Masonry: The original sustainable building

Long-lasting masonry makes buildings truly durable.

Is a structure truly sustainable if you have to raze it and build it in 10, 20 or 30 years? While there have been a lot of important conversations lately about green building efforts like solar panels and recycled materials, one of the most critical elements to making a building last longer is about the substance at its core. Masonry, whether it’s brick, stone, limestone, marble, concrete, or tile, contributes much more to a building’s resilience and durability than you may think. This video illustrates how masonry buildings define long-lasting sustainability by standing the test of time for decades, centuries, even longer.