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The Brick Industry Association’s extensive collection of Technical Notes is its most accessed and relied-upon resource, covering virtually every question you might have about brick design and construction. Topics covered in the Notes range from choosing the perfect bond pattern to complying with energy codes. And, the Notes are updated by staff engineers and architects as innovations occur and market conditions change.
Here’s just a sampling of what’s available:
6 Painting Brick Masonry
10 Dimensioning and Estimating Brick Masonry
15 Salvaged Brick
17 Reinforced Brick Masonry
27 Brick Masonry Rain Screen Walls
30 Bonds and Patterns in Brickwork
31 Brick Masonry Arches
36A Brick Masonry Details, Caps and Copings, Corbels and Racking
43 Passive Solar Heating with Brick Masonry
48 Sustainability and Brick
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