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UK Clay Brickmaking Process

The UK Clay Brickmaking Process document has been produced to provide an insight into the various processes and methods employed by UK manufacturers in the creation of clay bricks. Clay bricks have featured as a construction product for thousands of years with evidence of their use dating as far back as the time of the […]

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BDA’S SUSTAINABILITY KPI AND TARGETS TO 2020

The brick industry recognises the importance of addressing sustainability impacts over the entire lifecycle of the product, and is one of the first sectors to complete a BRE verified Environmental Product Decleration that meets the requirements of the new standard EN 15804: 2012 Sustainability of Construction Works.

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CLAY BRICKS AND CLAY BLOCKS RESOURCE EFFICIENCY ACTION PLAN

The Construction Industry’s key manufacturing sectors of clay bricks and clay blocks, precast concrete and ready-mixed concrete, have joined forces to launch Resource Efficiency Action Plans (REAPs) demonstrating their commitment to increasing the opportunity for recycling and reusing recovered materials, throughout the whole-life of these materials.

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MASONRY DESIGN FOR DISPROPORTIONATE COLLAPSE

Revised Building Regulations for England & Wales, related, in part, to the structural design of buildings to resist accidental damage, have recently been published together with the relevant Approved Document giving guidance on accidental damage design.

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THE DESIGN OF BRICKWORK RETAINING WALLS

This document provides detailed information on both the permissible stress method and the limit state method, plus examples, calculations and tables of comparative costs and complies with BS 5628: Parts 1 & 2.

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BRICKWORK ARCH BRIDGES

Practical advice on brick arch bridge design, incorporating modern techniques, as a complement to the Department of Transport’s Design Standard and Advice Note on the construction of new arch bridges.

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INTRODUCTION TO EUROCODE 6

This publication is part of a series of three guides entitled “How to design masonry structures using Eurocode 6”. The aim is to make the transition to Eurocode 6, Design of masonry structures as easy as possible by drawing together in one place key information and commentary required for the design of typical masonry elements.

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EUROCODE 6 – VERTICAL RESISTANCE

This guide is the second in a series of three giving guidance on the design of masonry structures to Eurocode 6.

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EUROCODE 6 – LATERAL RESISTANCE

This guide is the third in a series of three giving guidance on the design of masonry structures to Eurocode 6.

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ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, ROBUSTNESS & STABILITY

An explanation of the provisions contained in BS 5628: Part 1 – The Structural Use of Masonry and in particular with Section 5 of the code which gives detailed recommendations for controlling and limiting accidental damage.

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