Reston, Virginia (July 16, 2018)—The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) new website (gobrick.com) delivers all things brick. Offering multimedia content in a streamlined format, BIA’s new website houses the most comprehensive brick resources for new home buyers, builders, architects, planners, homeowners and landscape professionals in the industry.
“Our new website is clay brick central for the latest brick resources, ideas, education and information,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.
The home page’s seven tabs include:
- Why Choose Brick?—The latest, independent residential and non-residential brick cost studies/comparisons, fire/wind/storm protection, sustainability, green building rating systems and standards, energy efficiency, and aesthetics
- Find Brick Professionals—A national search-by-state guide to brick manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, brick sculptors, masons and certified brick specialists
- Attend & Learn—An events calendar; free continuing education opportunities; opportunities to gain credits for American Institute of Architects (AIA) members; online courses through Hanley Wood University; and builder education opportunities, including BIA’s YouTube channel, a Bricklaying Knowledge Program and the members-only Brick University Program
- Read & Research—Detailed technical notes on clay brick construction, the latest industry reports, Brick in Architecture magazine; builder notes; brick briefs written for non-technical users; consumer product sheets comparing clay brick to other wall cladding materials; do-it-yourself guides and ideas; and the GoBrick blog and bookstore
- Advocate for Brick—Legislative activity, including environmental policy and manufacturing processes, federal bill tracking, state bill tracking, support for current actions, and local planning policies
- Pics of Brick—Photo galleries from Brick in Architecture Award winners in all categories and links to brick pictures on Houzz and Pinterest
- For the Homeowner—Information on why clay brick is the best wall covering for your home from protection, sustainability and financial value points of view; videos; tips for talking to your builder; publications on brick versus other exteriors; and do-it-yourself brick projects around the house