—Nanotechnology is not new and is known to exist for ages, be it in the sword of tipu sultan or in the windows of the medieval churches in Europe. A common question in the minds of all of us living in today’s world is about how the mechanism of nanotechnology can be used in the healthy compatibility with the constructional structures like that of massive buildings and bridges, which have been thought to encroach upon huge masses of land, leading to the destroying of homes of wildlife and putting pressure in the limited reserves of energy. This review paper focuses on the sustainable usage of nano based materials like carbon nanotube, electrochromic windows, nanoclays, sandvik nanoflex™, nanowires, titanium dioxide, nanoceramic coating, nanocrystalline materials, nanosilica, nanocomposites, MMFX2 steel, nanometals, nanofibres, nanomyte™ mend MW, nanocement, which could be used for providing singular or multiple functions of potential reinforcement, corrosion resistance, insulation, fire protection, temperature resistance, reducing air conditioning loads, pollution control, UV ray absorption, lighting, when used as a part of building materials.
—Nanotechnology, construction, materials.
B. B. Das is with National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Farmagudi (Ponda), Goa, India (e-mail:email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org). Arkadeep Mitra was with KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (e-mail:email@example.com).
Cite:B. B. Das and Arkadeep Mitra, "Nanomaterials for Construction Engineering-A Review," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 41-46, 2014.