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MATERIALS:   1. Properties       Properties  

Hardness Fragility  

Ductility Flexibility/plasticity   Porosity/permeability   Density  

Conductivity Durability   Recyclability   Sustainability/carbon   Cost   footprint  

BRICK

Medium-­‐ Medium   high  

Very low  

Very low  

Medium-­‐low

Medium poor   2-­‐2.5  

high

high

Local, 1200  degrees   =CF  

Effective, Labour  

Very low  

Very low  

Medium

Med.

Poor

High

Medium

+ reduction  of  CF  

Labor

CONCRETE Med-­‐ BLOCK   high   +CLAY   BRICK  

Medium

STONE

I, M,  S  

Thickness: Very   area  ratio   low  

Rigid

Pumice –yes,  granite   -­‐no  

2.5-­‐3

poor

extreme

Very high  

High enviro.  Cost  =   trans.  

scarcity

METALS

varied

low

high

Med-­‐high

yes

high

Pos/neg depending   on  location  

Very durable  

high

High embodied   energy  

effective

RUBBER

Resist abrasion  

low

high

high

waterproof

1.5

Very poor  

very

high

renewable

effective

GLASS

high

high

Very low  

Very high(hot)   Very  low  (cold)  

Non-­‐porous

Med-­‐ high

Heat and   light  

very

Very high  

High embodied   energy  

expensive

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