What are we doing to solve it?
bti, being the leading real estate company in Bangladesh, has been stepping up to the responsibility for quite some time now. They have developed an environmentally-friendly and reliable response to the pollution caused by the burnt clay bricks. It’s estimated that about 58% of the air pollution in Bangladesh is caused by brickfields producing burnt clay bricks. bti has set up its own factory in Dhamrai, which produces 25000 blocks per day, rounding them up to around 6.5 million annually. This could surely cut down the percentage of both pollution and delivery time of a project without compromising quality if its use is popularized.
The good news is recent times have seen a slow but growing demand for these blocks. Out of social responsibility, other real estate companies are slowly shifting away from clay bricks as well. Fair-faced buildings and interiors have seen an increase in popularity as well. Newer homeowners often opt for a more contemporary look that concrete blocks offer. If this trend continues, it could positively impact our environment as well.
How are they made?
More and more real estate companies have been adopting this alternative for a while now. The manufacturing process is quite simple; the raw materials are processed and the blocks are made in the machine. The raw materials required are cement, stone dust, coarse and fine sands along with pea gravel which is readily available. The best thing about it is that no harmful gasses are given off and it consumes far less energy than clay brick making process as it does not need any burning.
Why are they a better choice?
Concrete blocks retain less water and salinity which reduces the risk of dampening and in turn weakening. This makes them more durable and strong than clay bricks. They reduce the gravity load of the building, i.e, the weight of the structure is reduced. It is far more effective at reducing the cost of construction as it requires less in number than bricks. It requires less mortar as well saving both time and money needed for construction.
It is energy efficient allowing the building to regulate the temperature according to the weather, keeping your home at an optimum temperature. Its sound dampening properties that give you the peace and quiet you deserve in your home. Concrete blocks can also be used for interior design because of its contemporary look.
Who uses Concrete Blocks?
One of the best things about these blocks is that they can have a wide range of applications. From anyone looking to build their own homes, real estate companies looking to build apartment complexes or even industrialists looking to build factories can use concrete blocks as a building material. That’s not all, concrete blocks are great for interior design as they give a contemporary look to the homes.
bti Concrete blocks are well on its way to bring a positive change the way the real estate industry functions. It is not only a more eco-friendly option but has the potential to make safer homes. And in doing so it saves time and money that helps meet the ever-growing demand for housing.]]>