Brick and Structural Clay

Struggle Expected for Clay Brick Manufacturing in Australia

Industry research firm IBISWorld recently updated its report on the clay brick industry in Australia to reflect industry trends and changes.


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Brick Demand Expected to See Rapid Growth as Housing Market Rebounds

Demand for brick, blocks and pavers in the U.S. is forecast to rise 8.8% per year from a low 2013 base to $8.9 billion in 2018.


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Preparations for ceramitec 2015 Have Begun

ceramitec, the international trade show for the entire ceramic industry—from classic ceramics and raw materials through powder metallurgy and technical ceramics—will be held October 20-23, 2015, on the exhibitions grounds of Messe München in Munich.


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Architects View 2,000 Years of Brick History at 2014 TSA Convention

Historic brick from the Roman Forum and other world landmarks was displayed in the Acme Brick Co. booth at this year’s convention of the Texas Society of Architects (TSA) in Houston.


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Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery

Markets in 59 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2014, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).


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Single-Family Housing Production Poised to Take Off in 2015

A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015.


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2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

The 40 winners in this 25th anniversary year span 22 states and Canada.
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently honored the best in brick design across North America with the Brick in Architecture Awards.
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Energy-Efficient Construction Technologies to Reach $60.2 Billion in 2019

The global market for energy-efficient technologies in commercial buildings is expected to grow to more than $60.2 billion by 2019.


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Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).


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Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.


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