Smart Brick is a revolutionary brick and the basis of a new construction system covered by issued and pending US patents.
The brick is amenable for building houses, buildings, bridges and more.. The block is constructed of high-strength concrete with unique properties that allow for the building of truly ecological structures, with large savings in electricity expenses associated with seasonal heating and cooling. The block allows for faster, cheaper, more precise, and stronger building than is available through traditional building methods.
The Smart Brick (S-Brick), is an all-new Lego-like brick that is expertly designed to connect with each other while leaving internal space available for insulation, plumbing, and any other pipes and wires that need to be installed.
The block is constructed of high-strength concrete with unique properties that allow for the building of truly ecological structures, with large savings in electricity expenses associated with seasonal heating and cooling.
The brick is also amenable to clean, quiet building practices as the bricks are made to order, including shapes, sizes and finishes, both inside and out.
In a Smart Bricks building project, the required bricks are delivered to a building site, where, in combination with traditional doors, windows, etc., the desired structure is quickly and quietly completed with a minimum of labor and time.
Bricks are designed to be easily joined together, with open internal spaces for insulation and infrastructure elements to be run through the bricks and allow for easy access to these elements.
Floors, walls, and ceilings are all constructed by appropriate bricks to allow for facile, solid construction with little mess and significantly reduced construction costs.
Architects consulted in brick development see a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities with the brick for making inexpensive, revolutionary structures, from single homes to multi-storey towers. ~50% reduction in building costs: controlled room temperatures for significantly lower running costs; virtually no debris at building site; clean and quiet construction; no requirement for scaffolding, as bricks come complete and their attachment does not require mortar or leveling; amenable for building multi-storey structures with ease; no cranes required; for taller structures, elevator on site to take up bricks is enough; no requirement for sand in floor construction-building sand is becoming very expensive as less of it is available in the world.
All of the infrastructure is accessible through patented removable faces on the blocks – thus meaning no more broken floors or walls to get at leaky pipes or frayed cables. Bricks arrive in proper sizes, number and finishes. No additional finishing work is required on the building site.
The brick’s amazing thermal properties can lead to enormous savings in heating and cooling costs. It is known that ~60% of energy costs for a building are associated with heating and cooling, including water heating. The Smart Brick allows for enormous savings in electricity and other energy costs by effectively redirecting heat in the summer, while trapping it in the winter. The block’s design allows for greater thermal energy control and thus significant savings for owners as well as a smaller energy footprint for all of us.