31 episodes

Concrete Conversations is your one-stop shop for technical information, architecture and design methodologies using concrete blocks and pavers.

In this podcast, we interview architects, landscape designers, engineers and other experts in the field to provide the latest construction & building industry updates and exciting stories of our special guests.

Presented to you by the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, this podcast explains why the above-mentioned materials are the best on the block.

If you're a building professional, aspiring student, architect, designer or homeowner, this podcast is for you! We study the Australian Standards, case studies and building guidelines to deliver key points in a quick and digestible way.

From paving and breeze-blocks to brutalism and the national codes. Give it a go! Tune in to Concrete Conversations!

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Concrete Conversations is your one-stop shop for technical information, architecture and design methodologies using concrete blocks and pavers.

In this podcast, we interview architects, landscape designers, engineers and other experts in the field to provide the latest construction & building industry updates and exciting stories of our special guests.

Presented to you by the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, this podcast explains why the above-mentioned materials are the best on the block.

If you're a building professional, aspiring student, architect, designer or homeowner, this podcast is for you! We study the Australian Standards, case studies and building guidelines to deliver key points in a quick and digestible way.

From paving and breeze-blocks to brutalism and the national codes. Give it a go! Tune in to Concrete Conversations!

    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Weatherproofing

    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Weatherproofing

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover everything to do with weatherproofing and Concrete Masonry.
     
    In this episode your host, Cathy Inglis our acting CEO and our Technical team member Jack Wang discuss;
    Why weatherproofing is important; What happens when you don't weatherproof; How to weatherproof concrete masonry; and much more... This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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. 
     
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    Technical Manuals
     
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    • 6 min
    School of Block - Masonry Walling Systems

    School of Block - Masonry Walling Systems

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover the different types of masonry walling systems used in engineering.
     
    In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre with our Technical team member Jason McKenzie cover;
    The difference between single skin and solid concrete masonry walls; Concrete veneer walls and how it is the best system for thermal performance; Reverse Concrete masonry veneer walling systems; Cavity concrete masonry; and much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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. 
     
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    Technical Manuals
    AS 3700
     
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    • 8 min
    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Architectural Walling Systems

    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Architectural Walling Systems

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover how different types of masonry walling systems are designed.
    In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre with our special guest, Michael Koungras Senior Structural Engineer cover;
    The common types of architectural walling systems used and how they are designed; Hit and miss walls and their purpose as a structural and aesthetic feature; The different types of curved walls and how each wall is designed; The different walling systems designed for aesthetic purposes such as stackbonding and textured walls (Corbelling); and much more... This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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. 
     
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    Technical Manuals
    AS 3700
     
    Social & Links
    Follow @cmaaaus on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook

    • 10 min
    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Fireproofing of Concrete Masonry

    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Fireproofing of Concrete Masonry

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover the benefits of concrete masonry as a an efective fireproofing material across all types of residential and commerical structures.
    In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre with our engineering team member, Nicholas Bannigan cover;
    How Concrete Masonry works best as a fireproofing material; Nature of bushfires in Australia and the contributing factors behind them; Fire Resistance levels of concrete masonry; Fireproofing methods; and much more... This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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. 
     
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    Technical Manuals
     
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    • 12 min
    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Block colours and finishes

    Concrete Conversations: School of Block - Block colours and finishes

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover all the different types of colours and finishes for concrete masonry.
     
    In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre with our special guest, Michael Koungras Senior Structural Engineer cover;
    The different colours produced in concrete masonry; The prime determinants of colour in concrete masonry; How different finishes are produced; The types of face units including plain face, split face, honed face and shotblast units and much more...  
    This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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. 
     
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    Technical Manuals
     
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    • 8 min
    School of Block - Concrete Masonry in Recycled Materials

    School of Block - Concrete Masonry in Recycled Materials

    In this episode on the Concrete Conversations Block Series, we cover the benefits and process behind using recycled materials in the manufacturing of concrete bricks. Using recycled materials in the manufacturing of concrete bricks has major benefits when it comes to sustainability by reducing the amount of waste products that are destined for landfill.
    In this episode your host, Elizabeth McIntyre, and special guest, William Stewart Sales and Marketing Manager from Natural Brick co, cover topics such as;
    William's experience in Kenya and Uganda learning about how people adapt to a culture of sustainability; The passion behind handcrafting sustainable masonry at Natural Brick co; Wood Stone as a sustainability masonry material; The manufacturing processes behind sustainable bricks; Product benefits and much more... This episode and many others can be found on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 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:
    Natural Brick Co
    Wood Stone
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    • 26 min

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