Innovative building materials that are changing commercial construction

Date: 10 Mar, 2021

No matter when you get the construction done, the last thing you need is cracks on the walls of your beautiful home. One bout of heavy rainfall and most of these cracks lead to water seepage problems in the house. These are some of the reasons that we see the latest innovations in civil engineering materials.

With technology now impacting every part of our life, even the construction industry has seen many modern materials being used in construction. When talking about innovative construction materials, let us discuss self-healing concrete, pollution absorbing bricks, and so on.

What are the modern construction materials?

1. Premix for bonding blocks together

One critical and necessary process in construction is the bonding of the blocks. With technology inhibiting every part of our life, even the basic blocks of constructions have undergone a variation. Due to this, the blocks are produced using various materials, and hence the mortar required to bond these blocks vary, and to ensure that the bond is strong, the composition needs to be perfect. Instamix Bond Aid is just what you need in this case. One of the most innovative materials used in building construction, Instamix Bond Aid by Nuvoco, ensures a better bond by thinning the joint and giving a better overall effect.

2. Innovative Wall Putty

Perfection is what we all try to aim for when it comes to our homes. Even builders are looking for ways to achieve perfection to gain appreciation and, in turn, maximise profits. Wall putty plays a vital role in the final paint application and gives that perfect finish to the interior or exterior walls. However, the preparation of the wall putty firstly requires a lot of technical know-how. Zero M Poly Rich Wall Putty by Nuvoco is the perfect example of civil engineering materials’ latest innovations. It not only takes care of the preparation by reducing the preparation time to a mere 5-10 minutes. It is also highly water-resistant and can ensure that the change in the external environment doesn’t cause peeling and flaking of the paint.

3. Waterproofing Chemicals

It is one of the most innovative construction materials for a comprehensive waterproofing solution. When it comes to building a structure or even your home, there are endless forms of water seepage that can occur. The ZERO M Water Shield can directly be mixed with the cement that you are using to plaster. Also, it can be used throughout the building, right from the basement to the roof. It increases durability by addressing problems like damp walls, leaking ceilings, and even plaster cracks, ensuring a smooth finish for your walls.

The list of innovative construction materials does not end here, there are many more lightweight building materials that can be considered when it comes to construction. There are a variety of construction companies that offer innovative building solutions, Nuvoco being one of them. The Nuvoco catalogue comprises of innovative construction materials that can be used for construction.


The kind of innovative construction materials that are now coming into the market are truly one-of-a-kind. Most of the materials are yet to take their place as far as the construction of full-scale and high-rise buildings is concerned. However, keeping yourself up-to-date on civil engineering materials’ latest innovations can prove to be highly beneficial. By doing so, you are not only adding value to your life and your house, but you are also adding value to the environment.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd, a Nirma Group company, started operations in India in 1999 via acquisitions. Nirma Group forayed into the cement business in 2014 through a greenfield cement plant in Nimbol. Thereafter, we have grown the cement business, through acquisition of the Indian cement business of LafargeHolcim in 2016 and NU Vista (formerly Emami Cement Limited) in 2020. Read More



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