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2014-09-30 23:20:36

The National Science Foundation supports Watershed Materials’ cutting-edge development of zero cement masonry to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of one of the world’s most common building products. Napa, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Watershed Materials, a sustainable masonry products manufacturer, has been awarded a $740,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and commercialize structural masonry blocks...

2014-08-26 23:03:32

Watershed Materials chosen as a finalist among the strongest group of startups for the Greentech category of SXSW Eco’s entrepreneurial pitch competition, the Startup Showcase. Watershed Materials will present its leading technology for manufacturing a green, low carbon, sustainable masonry building product called the Watershed Block. Napa, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Watershed Materials, a sustainable masonry products manufacturer, was selected as a finalist in the Greentech...

2009-06-09 10:40:31

British engineers say the secret of sandcastle construction could help revive an ancient building technique that uses rammed earth. Durham University researchers said they conducted a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing in popularity as a sustainable building method. They determined that as a sandcastle needs a little water to stand up, the strength of rammed earth was heavily dependent on its water content. Rammed earth is a manufactured material made of sand, gravel...

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2009-06-03 08:10:00

The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University. Researchers, led by experts at Durham's School of Engineering, have carried out a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing in popularity as a sustainable building method. Just as a sandcastle needs a little water to stand up, the Durham engineers found that the strength of rammed earth was heavily dependent on its water...


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