Green technology for construction

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At a time when several thousand brick kilns are causing large-scale air pollution and loss of topsoil across the country, around 20 private firms are making eco-friendly construction materials without any baking.  They are producing different types of alternative building materials, including hollow blocks, concrete bricks and pavement blocks, and these are stronger than the…

Alternative bricks can preserve topsoil

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According to Bangladesh Brick Manufacturing Owners Association, the country’s existing roughly 7,000 brick fields have been using around 1.27 billion cubic feet (cft) topsoil annually as a raw material for brick production The price and availability of good bricks are a primary concern for consumers where the construction of a building is concerned. However, a…

Cabinet clears bill encouraging concrete block production

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The cabinet on Monday approved Brick Manufacturing and Brick Kiln Establishment (Control) (Amendment) Bill 2018 incorporating concrete blocks and hollow blocks as bricks. Obtaining licence for producing bricks has been made mandatory, but it would not require any licence to produce concrete blocks, according to the draft. After the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Shiekh…

Eco-friendly bricks gaining popularity

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A total of 30 businesses are commercially producing the blocks Eco-friendly bricks in the form of concrete blocks are gaining popularity in Bangladesh as a means to mitigate the environmental damage caused by conventional brick manufacturing. House Building Research Institute (HBRI), a component of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, has been working for…

Use concrete blocks as brick substitute

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The burning of coal, wood and bamboo to manufacture bricks contributes about 23% of Bangladesh’s total carbon emissions Concrete blocks should be used as a substitute for bricks in construction to maintain the balance of the environment and protect agricultural land, urban planners and public officials said on Wednesday. The comment was made at a…