Category: Brick

BIA Extends Entry Deadline for 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards

Architectural and design firms now have until Monday, May 7 to enter the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards, the nation’s premiere architectural design competition featuring fired-clay brick. Entries must be submitted online by May 7. The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA’s) annual awards honor outstanding, innovative and sustainable architecture that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.

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Kent State University College of Architectural & Environmental Design Awarded 2017 BIA Best in Class for Education

The Kent State University College of Architectural & Environmental Design was awarded the 2017 Brick in Architecture Best in Class for the Education. The project was inspired by strong urbanist principles, beginning with the desire to connect the university with nearby downtown Kent. The architects, WEISS/MANFREDI, located the 117,000-square-foot structure along a primary east-west pedestrian Clay Brick esplanade, subtly canting the orientation of the building to maximize a perspectival effect of the corridor.

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BIA Supports New BRICK Bill Aiming to Extend EPA Emissions Timeline

New bipartisan legislation would help the nation’s brick, clay and tile producers avoid premature and devastating investments to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national emission regulations. “It’s critical to complete the full legal review before manufacturers must spend millions for controls that may not be needed and could force some of them out of business,” said Ray Leonhard, president and CEO, Brick Industry Association (BIA).

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2018 Brick Trends Show Whites, Grays, Black, Painted and Glazed Exteriors

Brick Industry Association (BIA) member manufacturers around the country report that clean, cool shades top the trends at all home price ranges, primarily whites with white mortar and all grays from light to charcoal and steel. Sandy earth tones are also trending, reflecting how fired-clay brick is made from abundant natural resources.

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Latest cost study stacks brick against competitors

Developed by RSMeans for the Brick Industry Association (BIA), the independent study compares the installed cost of total house construction for brick veneer over wood framing with the cost of adhered manufactured stone, stucco, horizontal wood siding, wood shingle, fiber cement and vinyl siding in major U.S. metro areas.

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Glen-Gery adds three unique textures

Glen-Gery has added three new unique textures to its product offering from the Hanley Plant in Summerville, Pennsylvania. The addition of Craftsman, Stone Rolled and Warble surfaces add textural variety to an already extensive line of architecturally focused products.

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New BIA study shows brick building exteriors cost less

Conducted by RSMeans for the Brick Industry Association (BIA), the independent study compares total construction costs in five categories: three-story office building, three-story apartment building, five-to 10-story office building, four to eight-story hospital and a six-story dorm.

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"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

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