The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has announced that they are revising their PCI Thin Brick Standard and renaming it the PCI Specification for Embedded Clay Thin Brick (PCI Specification). The PCI Specification provides the minimum properties and testing recommended for clay thin brick used in precast concrete as recommended by PCI. PCI recommends that concrete precasters and suppliers of clay thin brick that will be used in precast concrete follow these recommendations.
It should be noted that, to best knowledge of BIA staff, no representatives of clay brick manufacturers or distributors were consulted regarding the new PCI recommendations or their previous recommendations for clay thin brick. In addition, note that BIA is providing this information for information only and does not necessarily endorse or recommend that they be followed.
The overall changes to the new PCI Specification involve a reformatting, more detail on frequency of testing, and more specifics on how a clay thin brick supplier (manufacturer) provides quality assurance. The following specific changes are noted:
Links to three PCI documents are provided below. PCI has advised BIA that these documents were sent via standard mail to all PCI producer members on Monday, February 15. BIA has not received information on when these documents will be provided on the PCI website.
If you have any questions about the new PCI Specification for Embedded Clay Thin Brick, contact Chip Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.