Construction and Building Materials
Building materials, have recently been demonstrated to have great potential for improving the heat transfer properties of solids. Building materials play different roles in construction industry and they should have suitable characteristic behaviors. Several characteristic behaviors of building materials have been identified, including thermal conductivity, heat flux and emissivity constant effects. This paper reviews the new approaches of building materials (such as Aluminum, Brick, Ceramic, Cement, Concrete, Glass, Marble, Plaster, and Granite) for thermal transport and other properties associated with them and in the following it discusses and classifies the nonthermal and thermal properties of building materials. At the end, this review points out several important clues in future issues.