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Continuing Education

METROBRICK® is an AIA Accredited CEU Provider

Advantages of Using Thin Brick Veneer

Learn the economic, environmental, and design advantages of using thin brick veneer to create a brick finish. Includes a comparison to full brick, a discussion of thin brick types,  and a look at how thin brick is used with various wall systems.

Course Description:
This course will discuss the advantages of using thin brick made of clay/shale to create a brick finish for both interior and exterior wall applications.

The course will give participants important insight into the types of clay/shale thin bricks that are available and how thin brick is used with a variety of wall systems.

Through comparison with full face brick, discussing how clay/shale thin brick is manufactured, and viewing installation examples, attendees will be better able to make informed decisions on the use of thin brick with a variety of building types.

Learning Objectives:
1. By reviewing definitions and classifications, participants will be able to explain what constitutes a thin veneer brick made of clay or shale

2. By side by side comparison participants will be able to differentiate between the different types of thin brick available within each thin brick classification.

3. Through visual aids, participants will be better able to discuss the characteristics of thin brick and list six attributes that make thin brick a viable alternative to full bed brick.

4. By viewing examples and installation details, participants will be better able to understand how thin brick is used with different types of wall systems.