The Potential Benefits of Nanotechnology for Innovative Solutions in the Construction Sector

Halicioglu F. H.

3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May - 02 June 2009, pp.209-214 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-00980-8_28
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-214
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The world of the construction sector is being changed by new technologies, new materials, new building typologies, new concerns and opportunities. The construction sector has been slow to embrace nanotechnology, but nanotech innovations have an enormous impact on building design and construction. Nanotechnology represents a major opportunity for the construction sector to develop new products, substantially increase quality, and open new markets. The paper aims to describe and examine the potential benefits of nanotechnology for innovative solutions in the construction sector. It offers a possibility of a revised understanding of the relationship between nanotechnology and the building design and construction in the understanding of innovative approaches.