Materials and structures the flagship publication of the international union of laboratories and experts in construction materials systems and structures rilem provides a unique international and interdisciplinary forum for new research findings on the performance of construction materials a . Construction materials wood concrete steel in ideal environments most common construction materials are very durable and can last indefinitely however design or construction deficiencies or lack of proper maintenance can result in less than ideal conditions under which construction materials will degrade. The scope of construction and building materials includes but is not restricted to new works and repair and maintenance of the following bridges high rise buildings dams civil engineering structures silos highway pavements tunnels water containment structures sewers roofing housing coastal defences. Building wood towers how high is up for timber structures the recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad but bui. Types of building materials used in construction natural building materials building materials can be generally categorized into two sources natural and synthetic natural building materials are those that are unprocessed or minimally processed by industry such as lumber or glass historically wood for building large structures was used
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