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Category: Commentary

What’s Wrong with Concrete Block

by materialsDIRECTadmin

Much of the world relies primarily on stacked masonry walls for building low-rise structures. This method is common because it requires only a few basic tools and the materials are readily available almost anywhere around the world. Concrete block manufacturing is low-tech and relatively inexpensive. Perimeter walls, bearing walls and even partition walls forming rooms,…

Reflections of a gifted man

by materialsDIRECTadmin

Two hundred years ago the world’s primary mode of transportation was the horse; our constitution was signed with a feather, dipped in ink; injured soldiers were often treated with a rusty saw; and, the primary source of energy was fire. To our great benefit, over the last 200 years, mankind has seen more technological advancement than all…