Stone

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Course Curriculum

How did we get here

  • Construction before fossil fuels
    05:07
  • The rise and evolution of brick construction
    03:16
  • Brick, concrete and carbon
    01:27

Social context

The case for stone

Building with stone

Sticks and stones

Future systems

Case studies

Frequently asked questions

Faculty

By the end of this module you will be able to understand:

  • The historical evolution of traditional building materials
  • The considerations influencing the choice of building materials throughout history
  • The social consequences of material specification
  • The key differences in the production of stone, steel, timber, brick and concrete
  • The minimal environmental impact of quarrying
  • The characteristics of traditional structural materials and how stone offers a sustainable and flexible alternative
  • The properties that make stone a low-carbon, durable and structurally powerful material
  • How stone is strength tested
  • Innovative stone building techniques including the use of stone columns and beams
  • Safety and regulatory considerations pertinent to using stone as a structural material
  • The future of stone as a construction material
  • How to source and select stone

About this module

This module offers an exploration of the essential characteristics of stone and its potential in reducing carbon in construction. Those enrolled will learn about the characteristics that make stone a low-carbon, durable and structurally powerful material. The course also covers the evolution of the use of traditional building materials, comparing the efficiency of stone, brick, steel, timber and concrete. Participants will gain knowledge of innovative stone building techniques, revealing the transformative potential of stone in shaping sustainable construction practices.
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