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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Cement blocks have been placed at two points at Benazir Avenue and at another place, and one gate leading to the Deputy Commissioner Office and one at the eastern side of a school have been locked.
RAMALLAH, December 11, 2017 (WAFA) -- The Israeli army used cement blocks to cut off the main road connecting Ramallah to Jalazoun refugee camp and the northern West Bank, according to local sources.
In October, the Public Works and Transport Ministry and the Council for Development and Reconstruction placed the cement blocks down the road's center line as a temporary means to try and reduce car accidents.
As a result of the old signs, motorists have been facing difficulty as when they approach to turn they find it blocked with cement blocks and have to drive on for some distance till they reach the new U-turn.
My identity as an Australian JewI'm Australian only because my grandparents were expelled from Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungaryhas guided my itinerary, bringing me from Rome's Great Synagogue and the shadow-casting cement blocks of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, to Prague's dense, unkempt Jewish cemetery.
This will give you room to square up the bottom row of cement blocks.
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.
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.
The UNIFIL was seen stepping up security measures around its outposts, whereby it added armed cement blocks, set up observation cameras and control towers, and cordoned its locations with metal wires.
Earlier in June Israeli forces closed down the village by placing large cement blocks at its entrance after alleging young men from the village had been throwing stones at settlers' cars.
Ramallah, Rajab 8, 1434, May 18, 2013, SPA - The Israeli army closed Saturday with cement blocks the main road connecting the village of Deir Jarir and others with Ramallah, according to the head of the village council Imad Alawi.