Duration: 2 hours
Humans have been using composite materials for a long time in order to build our dwellings. Basic mud bricks are made by mixing earth with water, placing the mixture into moulds and then drying the bricks in the open air. Straw or other fibres can be mixed or added to the bricks to prevent cracking. The strength and longevity of a mud brick will be influenced by what you make it with, how you make it, and the eroding effects of water (rain) and wind that impact on it. In this course, you will learn about techniques involved in making a mud brick.
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