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Think Brick Australia represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Australia.

We aim to inspire contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

Think Brick Australia continually produce new and updated technical information and industry guidelines for the greater construction community. Facilitating open discussions and interviews with leading industry representatives, Think Brick Australia’s podcast series is an accessible one-stop-shop for anything brick and construction-related in Australia.

Think Brick Podcast Website - https://www.thinkbrick.com.au/Podcasts

Think Brick Australia Technical Resources - https://www.thinkbrick.com.au/Technical/Manuals/technical-manuals

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Think Brick Australia represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Australia.

We aim to inspire contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

Think Brick Australia continually produce new and updated technical information and industry guidelines for the greater construction community. Facilitating open discussions and interviews with leading industry representatives, Think Brick Australia’s podcast series is an accessible one-stop-shop for anything brick and construction-related in Australia.

Think Brick Podcast Website - https://www.thinkbrick.com.au/Podcasts

Think Brick Australia Technical Resources - https://www.thinkbrick.com.au/Technical/Manuals/technical-manuals

    TechTalk: How Bricks are Made - Part 3

    TechTalk: How Bricks are Made - Part 3

    The third and final part of the Brick Manufacturing Process! Have you enjoyed this series so far? And what do you know about firing bricks?
    In this episode your host Elizabeth McIntyre, and Engineering Team Lead, Jack Gill, cover topics such as; 
    Different types of brick firing kilns; Carbon neutral bricks; How bricks are packed and sent out for delivery; and much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. 
    Mentioned in the episode: Think Brick Technical Factsheets
    Think Brick Technical Manuals
    The National Construction Code
    Australian Building Codes Board
    Our Social Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook

    • 16 min
    Think Brick with Catherine Rush

    Think Brick with Catherine Rush

    Catherine has 33 years of experience in Landscape Architecture practice, in Australia and overseas. Catherine’s strength lies in design generation and in setting the creative direction for Rush Wright's projects. 
     
    In this episode, your host Elizabeth McIntyre and special guest, Catherine Rush have an interesting conversation which covers topics such as:
    Growing up in Canberra; Experiences through NSW University; And how these shaped her career; Her experience with the Think Brick Awards;   And much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a Review on Apple Podcasts. 
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rush Wright Associates
    Think Brick Awards
     
    Social & Links
    Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook
    Follow @rush.wright.associates on Instagram

    • 20 min
    TechTalk: How Bricks Are Made - Part 2

    TechTalk: How Bricks Are Made - Part 2

    Part Two of the Brick Manufacturing Process! What do you know about shaping and drying bricks?
    In this episode your host Elizabeth McIntyre, and Engineering Team Lead, Jack Gill, cover topics such as; 
    The process of shaping bricks and the different types; Glazing that is applied to cut bricks; How and where bricks are dried; and much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. 
    Mentioned in the episode: Think Brick Technical Factsheets
    Think Brick Technical Manuals
    The National Construction Code
    Australian Building Codes Board
    Our Social Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook

    • 13 min
    Think Brick with Debbie Ryan

    Think Brick with Debbie Ryan

    Debbie Ryan is the owner of McBride Charles Ryan (MCR). MCR has completed many state, national and international award-winning projects over the past years. MCR works on a wide range of project types, where each project explores the tension between the program, local tradition and experimentation. 
    In this episode your host Elizabeth McIntyre, and special guest Debbie Ryan, have an engaging conversation which covers such topics as:
    Debbie's childhood in Victoria and South Australia; How moving house constantly changed her perspective about space and place; The beginnings of Mcbride Charles Ryan Architecture; What influences her work; And much more... This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a Review on Apple Podcasts. 
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    McBride, Charles Ryan Architecture
    Think Brick Awards
     
    Social & Links
    Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook
    Follow @mcbridecharlesryan on Instagram

    • 31 min
    TechTalk: How Bricks Are Made - Part 1

    TechTalk: How Bricks Are Made - Part 1

    Bricks are around us everyday, but have you ever stopped to think about how they're made?
     
    In this episode your host Elizabeth McIntyre, and Engineering Team Lead, Jack Gill, cover topics such as; 
     
    Different types of clays used in brick manufacturing; Chemicals and compounds in clay and how this effects the final product; How the clay is transported from brick pits to the brick plant; The mixing process of the clays;; and much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. 
     
     
     
    Mentioned in the episode: Think Brick Technical Factsheets
    Think Brick Technical Manuals
    The National Construction Code
    Australian Building Codes Board
     
     
    Our Social Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook

    • 12 min
    Think Brick With Claire Black

    Think Brick With Claire Black

    University of Queensland student, Claire Black, recently won our Think Brick Student Prize, awarded to a master of Architecture student for the best use of bricks, blocks or roof tiles in a design studio. We are proud to have been able to get Claire's thoughts and opinions about bricks, and the way in which she utilised them in her project. 
    In this episode, your host Elizabeth McIntyre and special guest, Claire Black have an elevating conversation which covers topics such as:
    Studying architecture at University of Queensland; The reasons Claire chose architecture; The experience of working on a winning design with bricks; The reasons Claire chose brick for her design;   And much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to Rate & Subscribe to our podcast to never miss out a new episode. You can also let us know who you want to hear next and what topics we should talk about by leaving us a Review on Apple Podcasts.   
    Mentioned in this episode: Think Brick Australia University of Queensland
    Think Brick Awards   Social & Links
    Follow @ThinkBrickAustralia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

concerned citizen australia ,

great podcast for aspiring architects

Have only listened to the simon pendal and jesse bennett episodes so far both were great! look forward to the rest. Inspirational and insightful.

Raffi and Tamar ,

Great listen

Energy efficient design remains a topical subject and this episode has provided a great overview and insights into this contemporary topic. In what normally is a technically complex area, the host and the expert guest have managed to present the issue in a manner that is a joy to listen to while being informed at the same time. The listener quickly comes to appreciate why bricks which have been such a popular building material for thousands of years, continue to remain the predominant building material despite the rise of competitive products. The wonderful built projects made possible by bricks are showcased annually at the national Think Brick Awards - the richest architectural awards hosted in Australia. Coming back to energy efficiency we learn that because bricks have such a high thermal mass during summer they are able to absorb and store heat and release it gradually. During winter they harness the energy of the sun by storing the energy and heat within the bricks and release that heat gradually over time. Bricks are thus an excellent product for all seasons. They also have another great attribute that positively contributes to our goal of managing carbon emissions, and that attribute is associated with bricks having a low embodied carbon compared to other building products such as steel. Once again Think Brick Australia needs to be congratulated for launching this informative and enjoyable technical series that succeeds in covering and discussing complex technical subjects in simple, yet, informative and enjoyable terms.

Strittles ,

A great listen for designers

As a designer myself, I love hearing the stories of established architects – their inspirations, their life and background, and how they got to where they are. It’s incredibly insightful to hear all the different influences that have shaped their careers, and the built forms they have been responsible for.

There is such a rich diversity of the architects’ paths in life too, which makes each new episode a treat to listen to.

The technical talks are also wonderful and provide insight into technical knowledge in a very accessible way. They break down complex topics into quick and easy listens – what more could you want? Thanks to the Think Brick Podcast, I am a better designer, a more informed person and I feel more inspired in my work every day.

Cheers Think Brick team for the work you do 🤙

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