Texas Tech University

Reduce Costs by Building With Brick

Construction Executive

October 16, 2018

Construction Executive - Construction professionals know that brick is a beautiful, sustainable and durable product. It’s a high-density material that’s been used in construction for more than 5,000 years. But the perception in the market is that it’s expensive and at times, prohibitively so.

To be sustainable, a structure must also be durable. Brick can withstand numerous natural elements, offering protection against hail, strong winds and blown debris. In September 2004, the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University put this concept to the test. They found that a single section of brick exceeded the impact resistance requirements for high velocity hurricane zones in the Florida building code as well as surpassing impact resistance requirements for essential facilities in hurricane-prone areas of the state.

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