Free online continuing education for architects

Free online continuing education for architects

As a region of the national Brick Industry Association (BIA), Heartland Brick can direct you to some amazing resources offered by the BIA at a national level. Many of you may already be familiar with BIA’s Technical Notes, the most comprehensive library of technical information about designing and building with brick anywhere online (see our recent post for more info). But, did you also know BIA offers free online continuing education to architects?

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Meet your new best friend...Technical Notes from the Brick Industry Association

Meet your new best friend...Technical Notes from the Brick Industry Association

Quick…what’s the most stable brick bond pattern? Which type of mortar has the highest compressive strength? What’s the maximum recommended distance between vertical expansion joints on a brick facade?

How many answers did you have off the top of your head? None? Congratulations, you’re human. As an architect or designer you have a lot going on in your head. Let us save you some brain space. All you need to remember is that clay brick is unmatched when it comes to beauty, design flexibility, permanence, and sustainability. For the rest, go to the Technical Notes!

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The Solaire: gold at being green

The Solaire: gold at being green

The Solaire in Manhattan’s Battery Park City, completed in 2003, was the first “green” residential high-rise in the U.S. It’s gold-level certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is owed in part to its cladding of red brick which contributed to the building’s LEED score as both a regional material and one with recycled content. The structure was honored by the American Institute of Architects as a 2004 Top Ten winner.

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