Technical - Brick Production
South Africa has limited water resources. This fact sheet identifies practical ways to conserve water, and reviews alternative water sources to reduce dependence on the national water infrastructure.
The SADC Clay Brick Survey gathered intelligence and benchmarks on clay brick production across Southern Africa. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the relevant stakeholders in each country, we are better positioned to identify possible areas of intervention and support.
Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production not only reduces waste, it can improve clay brick porosity, thermal conductivity and water absorption properties
Hydroseeding is a fast, cost effective and high-quality method for seeding vegetation, land rehabilitation and erosion control in clay quarries and surface mines.
Complementing its current socio-economic impact areas such as health and safety, employment, human rights and equity, the clay brick sector can further positively impact its employees, local communities as well as the wider public.
The CBA has developed this series of Excel business cases, to help clay brick manufacturers evaluate the feasibility of implementing different sustainability measure in their existing operation/s. Customise the parameters to calculate your return on investment.
Fuel switching is often considered an essential step in achieving a low-carbon future.
Rain water, storm water, grey water, ground water and water reclaimed from manufacturing processes can be treated and reused.
Unfired clay bricks were first used in Mesopotamia around the third millennium BC.
The Department of Environmental Affairs has set limits for the air pollutants that may be released from clamp kilns.
Essentially, ClickBricks are clay bricks that do not need to be connected by cement to create a stable wall. Produced by Daas Baksteen, ClickBrick
The Clay Brick Association has produced a user-friendly A4 leaflet for distribution to small-scale and informal sector clay brick production facil