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About the workshop 

This unique one day workshop is an introduction into the industry of concrete brick and block making. Content will satisfy your most elementary questions about:

• brick and block making
• the requirements
• the product expectations
• quality standards and calculating how much it cost to make a brick

WORKSHOP FEES

  • CMA Members and Associate Members – R1,800 Excluding VAT

  • Non-members – R 2,800 Excluding VAT

About the presenter

Henry Cockcroft (GM Concrete Manufacturers Association, Director CMA Certification Services, has over 15 years of experience in SME brick and bock production facilitation, business development and block yard establishment Models generated and implemented in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

11 September 2019

Sun Exhibits, GrandWest 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

08:30

REGISTRATION

09:45

Required input materials:

  • Aggregates and storage
  • Basic cement theory and storage
  • Water usage

10:45

The basics of block and brick making:

  • Quantities and measurements
  • Product compaction
  • CMU’s, measurement and identification
  • Mix ratios
  • Specific unit requirements (Paving blocks) 

12:00

LUNCH

13:00

Output and cost calculations

  • Batching by volumes
  • Batching by mass
  • Calculating cost per unit
  • Additional costs to consider

14:00

Production

  • Introduction
  • Batching
  • Mixing
  • Water content 
  • Trails

14:30

THEORY OF CURING

14:30

BLOCK YARD LAYOUT

15:00

CONCLUSION AND Q&A