In Italy, the ANDIL Observatory (2017) has quantified an annual production of bricks of less than 5 million tons: a slight growth forecast for the coming years makes it possible to identify possible evolutionary paths in the production sector. The contribution presents a critical reflection about innovation in the brick production sector, identifying the most recent and interesting solutions in terms of productive, product and process innovation. These solutions have enabled this material to respond efficiently to a increasingly stringent regulatory framework and to meet contemporary formal and market needs.
Baratta, A.F.L., Calcagnini, L., Piferi, C. (2019). Innovation in the brick industry. A cognitive framework. In G. De Giovanni, F. Scalisi (a cura di), Project. Essays and Researches (pp. 79-92). Palermo : Demetra.