Non-Traditional Materials, Technology and Non-Traditional Research Mode
In order to obtain better social and economic benefits, non-traditional materials and technologies must be closely integrated with non-traditional research mode. Traditional studies on materials and techniques are mainly undertaken by engineers of structures and materials, while architects play the role in the application of materials and technologies. Therefore, the application of new materials and technologies shall be inevitably accepted, well acquainted with and proficiently utilized by architects. The three factors that have a major impact on this process are the complexity, differentiation and timeliness, indicating that the application of new materials and technologies is simpler, similar to the application method of traditional materials and technologies and can be learned and mastered by architects in a short time. The hardcore of non-traditional research mode is the close coordination between architects and the engineers of structure and materials, the design methods and technical details that adapt to new materials and technologies.
Yan Xiao, Zhi Li, Rui Wang, Bo Shan and Khosrow Ghavami
Q. Ye et al., "Non-Traditional Materials, Technology and Non-Traditional Research Mode", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 517, pp. 730-736, 2012