By Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP, FASTM; James A. Tann, FASTM; and Charles (Chip) Clark, AIA, PE, LEED AP
1.0 AIA LU
This course describes numerous ways designers, mason, and contractors can prevent cracks in brickwork due primarily to elastic deformation of the brick. The course provides advice from three veteran brick industry technical experts on the basics and correct application of expansion joints, both horizontal and vertical, the use of lipped brick courses, recommended aesthetic treatment of expansion joints, and the proper use of expansion joints in thin brick applications. Reference is made to Brick Industry Association Technical Notes 18, 18A, and 28C.