Brick masonry is one of the most durable exterior building materials in use around the world. It is a preferred product in most climate areas, from subtropical to near arctic, and for buildings from simple residences to monumental international architecture. When Mies van der Rohe proclaimed “God is in the details,” he may very well have been thinking of masonry construction. Masonry’s long term success depends on designers and installers understanding the physics of masonry movement and the time-tested methods of accommodating that movement. This 1-hour online interactive course discusses a number of different causes of brick movement and the methods that can be used to accommodate this movement.
After participating in this course you will be able to:
- Identify the causes of brick masonry movement and cracking
- Accurately select types of movement joints required to accommodate brick masonry movement Integrate movement joints into brick architecture