Building and Construction Materials

  • Cardarelli F
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eople say that Belgians are born with a brick sitting in their stomachs. Yet, judging by the range of building materials featured in this publication, things may get a little cramped in the average citizen’s digestive system, what with all the other materials Flanders has on offer. These often are innovative products and construction technologies that are adaptable and responsive to the changing needs of home owners as to their com -fort, safety, health and living environment or to the pressures on the built environment (energy efficien -cy, environmental sustainability...). This sourcing guide offers and unrivalled prod -uct mix: aggregates, bricks, pavers, flags, roofing materials, precast concrete elements, steel building components, access flooring, cladding, fibre cement products, concrete formwork shuttering, drainage systems, reconstructed and engineered stone, com -posite concrete floors, hollowcore slab production equipment, masonry and concrete reinforcement... By no means does this guide pretend to offer a com -plete and exhaustive listing of all Flanders-based suppliers of each of the products under review. Not by far... In fact it is only meant to be a first “in -stalment” of what is bound to become your definitive guide to sourcing suppliers of high-performance building materials from Flanders. Do check www.flanderstrade.com for regular up -dates and order your - fattened up - print version there. Still not found what you are looking for, though? You require in-depth information on construction and building materials or techologies “made in Flan -ders” or would like to have more d

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Cardarelli, F. (2000). Building and Construction Materials. In Materials Handbook (pp. 517–525). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3648-4_14

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