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*POSTPONED* Brick Economics and Design

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    Free and open to the public

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    2 LU/HSW AIA credits are available

Cost competitiveness of an exterior wall system is of prime importance to building owners. Brick masonry can be a viable system on building envelopes. Explore and compare examples of brick masonry and their installed cost of facing wythes to other masonry facings. Code compliance and proper detailing of necessary movement control and anchorage will be covered as well.

Featured Speaker:
James A. Tann, The Belden Brick Company

James A. Tann is the Director of Technical Services for The Belden Brick Company. Currently, his engineering duties include troubleshooting of brick masonry performance issues, Codes and Standards development, and seminar presentations. Previously, Jim was President of the Brick Institute of America - Mid East Region, since 1989. His responsibilities included all programs and activities of the Institute. He administered services for the states of Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and western New York State. In 1985, Jim joined the Engineering and Research Division of the Brick Institute of America, National Office. His duties as Staff Engineer included: industry and professional education writing of technical literature, and technical consulting. Jim joined the Mid East Region in 1987. Jim is a past Chairman of the AIA-Ohio Foundation. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Masonry Unit Committee of the ASTM , International (ASTM C 15). Jim is also an immediate past Board Member of the ASTM International Board of Directors. Jim is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in Architectural Engineering.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's exhibition Durable: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures. Durable uses four traditional architectural materials—concrete, steel, masonry, and timber—to illustrate the potential consequences of material choices made in the construction of buildings. The exhibition explores how durability may be the ultimate measure of sustainability in the built environment.

This event is in partnership with the lead sponsor for Durable, Spaulding Brick Company, Inc. This program and content is provided by Belden Brick Company.

Lead Exhibition Sponsor

Spaulding Brick

Contributing Exhibition Sponsor

Goody Clancy

Exhibition Supporters

Architectural Woodwork Institute

Best Tile of New England

Consolidated Brick

International Masonry Institute

Jandris Block

Sunrise Erectors

In-Kind Exhibition Supporters

General Shale

Michael Green Architects

New England Forestry Foundation

Wienerberger AG

Special thanks to the AIA College of Fellows for supporting the research presented in this exhibition through the 2017 Latrobe Prize.