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  • After reading this article, you should be able to recognize the implications of a brick arch's shape on its load capacity and required strength as chronicled through the development of arch construction, select correct arch type and utilize correct arch terminology to ensure the form and stability of a brick arch, examine how to detail self-supporting brick veneer arches properly in construction documents to ensure satisfactory arch performance, and design self-supporting brick veneer arches with spans up to 6 feet using prescriptive criteria and simple formulas.

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  • After reading this article, you should be able to discuss the advantages of the brick veneer/cold-formed steel framing wall system, design and detail brick veneer/cold-formed steel framing wall systems, properly specify the materials for brick veneer/cold-formed steel framing construction, and manipulate the brick veneer/cold-formed steel framing wall system to achieve desired affects.

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  • After reading this article, you should be able to comprehend the origins and variations of brickwork patterns and colors, correctly detail accent brickwork features such as bands, soldier courses, and quoins, understand how different mortar joint types impact water penetration resistance, and specify colored mortars without impacting strength and durability.

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  • After reading this article, you should be able to know the submittals and shop drawings associated with brickwork, distinguish between different brick panels and the purpose of each, understand how brick and mortar must be prepared for construction, and understand how brickwork is constructed and cleaned.

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  • After reading this article, you should be able to apply the correct provisions of the building code when designing anchored masonry veneer and masonry backing of cavity walls, apply the correct provisions of the building code when designing anchored masonry veneer and masonry backing of cavity walls, discuss where thermal bridges occur and the best practices for improving the energy efficiency of a brick masonry cavity wall, and identify air barrier category types, the proper position for an air barrier in a cavity wall, and the appropriate material, assembly, or whole building tests to achieve an energy efficient cavity wall according to the energy code.

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  • After reading this article, you should be able to understand how brick manufacturing affects performance, better comprehend what influences brick durability and appearance, specify and distinguish between different kinds of brick, and identify the primary details necessary to produce durable brickwork.

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  • ‚ÄčThis is a recording of an already approved live course - Brick Veneer/Steel Stud Walls (BIA024C). This recorded webinar is accredited by AIA as an on-demand e-learning program, worth 1 LU/HSW.

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  • ‚ÄčThis is a recording of an already approved live course - Cavity Wall Design & Construction (MNRCAVA). This recorded webinar is accredited by AIA as an on-demand e-learning program, worth 1 LU/HSW.

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