Seminars

Seminars

Pacific Coast Building Products has developed seminar programs that cover numerous topics relevant to the clay and concrete masonry industry, All our courses are registered with the AIA/CES and as part of our commitment to AIA’s Best Practices Policy, we do not include content that may be deemed construed to be an approval, sponsorship, or endorsement of any product. Participants will earn one learning unit per course.

Additionally, each course meets the AIA’s HSW requirements. All courses, excluding the plant tours, are offered in seminar formats presented at your location and are designed to help your professional continuing education requirements. We will provide the gourmet box lunches. You and your firm are invited to register for as many courses as interest you.

 

ISB 003 - Movement Issues in Brick Design
Learn the performance characteristics of clay units and its relation to the substrate and external components. Write successful specifications for all your brick designs after learning the characteristics of installed brick applications.

Locations: Available nationwide

Learning Units: 1.0

 

ISB 004 - ASTM Standards for Brick Manufacturing
There are various ASTM standards and testing procedures for clay unit products. Gain knowledge about each of the applicable standards, what the test results represent, and which standards to use when writing specifications. Plant tour included.

Locations: UT

Learning Units: 1.0

         

ISB 006 - Brick Manufacturing Process and Plant Tour 

Come visit a century-old brick manufacturing plant located in Utah and observe the comprehensive process of creating fired clay units from raw materials into finished products. The participant will learn how clay is mined, shaped, textured, dried, and fired to create a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Also reviewed are performance and physical characteristics of brick in the built environment.

Locations: West Jordan, UT

Learning Units: 1.0

 

ISB 010 - Structural Brick Curtain Walls
The participant will learn concept, design, application, construction and properties of curtain walls built with structural brick.  Learn moisture and thermal analysis concepts of different structural brick curtain walls and their impact on the energy requirements of the building.  You will see examples of buildings that achieved low life cycle, energy, and maintenance costs by using this long-lasting, flexible and environmentally friendly wall system.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0 - This seminar qualifies for the AIA Sustainable Design (SD) credit

 

ISB 020 - Design & Detail of Reinforced Hollow Clay Masonry
Using best practices, the participant will learn the concept of hollow clay masonry units and the design of structures, the moisture and thermal analysis concepts of brick masonry walls and the impact on the building’s energy requirements.  The participant will become knowledgeable about the environmentally friendly practices in the manufacturing process of hollow clay masonry units and the detailing of hollow clay masonry to construct long-lasting, flexible and environmentally friendly buildings.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0 - This seminar qualifies for the AIA Sustainable Design (SD) credit

 

ISB 050 - Design & Detail of Brick Veneer over Wood & Steel Studs Back-Up
Participants will learn the design practices required to achieve a durable long-lasting brick veneer wall, become knowledgeable about the best practices for brick veneer installation and the factors that affect weather resistance of brick veneer.  The participant will learn about rain screen design, air vapor, and moisture barriers in order to design energy efficient buildings with brick veneer and will become knowledgeable about the moisture and thermal analysis of brick veneer walls and their impact on the energy requirements of the building.

Locations: Available Nationwide

CEU: 1.0 - This seminar qualifies for the AIA Sustainable Design (SD) credit

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