Construction site brick

Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-009-a

Sample produced by:

CHU Tsz Ying Christina

Sample date:

18 Oct 2019 (Produced)

Sample condition:

Intact

Process-driven material

Three bricks compressed of the same material from a construction site were dried under different conditions. The first brick (a) was dried in an air-conditioned environment, the second brick (b) was dried outdoors, the third brick (c) was dried in a climate chamber at 75° C. The first brick (a) took the longest to cure (~8 days). The bricks show no visible difference due to the drying speed.

Surface Condition:

Other

Depth of sample extraction:

60 - 80 cm

Slope at extraction point:

< 35°

Natural or imported material:

Imported

State:

Object/Composite

Color:

5YR 6/3

Soil Structure

Organic Matter: 0.0 %

Coarse: 20.0 %

Sand: 40.0 %

Slit: 40.0 %

Clay: 0.0 %

Ecological Attributes

Recycling potential: High

Fabrication Process

Forming (including compacting/compressing)

Properties

Porous

Textured

Form

Block

Sensory Attributes

Touch: Firm

Tactile Warmth: Warm

Flexibility: Stiff

Resilience: Brittle

Odour: None

Glossiness: Matte

Transparency: Opaque

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