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Practice Style Transcendence with Brick

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.


Brick and Masonry | Oct 4, 2021

Marion Ceramics Tumbled Thin Brick is the Future of the Brick Business

LATICRETE® MVIS are designed to deliver superior, long-term performance for interior and exterior applications

Building Envelope Brick and Masonry | Mar 9, 2021

26 ways to prevent cracks in brickwork

This continuing education course describes numerous ways designers, mason, and contractors can prevent cracks in brickwork due primarily to elastic deformation of the brick.

Voice of the Brand | Jun 5, 2020

Practice Style Transcendence with Brick

Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 12, 2019

Top Building Envelope Products for 2019

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report. 

Brick and Masonry | Sep 16, 2016

Stone and fire: The Museum at Prairiefire blends natural stone and man-made masonry to create an architectural icon

The museum tells a story of geology, culture, and the practice of prairie landscape management through intentional burns.

Brick and Masonry | May 11, 2016

Brick primer: Periodic inspection and maintenance for brick masonry walls

Though brick masonry is highly durable, it is still important to conduct regular inspection of the building façade to identify problems and plan to replace old materials. 

Brick and Masonry | May 9, 2016

Preventing and treating distress in brick veneer cavity walls [AIA course]

The design, detailing, and installation of brick cavity walls become more demanding as masonry construction becomes more complex. To earn 1.0 AIA CES learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.

| Jan 28, 2016

AIA CES class: The rainscreen approach to a better building envelope

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of various rain-control methods, including mass walls, perfect barriers, and masonry veneers. This AIA/CES class is worth 1.0 learning unit.

Architects | Oct 20, 2015

Four building material innovations from the Chicago Architecture Biennial

From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across North America


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