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6/26/24, 11am - 6pm
Brickworks Design Studio
3 LU

Join us for an exclusive product showcase featuring the new Summit Series brick from our recently reopened Rocky Ridge plant. This event is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest innovations in brickwork and connect with industry professionals.


12:00 PM: Enhancing Thin Masonry Veneer: Metal Support – Leroy Danforth
This program examines the design and performance characteristics of metal backing systems that mechanically support thin masonry veneers. Comparisons between various systems and traditionally laid face brick masonry are made and critical design and installation factors are reviewed. Performance tests that establish code compliance of proprietary thin veneer support systems are identified. Strategies for water penetration, structural performance, thermal efficiency and NFPA 285 approval are presented.

Learning Objectives
1. Review water management strategies for mechanically supported thin masonry veneer systems
2. Analyze veneer support methods for mechanically supported thin masonry veneer systems
3. Identify requirements for supporting thin masonry veneer over continuous insulation
4. Review how thin masonry veneer systems comply with building codes

1:30 PM: Basics of Brickwork Detailing – JP Lima
Water penetration and insufficient accommodation for movement are responsible for many of the problems encountered in masonry walls today. Water penetration resistance and movement control in brick veneer is the focus of this course. Brick veneer drainage wall principles are discussed in detail, as well as specification of materials for maximum water penetration resistance. All building materials expand and contract due to changes in temperature; some materials move with changes in moisture content. Primary causes of movement, including temperature, moisture, deflection and creep, as well as strategies for avoiding resulting masonry distress, such as construction, size, and spacing of vertical and horizontal movement joints are reviewed.

Learning Objectives
1. Design and select materials for optimum water penetration resistance.
2. Discuss efflorescence, cleaning and the use of clear coatings on masonry walls.
3. Review location, spacing and detailing recommendations for movement joints
4. Identify installation best practices that promote quality brickwork

3:00 PM: Adding Interest with Brick Shapes – Kevin Lindstrom
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ This program focuses on the use of shapes, not only to increase the aesthetic quality of brickwork, but also toward accomplishing better detailing and better performing brickwork. Increased water penetration resistance, reducing the size of expansion joints, and the proper design of acute angle corners, can all be realized using shapes. Included is a discussion on how to reduce the cost of shapes through individual brick design and considerations of color, size, and bond patterns. Other topics included in the course are manufacturing, functions of specific shapes and brick sculpture.

Learning Objectives
1. Select clay brick shapes to limit water penetration.
2. Summarize information needed to specify and detail brick shapes.
3. Review techniques for manufacturing brick shapes.
4. Demonstrate how the attractiveness of the building is increased by using brick shapes.

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6/26/24, 11am - 6pm
Brickworks Design Studio
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