerobic soil bacteria consuming gypsum...
Published: 6/9/2023   |   Inventor(s): Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Clean Tech, Waste Management