Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

Award-winning brick architecture

Past meets modernity

Triangular, rust-red, historic: the public building in Barcelona cleverly combines today’s demands for monument protection and creative design. This public facility houses an adult education centre, a...


Book review | Buchvorstellung

Moderne Einfamilienhäuser aus Backstein

Knapp 30 Bauprojekte vereint das Buch „Moderne Einfamilienhäuser aus Backstein“. In ihren Unterschieden vereint: Ein Bungalow in der klaren Formensprache eines Mies van der Rohe inmitten der grünen...


Company News | Firmennachrichten

Open for submissions until 30 June

To qualify for consideration in the selection process, submissions must be independently completed scientific works or dissertations that address the properties and production of high-temperature...


A new construction line for Redblocsystems

Sabo has commissioned for Redblocsystems a new line for the construction of prefabricated wall elements in Büchenbeuren, Germany. The line is semiautomatic which means that the assembly of every...


New products spring 2022

A breath of fresh air in Randers Tegl‘s product portfolio: a total of five new brick varieties will be added to the range, according to a company statement. The Special Colours series will receive...


CO2-neutral air conditioning

One cause of the increasing CO2 emissions lies in the environment-impacting air conditioning of buildings with Air Conditioning Systems (ACS), the start-up EcoClima is convinced of this. According to...


Series prefabrication of brick wall elements

Shorter building times and a high degree of planability, system reliability and energy efficiency: clay brick wall elements for masonry construction are now available from Fertigteile Bayern GmbH. The...


New Steildach-Tours 2022

In the past two years, travelling was restricted due to the pandemic. This prompted many people to put out their feelers outside their own front door. Instead of using planes, cars and trains, people...


Forterra chooses Bedeschi again

Following the Desford project, now in advanced construction phase, where Bedeschi supplied a fully integrated in-house solution, covering clay preparation, storage, extrusion, cutting, drying and...



A warm welcome to Munich!

Dear readers,After a two-year “dry spell”, at last it’s time again to meet up face-to-face and interact live and in technicolour. The last ceramitec took place four years back and, just a few weeks...


Germany News

Spring Advisory Board Meeting of the Research Association of the Brick and Tile Industry e. V.

Kiln utilization between earth gas and flue gas

On May 4, 2022, the Advisory Board of the Research Association of the Brick and Tile Industry (Forschungsgemeinschaft der Ziegelindustrie e. V.) met for its regular spring meeting at the...


International News

Personalia | Personalien

Stephan Abraham is new operations manager

Hartsteinwerke Sooneck GmbH have appointed Stephan Abraham as its new operations manager. In his new position, he will hold the technical and economic responsibility for the quarrying operations in...


Sixth generation joins the management team

Since 1 May 2022, the siblings Freya and Johann Röben have been members of the management of Röben Tonbaustoffe GmbH, Zetel. “We want to do everything we can to ensure that Röben as a modern company...


Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag


Energy savings in a kiln car renovation

The reduction of the energy consumption is an obligation for the whole tile and brick industry, now more than ever before. The reduction of the CO2 emissions has been a priority over the last years to...


Research & Teaching | Forschung & Lehre