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Lightweight Block As An Alternative

Q: We are working on a project where the owner is trying to earn LEED credits. So we are trying to convince the structural engineer to use lightweight block. How can we get him to use lightweight block as an alternative? More

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Green Alternative to Concrete Block Gets a Nudge

EcoBuilt Efficient Buildings and Drexel University are testing whether a product called MaqCrete, made from post-industrial waste materials, can be mass-produced. More

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A Brick Is Not A Brick

Taken at face value, a study of Mexican bricks conducted at Clemson University's National Brick Research Center, in Anderson, S.C., and released in 2004 gives poor scores to several Mexican brick brands. Of the 28 bricks tested under ASTM C-216 by repeated freezing and thawing, only three passed the test. More

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Debate Delays ASTM Standard for Vacuum-Release Systems

The final draft of a comprehensive standard for vacuum-release systems has been delayed past its projected time frame as the ASTM?s subcommittee members continue to debate its content. More

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