Incorporating bottle bricks into aircrete block

  • I want to incorporate bottle bricks into the aircrete blocks to make a ring of light around the ceiling of the dome.
    My structural engineer objected that it would be hard to cover with fabric and would reduce the strength achieved with the fabric. Instead he agreed to 3-4 500mmx500mm sections of bottle bricks on each dome.
    I have been making blocks incorporating a number of bottle bricks, dipping each glass brick into the latex solution before putting them in the brick. Some bricks fail and split around the bottles, others are both waterproof and solid.
    Has anyone else tried this? And do you have any suggestions?

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