Future of Civil Engineering is Nano Technology
Nanotechnology is one of the most active research areas that encompass a number of disciplines, including civil engineering and construction materials. It seems to hold the key that allows construction and building materials to replicate the features of natural systems improved until perfection for millions of years. Traditionally, nanotechnology has been concerned with developments in most of the fields like microbiology, medicine, electronic, chemical, and materials sciences. However, the potential for application of many of the developments in the nanotechnology field in the area of construction engineering has been growing
Over the centuries, engineers and architects have devised ever-new ways to build taller, stronger and more beautiful creations using game-changing materials like steel girders, earthquake-proof foundations and glass curtain walls.
But what does the future hold for construction technology? Will there come a day when noisy construction crews are replaced by swarms of autonomous nanobots? Will the cracks in concrete foundations one day miraculously heal themselves, or gas stations be replaced by electric cars running on self-charging roads?
Watch the video on "10 Futuristic Construction technologies" for most exciting construction innovations of the near future.