Edition #21, August 2006

Unifying criteria for MCR tile production

sm_diego_colomaThe brand “techofacil” was launched in the international environment with an analytical workshop about the situation of production of quality Micro Concrete Roofing tiles. Parameters where set for quality, production procedures and application of MCR. A team of instructors and controllers of quality who will oversee the faithful compliance were capacitated as well. 

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Sustainability of cement and concrete is being discussed in Davos

sm_davosAlmost none of the inhabitants of this Swiss mountain village of Davos noticed that for some days they had the privilege to host more than half of what a participant called “the brains that today work with cement and concrete in the world”. This event entitled “Advances of cement and concretes: sustainability” took place from July 3-7, for the tenth time, in this village that is also host of the World Economic Forum.

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Technical Sheet: Fired Clay Bricks

Technical Sheet: Fired Clay Bricks

Burnt bricks are the preferred walling material in many countries of the world. For thousands of years they have withstood sun and rain, earthquakes and wars. They are warm in cold whether and cool in the heat, they can be used time and again.

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Reforestation with bamboo as an ecological alternative

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A project with bamboo in Cuba covers the spectrum from “In Vitro” reproduction to the use and marketing of bamboo as construction material, furniture and handcrafts. It is located in three provinces affected by the loss of productive capacity of the land due to its intensive use for cattle and agriculture, as well as the loss of their native woods for fuel and as a construction material. 

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Kurt RhynerKurt Rhyner
Architect, PhD. Professor
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Project conception, analysis of technologies and materials appropriate to the specific situation, financial analysis, executive management, backstopping, evaluations

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