Builder Education

Since the majority of brick goes into single family housing, BIA engineers are always working hard to make sure builders have valuable information about brick in residential and commercial applications.

Videos For Builders 

For architects who want a quick overview on a specific topic, BIA has lots of videos on our YouTube channel that are specifically geared towards builders. Lasting up to a minute and a half apiece, they can be accessed from any device with an internet browser at anytime. See the series “Brick Masonry Techniques for Builders."

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Builder Notes

Builder Notes are short technical discussions on specific topics relating to the construction of residential brick masonry. Geared towards builders and construction managers, the Builder Notes are designed in an easy-to-use format to help educate readers about proper brick construction.

Technical Notes

BIA engineers are proud to offer Technical Notes on Brick ConstructionThese FREE bulletins contain design, detailing, and construction information based on the latest technical developments in brick masonry. Detailed drawings, photographs, tables, and charts illustrate appropriate topics.

Brick Briefs

BIA's Brick Briefs are written in a format that is friendlier to non-technical users than Technical Notes, but are more detailed than a tutorial. These short discussions cover specific topics related primarily to the design, construction, and maintenance of residential brick masonry.

Bricklaying Knowledge Program

Are you a builder who wants to reduce callbacks or differentiate your homes from the mainstream pack? Then this program is for you. We are proud to offer an onsite "Bricklaying Knowledge Program" that was developed by BIA technical and master mason professionals. Using field models, this program has been specifically created for builders to better understand important aspects of brick and was developed by BIA technical staff and master mason. Summary of what will be learned.

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Find Your Local Brick Professional

BIA members manufacture, distribute clay brick or provide products and services to the industry. Since many manufacturers and distributors have more than one location, you can find one closest to you through BIA's database.

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