News - 10 Jan 2023
The Man John Sopinka was born in Broderick, Saskatchewan in 1937 and lived there until his Ukrainian Canadian family moved to Hamilton, Ontario in 1939. He completed secondary...
News - 11 Feb 2021
At South Ural State University, a team of researchers has optimized building materials with advantages for the environment.
Samples of the ceramics obtained by adding sewage sludge. Image Credit:...
News - 24 Apr 2018
A building technique as old as dirt is being re-tested as a ‘new’ and feasible modern construction material.
Compressed soil, also called rammed earth, is a construction technique...
News - 19 Apr 2016
Concrete does not have to be heavy to be strong. Poraver is an innovative lightweight aggregate that can reduce concrete weight by up to 50% with good compressive strength.
News - 1 Dec 2015
Using an old 19th century apartment block in Oslo as a case study, researchers are looking for conservation measures for heritage buildings.
How can we make them watertight, insulated and...
News - 14 Jul 2015
Nine Best in Class winners lead the 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards, eclipsing formidable competition with more than 115 entries. The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) premier awards honor...
News - 23 Apr 2015
The world’s highest-scoring college dorm in Leadership and Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the latest among top LEED projects to consistently incorporate brick exteriors.
News - 17 Feb 2015
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) invites entries for its 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards starting on February 16, and due by April 30. BIA's annual design competition honors outstanding,...
News - 28 Nov 2014
Demand for bricks, blocks and pavers in the United States is forecast to rise about nine percent per annum from a low 2013 base to $9.3 billion in 2018. A recovery in construction expenditures across...
News - 6 Feb 2013
Anyone who has seen the movie "Impossible" or watched footage from the Japanese tsunami has learned the terror that can strike with little warning. In those cases, when there is no time to...