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Brick masonry construction, from multi-wythe solid bearing walls to brick veneer cavity assemblies.

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Learn about the challenges and considerations of restoring historic brick masonry in this quick, informative High-Profile article by Art Sanders, AIA.

Restoration of Historic Brick Masonry

Learn about the challenges and considerations of restoring historic brick masonry in this quick, informative High-Profile article by Art Sanders, AIA.

Ribbit! When the mason removed brick so architect Ben Robinson, AIA could investigate moisture problems, this little guy jumped out! Guess all that dampness was a perfect habitat for frogs... #cantmakethisstuffup #inthefield #frogs #lifeofanarchitect #newmascot #ribbit

Ribbit! When the mason removed brick so architect Ben Robinson, AIA could investigate moisture problems, this little guy jumped out! Guess all that dampness was a perfect habitat for frogs... #cantmakethisstuffup #inthefield #frogs #lifeofanarchitect #newmascot #ribbit

"Modern Masonry," part of the Best Of Series from Construction Specifications Institute, features "Conducting Campus-Wide Building Envelope Assessments," by Ben Robinson, AIA, senior architect in our Connecticut office. October 2018.

"Modern Masonry," part of the Best Of Series from Construction Specifications Institute, features "Conducting Campus-Wide Building Envelope Assessments," by Ben Robinson, AIA, senior architect in our Connecticut office. October 2018.

Tips for Building Sound Brick Veneer Cavity Walls, from Building Design+Construction - the first three are from our article in the magazine, Preventing and Treating Distress in Brick Veneer Cavity Walls.

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Tips for Building Sound Brick Veneer Cavity Walls, from Building Design+Construction - the first three are from our article in the magazine, Preventing and Treating Distress in Brick Veneer Cavity Walls.

A common sealant mistake: sealing over weep holes. Not good. #sealant #thereifixedit #goodjob #nailedit

A common sealant mistake: sealing over weep holes. Not good. #sealant #thereifixedit #goodjob #nailedit

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIV., WEST CAMPUS, New Haven, Connecticut. Brick masonry cavity wall.

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIV., WEST CAMPUS, New Haven, Connecticut. Brick masonry cavity wall.

Cracks at foundation-cladding interfaces point to insufficient provisions for material movement.

Cracks at foundation-cladding interfaces point to insufficient provisions for material movement.

Relieving angles and horizontal joints support masonry and allow for expansion.

Relieving angles and horizontal joints support masonry and allow for expansion.

Bowing and displacement in brick masonry are symptoms of restrained movement.

Bowing and displacement in brick masonry are symptoms of restrained movement.

Brick expansion leads to vertical and step cracking as forces seek pathways to relief.

Brick expansion leads to vertical and step cracking as forces seek pathways to relief.

Has Time Run Out for Glazed Brick? - Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, LEED AP - The Construction Specifier, November 2017

Has Time Run Out for Glazed Brick? - Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, LEED AP - The Construction Specifier, November 2017

Francis D.K. Ching, A Visual Dictionary of ‪‎Architecture, p. 156-7, "Masonry."

Francis D.K. Ching, A Visual Dictionary of ‪‎Architecture, p. 156-7, "Masonry."

Thanks to Building Design+Construction magazine for featuring our article on brick veneer cavity walls in the Daily 5 news bulletin! 19 May 2016

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Thanks to Building Design+Construction magazine for featuring our article on brick veneer cavity walls in the Daily 5 news bulletin! 19 May 2016

Common problems in brick veneer cavity walls include corrosion, mortar joint failure, efflorescence, and displacement.

Common problems in brick veneer cavity walls include corrosion, mortar joint failure, efflorescence, and displacement.

"Brick Primer: Periodic Inspection and Maintenance for Brick Masonry Walls," by Erin L. Kesegi, AIA and Robert A. Marsoli, Jr. - Building Design+Construction, May 2016

Brick primer: Periodic inspection and maintenance for brick masonry walls

"Brick Primer: Periodic Inspection and Maintenance for Brick Masonry Walls," by Erin L. Kesegi, AIA and Robert A. Marsoli, Jr. - Building Design+Construction, May 2016

"Preventing and Treating Distress in Brick Veneer Cavity Walls," Erin L. Kesegi, AIA and Robert A. Marsoli, Jr. - Building Design+Construction, May 2016.

"Preventing and Treating Distress in Brick Veneer Cavity Walls," Erin L. Kesegi, AIA and Robert A. Marsoli, Jr. - Building Design+Construction, May 2016.