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Acme Brick Co. Earns Seventh Consecutive “Partners of Choice Award”

David Weekley Homes, the largest privately held home builder in the United States, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its measurement for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice Award” in 2004. Input from nearly 1,000 David Weekley team members is used to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback to these suppliers, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers.…

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Tornado Season Underscores the Importance of Reinforced Masonry Wall Systems

Although peak tornado season typically occurs April through June, violent outbursts struck early this year and featured one of the largest tornado events to ever occur in winter. The January 21–23 spate of storms produced 79 confirmed tornadoes across the Deep South from Texas to South Carolina, resulting in the second-deadliest January outbreak on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. averages more than 1,000 tornadoes per year — more than any other country. Annual insurance losses from U.S. tornadoes and thunderstorms range in the billions, with the costliest event occurring in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and nearby areas in April 2011, resulting in $7.8 billion in insured damages.…

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Acme Brick Introduces TC Cladding

www.brick.com A new “green” cladding product from Acme Brick Co. combines all the benefits of masonry in new sizes and uses a fast method of application. Acme TC (terra cotta) Cladding is manufactured to strict tolerances in an ISO9001-certified plant, ensuring trouble-free installation. These panels combine light weight, durability and low maintenance with a fresh,…

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Think Brick Awards: Best Designs of 2017

13 August 2017 — The 2017 Think Brick Award winners showcase the most innovative and creative uses of clay bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles in Australian contemporary architecture for 2017. From hundreds of entrants, this year’s five category winners were awarded the top honors based on the imaginative, creative and innovative ways in which…

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2017 Brick in Architecture Awards

The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards were presented to 35 winners in 19 states for outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) premier design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories.   The eight…

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Project Spotlight: SunTrust Park

This was no ordinary brick laying. Forty-one years after Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his historic 715th home run — the one that surpassed Babe Ruth’s all-time record — he carefully slid a trowel with mortar across a red brick and placed it alongside another emblazoned with words commemorating the start of construction of the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park.…

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Coatings, Sealants and Graffiti Protection

There is lots of talk about moisture management. Techniques vary between traditional stone masonry and that of modern construction, which uses various methods and materials to prevent moisture from migrating across the building envelope. But moisture management is only one piece of the puzzle in preserving masonry structures. Coatings and sealants are utilized on brick and natural stone in order to protect them from the elements or even graffiti artists. After careful assessment of the condition of the structure, coatings and sealants can be used for waterproofing, weather resistance or a glazed surface.…

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From the Editor: A Home Run for Masonry Design

A March 2017 report by The New York Times described the online retail giant Amazon’s foray into brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon is slowly building physical bookstores and grocery/convenience stores and is exploring stores that would sell furniture, home appliances and electronics.…

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Achieving Authentic, Traditional Design for a Technology Campus of the Future

Long established as one of the nation’s top banking centers, Charlotte, N.C., is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. One of the drivers for Charlotte’s robust growth is the city’s attractiveness to businesses looking to relocate or expand their headquarters there — from energy and technology corporations to financial companies and entrepreneurs.…

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