Concrete masonry unit

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Concrete masonry unit

Precast concrete block used to build walls. It has hollow cores that can be filled with concrete onsite for additional reinforcement. The use of stronger, more lightweight types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete is popular in the manufacture of these units.

concrete masonry unit

A block or brick cast of portland cement and suitable aggregate, with or without admixtures, and intended for laying up with other units as in normal stone masonry construction. Also see A-block, breeze block, cinder block, concrete block, concrete brick, etc.
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Tenders are invited for Protection of bank of River Dhailai during the year 2015-16 /SH Revetment work by sand cement blocks near Jnyan Chowmuhani under Kamalpur NagarPanchayet.
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Police found the bodies of two security guards in the Dubai Investment Park area of Jebel Ali at the premises of a firm specialising in cement blocks on March 13, 2010.
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They use several methods to prevent other people from parking vehicles there, including writing a "no parking" message on the wall, placing cement blocks in front of the parking slot and sometimes even using plastic barriers owned by the authorities, according to the report.
When they approach a place to take a turn, they find it blocked with cement blocks and have to drive on for some distance to reach the new U-turn.
We placed cement blocks around it and later covered it with plywood.
SCAD's monthly report on the prices of building materials surveys the prices of 21 groups of commodities and services that represent the most important materials used in the construction activity, including cement, aggregate, sand, wood, steel, concrete and cement blocks.
Protesters were quick to paint the walls with faces of the dead and imprisoned, adding messages or drawings to the massive cement blocks.
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