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What is Porotherm Bricks? Properties, Advantages, and Applications

Porotherm clay bricks are horizontally or vertically perforated clay bricks. they are manufactured in variety of sizes (common size is 400x200x200 mm) from natural clay, coal ash, rice husk, and granite slurry. The term porotherm is used for this type of brick due ...

Standard Brick Dimensions Based on Different Codes

Brick dimensions is one of the most crucial parameters that need to be considered during the selection of bricks in order to ensure they fit with the design layout. Brick selection is decided based on the certain application in ...

10 Structural and Non-structural Applications of Bricks

There are innumerable applications of bricks in the field of Civil engineering. They are widely used as a structural as well as a non-structural(aesthetical) element in construction. When used as a structural member, bricks are used for the ...

How to Make Deductions in Masonry Construction Estimation?

Deduction is necessary in certain cases while estimations are carried out for masonry constructions. For instance, the presence of openings in masonry walls, bearings, doors, windows, segmental arch openings, and semi-circular arch openings. Deductions for these conditions shall ...

Bond Beam Block vs. Lintel Block Differences

Bond beam blocks and lintel blocks are concrete units which are used especially for masonry purposes. The differences between both bond beam block and lintel block in terms of their usage, shape, functions etc. are explained in this ...

Parapet Walls – Types and Uses

A parapet wall is a low or dwarf wall built along the edge of the roof, terrace, walkway, balcony etc. Parapet walls can be constructed using different materials like reinforced cement concrete, steel, aluminium, glass etc. Different types ...