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From the monthly archives: September, 2014

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Brick Trivia: September 2014


Ready for the answer?
It's Philadelphia City Hall.

At 548 feet high, it was the tallest skyscraper in the world when it was constructed. Even today it still holds the title of tallest load-bearing structure. This amazing structure has walls at its base up to 22 feet thick to hold the weight, and there supposedly 88 million brick in the building!

BIA's Most In-Demand Information


The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has published many resources for architects, builders, and designers over the years, but by far, our most popular and relied-upon information has to be our Technical Notes.

The Technical Notes on Brick Construction series contains design, detailing, and construction information based on the latest technical developments in brick masonry. Drawings, photographs, tables, and charts illustrate appropriate topics.

  • There are currently a total of 92 different Technical Notes available
  • Technical Notes receive more than 80,000 views on our website each month
  • Technical Notes have been relied upon for sound technical advice since they began in the early 1960s
All the current editions of the Technical Notes can be downloaded for free as individual PDFs, or they can be ordered as a hard copy set in a three-ring binder through our bookstore.

Brick News Online: September 2014


If you are a BIA member, check your inbox because the newest issue of Brick News Online comes out today.  This month's articles will include content such as:

BIA News

Fall Board and Council Meetings to be Held in New Orleans
Brick PAC for a Stronger America
BIA Members Can Use "Members Only" Logos
Registration Open for 2014 Brick University
Environmental Health and Safety Updates

Regional Updates
Midwest/Northeast Region

Industry News
Housing Statistics
Architectural Insights
Builder Insights

In Every Issue
Upcoming Events
Classified Ads

If you're a brick manufacturer, distributor, or affiliated industry supplier and would like to receive Brick News Online, contact BIA for more information about membership.

Building a Brick Vault

Ever wonder how those amazing brick domed ceilings are created?  This YouTube video shows the construction of a brick vault in Mexico.  The 8 hours of work is condensed into a 12-minute video.