The SADC Clay Brick Survey sought to gather intelligence around clay brick production in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the... more
The Clay Brick Association is committed to assist their member in keeping track of regulatory environment as it applies to the manufacture of clay brick in South Africa. This set of pages summarises... more
With rising energy costs for both electricity and fuels, and given that in the brick sector energy can account for between 40% and 60% of production costs, energy efficiency represents a significant... more
The EECB facilitated a targeted Energy Systems Optimisation (ESO) Assessment at Algoa Brick as part of the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) programme. The audit report evaluated 9 of the... more
UK Construction Online’s Matt Brown speaks with Keith Aldis, Chief Executive of the Brick Development Association (BDA), on the brick manufacturing industry meeting sustainability targets and the... more
Lignosulphonate clay conditioners have been shown to provide benefits such as improved clay workability and increased extrusion rates which result in reduced power consumption during extrusion.... more
We are looking for a good second hand J.C. Steele 88C Even Clay Feeder(four shaft).
Contact: Rob Gillies
Beta Bricks (Zimbabwe)
This study focuses on the feasibility and energy efficiency benefits of using “waste” flue gas energy to heat Heavy Furnace Oil (HFO) instead of electricity generated by South Africa’s coal-fired... more
Over the lifespan of the project, CO2 emissions in the clay brick sector have been reduced by 380,000 tCO2 annually.
Improved use of local resources
In the final assessment survey recently conducted... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project follows a holistic, systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the South African clay brick sector. Almost every... more
Dematerialisation is the reduction of total material and energy throughput of any product, thus limiting its environmental impact. One of the identified methods to implement dematerialisation in clay... more
Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By examining an activity we are forced to pay attention to it. By producing relevant and accurate measurements we can identify where... more
We need Member's help in expanding the CBA mailing list to architects, construction and the public sector!
With the upcoming LCA roadshow we want to make sure we gather the names and email addresses... more
South Africa’s leading brickmaker, Corobrik has appointed Nick Booth deputy managing director of the company responsible for sales and marketing at Corobrik.
This Technical Note reviews the implementation, annual energy savings, payback period and estimated annual greenhouse gas reduction of the installation by CBA Associate Member Bernini Impianti. The... more
This Sales Training Manual which has been designed as a practical resource tool for ClayBrick members to train their sales personnel and other representatives on Clay Brick products.
This information... more
This information covers the basic requirements of Clay Brick manufacture and its performance attributes and has been designed as a practical resource tool for ClayBrick members to train their sales... more
Members! This set of 4 brochures can be customised with your logo. Because it is is a standard A4 size, it can be inexpensively printed.
The section pages also make great posters!
Please note that... more
Members! This set of 4 brochures can be customised with your logo. Because this is a standard A4 size, it can be inexpensively printed.
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Please note that the... more
Members! Contact the CBA to customise these advertisements for your company.
At a sparkling event in Freedom Park Pretoria, dignitaries from Switzerland and South Africa said farewell to the team from Swisscontact. It was a fitting finale for the 8-year Energy Efficient Clay... more
Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study
“Life Cycle Assessment of clay brick walling in South Africa”
Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By... more
The National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations were published on 3 April 2017. The current reporting threshold for brick manufacturing is set at 4 million bricks per month. Note that the... more