Using Nanotechnology in Producing Organic Construction Materials

  • Dr. Ahmed Salah Eldin Shiba


Construction materials are considered as a main component of the components of the architectural product; subsequently, they are included in the interactions between architecture and its surrounding environment. Therefore, the researches in the field of construction materials are considered as one of the research axes to perform an architecture that can be more compatible with its environment and with our contemporary world.

Although there is no direct relation between the architects and the manufacture of the construction materials, the role of the architects comes in the front of the inspiration sources for the manufacturers and developers of the construction materials. The role of the architects at describing and demanding construction materials of specific specifications is considered the main motive for the construction materials manufacturers to innovate the newest and the most efficient and developed construction materials, in order to keep up with the market and the demands of the era, benefiting from the amazing leaps of technology, specifically in the Nanotechnology sciences which have been accelerating during the last decades in a noticeable and stimulating way to accomplish more ambitions.

With the technological progress, humanity was capable of developing several manufacture fields, one of which is the industry of construction materials that achieved an amazing progress in the beginning of the twenty-first century by the use of nanotechnology, as more robust materials and materials that are more resistant to the environmental changes have been produced. The matter is not limited to strength and durability, the matter extends that materials that are more flexible, respondent to the changes of their surrounding environments, and more capable of interacting with those changes have been produced; the matter that led many architects to reevaluate the benefit of the continuance use of the traditional construction materials, while there are many researches and studies that confirm the efficiency of the nanotechnology on the levels of strength, durability and the capability of adaptation with the surrounding environment. Nanotechnology has certain capabilities; the most important features of which that it has special characteristics such as; the relative increase of the surface area, its deviation out of the classical physics rules, and that it is subject to the rules the Quantum Physics, the matter that gives it the capability of changing color, transparency, and hardness. This also doubles its capability to conduction and insulation, if compared to its peers of traditional materials, the matter that enables it to achieve unique characteristics. These characteristics are the ones that architects look forward to, in order to jump towards a more flexible architecture that will be more capable of facing the challenges of the future.

Therefore, this research paper highlights the most important requirements that must be available in the produced construction materials by the use of the nanotechnology to produce eco-friendly materials that help in saving energy, improving the internal environment, achieving sustainability to enhance the capability of the future architecture to be compatible with its environment. The research paper is based on nature as the source of inspiration because the living organisms have a long history in adaptation with their environments, and that the bodies of these organisms contain materials and chromosomes that are developed by techniques that exceed the techniques of nanotechnology that are achieved by the human beings up till now; this is to be able of creating organic construction materials that have more capabilities to respond to the environmental changes, and that are more capable of interacting with their surrounding environments.

How to Cite
Dr. Ahmed Salah Eldin Shiba. (2020). Using Nanotechnology in Producing Organic Construction Materials. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(3), 8174 - 8185. Retrieved from