RESTON, Va., July 16, 2018 — The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) new website at www.gobrick.com delivers all things brick.
Offering multimedia content in a streamlined format, BIA’s new website houses the most comprehensive brick resources for new home buyers, builders, architects, planners, homeowners, landscape professionals and the industry.
“Our new website is clay brick central for the latest brick resources, ideas, education and information,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.
The home page’s seven tabs include:
– Why Choose Brick?
Includes the latest, independent residential and non-residential brick cost studies/comparisons, fire/wind/storm protection, sustainability, green building rating systems and standards, energy efficiency and aesthetics with a photo gallery
– Find Brick Professionals
A national search-by-state guide to brick manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, brick sculptors, masons and certified brick specialists
– Attend & Learn
Includes an events calendar, free continuing education, credits for AIA members, online courses through Hanley Wood University, builder education including BIA’s YouTube channel, a Bricklaying Knowledge Program and the members only Brick University program
– Read & Research
Detailed Technical Notes on clay brick construction, the latest industry reports, Brick in Architecture magazine, Builder Notes, Brick Briefs written for non-technical users, consumer product sheets comparing clay brick to other wall cladding materials, DIY guides and ideas, the GoBrick blog and bookstore
– Advocate for Brick
Legislative activity including environmental policy and manufacturing processes, federal bill tracking, state bill tracking, support for current actions and local planning policies
– Pics of Brick
Photo galleries from Brick in Architecture Award winners in all categories, and links to brick pictures at Houzz and Pinterest
– For the Homeowner
Information on why clay brick is the best wall covering for your home from a protection, sustainability, protection and financial value point of view; videos; tips for talking to your builder; publications on brick versus other exteriors and DIY brick projects around the house
BIA’s new website also includes a Membership page for members-only information, a newsroom, information on BIA’s Heartland and Southeast regions and local brick councils, an awards page and an About BIA page with links to programs, services and staff members.