Resources

Masonry Designer

Incorporate Interstate Brick into your wall designs, examine the impact of
mortar color and other design elements, and export the results to your
modeling programs or email.

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Smart BIM

Over 300 downloadable Smart BIM files for 61 different wall families.

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Find Product Specs

We have done the heavy lifting for you! Utilize our outline specifications by entering your data in the fields provided and incorporating them into your construction documents. If you need to include additional information do not hesitate to contact us here for assistance in creating your unique Interstate Brick specification.

 

Sustainable Design

Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design

Leed Logos

LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), [We do not need a
link here] LEED provides building owners and operators a concise
framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable
green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as
well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and
construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit-out, and significant
retrofit. Interstate Brick has several LEED APs on our team that understand the certification system and design principles. We maintain current documentation to assist you in the process.

Source: U.S. Green Building Council

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Masonry Calculator

Input your wall or paving areas to calculate the quantity of brick needed.
The amount to consider for waste is provided, along with the total quantity
and weight of the brick to use when estimating shipping costs.

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EcoScorecard

EcoScorecard is a database designed to help architects and designers search, evaluate and document environmental impacts of Interstate Brick products and materials against environmental rating systems.

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Seminars

Interstate Brick has developed educational programs that cover numerous topics relevant to the clay and concrete masonry industry. Our courses are registered with the AIA, the canadian  province associations, and other industry professional organizations. All courses are offered in live seminar and virtual webinar formats, except the plant tours which must take place on location. 

ISB 003 – Movement Issues in Brick Design
Gain a wholistic analytic mindset about how buildings react to climate, earth movement, and exterior forces. Learn the performance characteristics of clay units both as veneer and structural elements. Think your way through a successful design that will last and write a successful specification to execute it.

Locations: Available nationwide

Learning Units: 1.0/HSW

 

ISB 004 – ASTM Standards for Brick Manufacturing
Become familiar with the various ASTM standards and testing procedures for clay unit products. Gain knowledge about each of the applicable standards, what the test results represent, and which standards to use when writing specifications for your project. This program can be tailored to architects, specifications writers or engineers.

Locations: Available nationwide

Learning Units: 1.0/HSW

         

ISB 006 – Brick Manufacturing Process and Plant Tour 

Don your boots and visit a century-old brick manufacturing plant located in Utah to observe the comprehensive process of creating fired clay units from raw materials. Learn how clay is mined, extruded, shaped, textured, dried, and fired to create a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Review performance and physical characteristics of brick in the built environment. Top off your tour by testing your skill at brick carving!

Locations: West Jordan, UT

Learning Units: 1.0/HSW

 

ISB 010 – Structural Brick Curtain Walls
Learn the concept, design, application, construction and properties of curtain walls built with structural brick. Gain knowledge about moisture and thermal analysis concepts of different structural brick curtain walls and their impact on the energy requirements of the building.  You will see examples of buildings that achieved low life cycle, energy, and maintenance costs by using this long-lasting, flexible and environmentally friendly wall system. If only LeCorbusier could see you now!

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW/SD

 

ISB 002 – Design & Detail of Reinforced Hollow Clay Masonry
This course introduces hollow clay masonry units as structural elements in a variety of wall assemblies. Consideration is given to moisture and thermal analysis of brick masonry walls and the impact on the building’s energy requirements.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW/SD

 

ISB 050 – Design & Detail of Brick Veneer over Wood or Steel Stud Back-Up
Participants will learn the design practices required to achieve a durable long-lasting brick veneer wall, become knowledgeable about the best practices for brick veneer installation and the factors that affect weather resistance of brick veneer.  The participant will learn about rain screen design, air vapor, and moisture barriers in order to design energy efficient buildings with brick veneer and will become knowledgeable about the moisture and thermal analysis of brick veneer walls and their impact on the energy requirements of the building.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW/SD

 

ISB 200 – Enhancing Resiliency-The Role of Reinforced Hollow Clay Masonry

Resiliency is a popular buzzword now, but what does it mean, and how does it relate to the built environment? In this presentation you will drill down into these questions and more. We will discuss resiliency as it relates to society (personal/community), and architecture. Learn the process of brick making to understand its physical properties and how those properties relate to resilient performance. See how testing performed on hollow structural clay masonry demonstrates structural brick’s durability and resistance to fire, projectiles, and ballistics. See examples of resilient construction and potential applications and uses for your next project.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW/SD

 

HCM 010: Think Brick: – Thin Brick Veneer to Structural Brick
From single family residential to large commercial projects, learn the advantages and applications of various types of brick. See installation procedures and reinforcement methods. Compare multiple wall systems and design considerations for developing specifications. Review ASTM standards for brick. Discover creative ways to incorporate sizes, textures, shapes, and patterns.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW

 

HCM 003 – Clay Masonry: Thin Brick Design, Detail & Applications
THIN is in! Be in the know by learning many design possibilities for thin brick including manufacturing standards, installation methods, and performance characteristics of thin brick. Explore how this extremely versatile product can complete your design aesthetic regardless of the construction type or substrate. Enjoy the durability and beauty of this fired clay brick indoors or outdoors. Join us for information and inspiration.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0/HSW

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