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   RESTON, Va., September 12, 2013 — Builders across the country can now access the industry’s most authoritative videos on brick masonry techniques through the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) YouTube channel. Featuring demonstrations by master mason Bryan Light, “Brick Masonry Techniques for Builders” can help residential and commercial builders speed up job completion, maximize work quality, reduce call-backs and increase profitability.
          “Bryan’s 40 years of experience in comprehensive masonry techniques offers builders a valuable resource to maximize the unmatched benefits of fired clay brick and their businesses,” said Gregg Borchelt, BIA's president and CEO.
          Developed and produced by BIA Southeast Region, the video’s chapters include:

1. Site Conditions & Storage
2. Mortar: Type “N” or Type “S”
3. Hot/Cold Weather Masonry
4. Blending Lengths & Colors
5. Wall Ties
6. Flashing at the Base & Weep Holes
7. Mortar Netting Devices
8. House Wrap
9. Flashing the Corner at the Base

10. Flashing the Window Head & Sill

11. Flashing Bay Windows
12. Full Head Joints
13. Tooling Mortar Joints
14. Support of Brick Work at Wall Base
15. Window Sill Slope
16. Support of Brick over Garage Doors
17. Chimney Chase
18. Cleaning Brick Work
19. Product Availability & Lead Time

           Light’s extensive residential and commercial project experience includes 15 years in high-end custom homes. He serves on numerous state construction-educational foundations, is director of Skills USA and a frequent guest on HGTV. 
           For BIA’s Builder Notes on Brick Construction, go to:

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