Brick manufacturing has essentially remained the same since ancient times, but modern manufacturing techniques are much more efficient and sustainable, producing a more durable product. This course will explore the history of brick manufacturing, how the process has evolved, and the continual improvements brick manufacturers are making to shape the future of brick design.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the history of brick manufacturing and the essential characteristics of brick that have allowed the material to be used for millennia.
  • Discuss how raw materials for brick manufacturing are sourced, tested, and recycled, as well as the importance of reclamation programs for mining pits.
  • Discover how modern brick is manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Examine how brick manufacturers are continually improving their production processes to shape the future of brick design.

Pre-requisite: None.