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breeze block

n
(Building) a light building brick made from the ashes of coal, coke, etc, bonded together by cement and used esp for walls that bear relatively small loads. Usual US names: cinder block or clinker block
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breeze block

cinder block
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Noun1.breeze block - a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregatebreeze block - a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate; "cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain"
building block - a block of material used in construction work
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This study aimed at investigating the mechanical behavior of a new type of self-insulating concrete masonry unit. Before testing of large-scale specimens of masonry wall, the mechanical and thermal behaviors of the developed new type concrete block were studied as described below.
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[10.] British Standard (BS) 6073-1, Precast Concrete Masonry Units, 1981.
In a preliminary CMU Checkoff outline, campaign officials present a sample scenario: Collection of one cent per block during a year with sales of 1 billion gray and architectural concrete masonry units would yield $10 million to fund research, education and promotion endeavors amid an ever-changing landscape of consumer and design professional perceptions, competing materials, and alternatives to masonry building methods.
A simple solution: Make sure the foundation base accommodates the combined dimensions of the CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall, insulation panel (if any), adequate air space, and brick facade.
They can he constructed of single or multiple wythes, Entirely of brick, or with concrete masonry unit or terra cotta back-up.
If modeled after other national programs, a concrete masonry unit checkoff could entail collection of one or more cents per building block or brick sold, with a producer-contractor board allocating funds to research, education and promotion activities--all under federal agency oversight.
The ProBlock innovation is more than just a new line of "A" block, but an entirely new concept concrete masonry unit. ProBlock represents a new standard starting with the development of the mix design utilizing Stalite lightweight (expanded slate) aggregate, and the introduction of new (tapered) geometries to the block shape." ProBlock takes full advantage of weight and physical material distribution allowed under ASTM C-90 standards, delivering a highly functional, "H" shaped unit molded to solve the mason's problems.