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Find facts for all types of construction materials, including steel, concrete, asphalt,and composits.
  1. Concrete (9)
  2. Steel (2)

Composite Materials
Everything you need to know about plastics and other composite materials used in construction.

ETFE
ETFE is an easy way of saying Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene. What is it, and how is it used in architecture?

Exterior Siding Options
Exterior siding options include wood, vinyl, stucco, fiber cement, and stone. Which is best? Here are pros and cons.

History of Asphalt
The history of roads and asphalt presented by About Guide Mary Bellis.

What You Need To Know About Vinyl Siding
Pros and cons of vinyl siding explored, with links for learning more.

Discover Cast-Iron Architecture
During the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, cast-iron architecture became an exciting new trend. Learn about great buildings constructed with cast-iron and see photos.

How To Build an Earth Block Home
Jim Hallock, director of Earth Block Operations at Loreto Bay, in Baja California shows how to build an economical home using compressed earth blocks (CEBs).

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