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Need more time to finish your entries into the Brick in Architecture Awards?  Good news!  The deadline has been extended to May 9! Find out more on our website!
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New Construction Robot Lays Bricks 3 Times as Fast as Human Workers

http://www.archdaily.com/779906/new-construction-robot-lays-bricks-3-times-as-fast-as-human-workers
A new construction worker has been lending high-efficiency help to job sites, laying bricks at almost three times the speed of a human worker....
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Free Online Guides for Proper Workmanship
The Washington Post references BIA's Technical Notes as the advised standards to follow when building with brick to ensure proper construction methods:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2015/08/25/what-to-do-about-a-leak-in-the-brick-wall-of-a-new-condo-building/
ASK THE BUILDER | Applying a silane/siloxane clear water repellent product may help solve the problem.
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City Officials Choose Clay Pavers Over Concrete
Plans are underway in Lancaster PA to revitalize the Central Market. The concrete pavement is being replaced with durable, colorfast clay pavers. Read more at:

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-central-market-streetscape-improvements-resume/article_85ca07ae-dfb5-11e5-a5f2-4fd1f6a2380f.html
Along with spring's arrival comes the start of construction season and with it, resuming work on Lancaster Central Market's streetscape project.
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Baseball cards, PEZ dispensers, and seashells...  There are all types of collectors out there.  But what about clay brick?  To some, a baked clay block is a thing of beauty and their collections have grown into the thousands.
Collectors scour the Hudson Valley for an unusual treasure: bricks.
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What's the newest thing in architecture?  Something old, according to +CBS News.
While preservationists try to save architectural treasures of the past, one N.Y. design team is using timeless materials and styles to create new buildings that evoke nostalgia
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BIA member efforts pay off when U.S. House of Representatives passes the BRICK Act
BIA members lend their support to help the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act pass the House of Representatives.
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New PCI Thin Brick Specification
The new PCI thin brick specification provides the minimum properties and testing recommended for clay thin brick used in precast concrete.
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Architectural humor... 
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Call for Entries for 2016 Brick In Architecture Awards
BIA is pleased to announce a call-for-entries for our 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards! With 10 categories available, submit your project and get the recognition you deserve! Find out more at http://www.gobrick.com/architectureawards
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TECHNICAL NOTE UPDATE
Our Technical Note 4 on Introduction to Energy Performance of Brick Masonry has just been updated with the most current information. The latest PDF can be found and bookmarked at the link below.
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If you think brick is just red, think again and check out these 7 "Cream City" brick buildings!
Milwaukee is the home and eponym of Cream City brick, much of it made right in the Menomonee Valley near Downtown. Here is a quick tour of some fine examples of a variety of Brew City building types executed in Cream City brick.
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The nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction
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The Brick Industry Association is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers.
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