06−10 October 2021

The 19th Exhibition of Building
Material and Interior

Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE)
BSD City, Indonesia


02 November 2018

Next Generation Building Materials


Industri 4.0 expands into the world of building materials and evolves at a rapid rate. As economic and ecological concerns take a more prominent role in the build and interios, sector, manufacturers are creating ever more elegant solutions to resolve the sector's most pressing issues.

It's no longer enough for building materials to be only about design and aesthetic appeal. Increasing pressure on the building materials manufacturers to create strong products that are easy to install and improve the health and safety of building occupants and connect with and/or support a connected building's information management structure.

An example to be taken is transparent wood, which likewise turn into an alternative for conventional glass windows. A model home utilizing transparent wood for windows found that it better circulates light, wipes out glare and offers enhanced warm protection.

Self-healing concrete is a product that will biologically produce limestone to heal cracks that appear on the surface of concrete structures. Specially selected types of the bacteria along with a calcium-based nutrient known as calcium lactate, and nitrogen and phosphorus, are added to the ingredients of the concrete when it is being mixed.


These self-healing agents can lie dormant within the concrete for up to 200 years.