Structural Brick

Combine Beauty and Strength

Atlas® structural brick combines the allure and strength of fire clay units with larger core holes that can accept reinforcement. Structural brick can be the answer to many of your project challenges. Design solutions in clay that you never though possible! 


Complete Projects In Less Time


Utilize fewer masons


Increase resilience and life safety


Reduce Material Cost

Structural Brick Advantages

Amidst the rapidly rising construction material and labor costs are you being hit with even more budgetary constraints? Are the increased energy
codes choking your creativity? Does it seem like clients want their projects delivered faster than ever before? Fear not! We feel your pain, and we
have solutions. SIMPLIFY! and consider Atlas® structural brick from Interstate Brick.

With fewer components in the wall, brick can be utilized to its full capacity while reducing other materials and trades on the job. Narrower wall
sections mean narrower foundations and parapets. Brick curtain walls allow for truly continuous insulation. Panelized structural brick makes for
even quicker construction. Keep your current wall designs or open your mind to new opportunities. Either way, structural brick can usually provide
enhanced solutions, and Interstate Brick’s team of technical consultants is poised to make your design tasks easier. We want to work with you.

Additional benefits to consider are:


  • Structural brick can act as lintels, beams etc. for a pure wall solution
  • Increase floor area in same footprint
  • Add to building longevity
  • Reduce maintenance and life cycle costs
  • Can maintain structural integrity after natural disasters
  • Structure can easily be repurposed in the future

Wall Types



Loadbearing Structural Brick vs Brick Veneer, Steel Stud and CMU Cavity Walls
  • Reduce or eliminate perimeter columns, beams and lintels
  • Reduce or eliminate shop drawings, fireproofing and trades for perimeter columns, beams, and lintels
  • Narrower walls = narrower foundations, parapets, and copings = cost savings
  • Build on zero lot line with 4-hour fire rating and ability to install from inside
  • Structural brick can act as a structure, exterior finish, and interior finish
  • Structural brick is strong! It can carry its own weight plus that of other building elements
  • The cavity is in the brick and is much larger which means more opportunity to insulate
Structural Brick Curtain Walls vs Brick Veneer Cavity Walls
  • Reduce or eliminate perimeter columns, beams, and lintels
  • Eliminating perimeter beams allows for lower floor to floor heights
  • Brick carries its own weight while bypassing floors and barely burdening the super structure at all
  • Excellent solution for high-rise projects
  • Re-skin existing buildings with minimal disruption to occupants
Structural Brick Panels vs Brick Embedded Precast Panels
  • Full brick versus thin brick
  • Reinforced brick panels do not need precast = fewer trades and shop drawings
  • Panels can be constructed offsite or onsite
  • Structural brick panels can easily take on organic forms and shapes
Structural Brick Loadbearing Walls vs Exposed CMU Walls
  • Pure clay fired brick units provide more unit and prism strength
  • Higher strength = less reinforcing = more insulation = taller walls
  • Reduced absorption rates = fewer mold and moisture problems
  • Clay expands while CMU shrinks = better water permeance
  • Better water permeance = little to no need for water repellants or sealers
  • Clay is through the body natural color. It will not fade. 100-year service life vs 60-year for cmu. Brick buildings can last thousands of years

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