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Bay Minette officials selling doors, windows salvaged from former high school; bricks are free | AL.com

City and North Baldwin Utilities officials worked together to salvage items which held historical and sentimental value to the community, the news release said, including interior doors and transom windows, as well as exterior wood doors and windows.

via Bay Minette officials selling doors, windows salvaged from former high school; bricks are free | AL.com.

Connaught bricks to be salvaged from Regina dump – Saskatchewan – CBC News

A salvage effort is set to recover some bricks as souvenirs from Connaught School in Regina.A salvage effort is set to recover some bricks as souvenirs from Connaught School in Regina. (CBC)

According to Elliot, some of the material includes decorative limestone and terrazzo pieces along with intact bricks.

Elliot said she learned that the bricks were destined to be crushed.

“Some of it may be used for roadways,” she said. “But … it sounded like they were just pulverizing it into the landfill itself.”

via Connaught bricks to be salvaged from Regina dump – Saskatchewan – CBC News.

Noble salvages – History is right at home as architects rethink the remnants of time.

”Generally, the industry knocks something down, sends it to somebody else and it’s recycled,” Ho says. ”What we try to do is keep things on site. Our whole perspective is to demonstrate that we can take responsibility for the things that we consume.”

A chandelier made from a staircase.

A chandelier made from a staircase.

”The old blond brick warehouse on Anstey station was totally covered with graffiti,” Breathe design director Jeremy McLeod says. Bricks salvaged when the building was demolished were reused in the lobby, making a virtue of the graffiti.

”The bricklayers loved it. They’re used to graffiti artists destroying their brickwork, so they got to reassemble it the way they saw fit. The new pixelated effect of the graffiti looks sensational,” McLeod says.

The rear of Cubo house.

The rear of Cubo house.

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European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : ‘New old bricks’ for the construction industry

Illustration of this article“There are millions of brick buildings in the world,” says REBRICK project coordinator Claus Nielsen of Denmark’s Gamle Mursten. “Every time one of these building is demolished the bricks have the potential to become part of a new building and a new story.

“Bricks can easily last for several centuries, but those found in demolition waste are simply thrown out or, at best, crushed and used as aggregate material for low grade applications such as sub-base and road construction.”

The REBRICK system, now patented by Gamle Mursten, automatically cleans concrete and cement from old bricks. The bricks can then be reused in building construction.

Nielsen says, “By reusing old bricks and transferring their history and applying their character to new buildings, they become tangible examples of the potential that is hidden in demolition debris.”

Project partners have made remarkably rapid progress, with two full-scale brick-cleaning facilities operating in Denmark in less than two years. They now intend to establish additional sites in other countries, including Poland and Germany, where demolition sectors are very active.

via European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : ‘New old bricks’ for the construction industry.