CBA of brick vs alternatives

Advantages of Brick

  1. Does not burn
  2. Raw materials are cheap, making it economical to produce
  3. Reusable
  4. Versatile size, shape, and texture
  5. High compressive strength
  6. Low maintenance

 

Disadvantages of Brick

  1. Time-consuming building process
  2. Poor seismic rating
  3. Prone to efflorescence due to moisture permeability
  4. Low tensile strength

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