Lunch+Learn: Thin Brick for Precast Applications [Philadelphia]

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1319 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States


Lunch will be provided.

Our events are open to architectural, design, and building industry professionals only.


Thin Brick for Precast Applications - Design Considerations

Brick and concrete are two of the oldest building materials known to man, with each being used since ancient times to create structures that are both magnificent and enduring. Brick facing has become a favorite option among precast applications because of the almost unlimited variety of colors, textures and finishes that can be achieved. This program will review system benefits and design considerations, as well as specific techniques used to manufacture thin brick and precast for these special applications that will aid the designer in realizing the highest performance and aesthetics expectations.

This program will review code and standard requirements relating to thin brick specification for embedding into precast panels. Information related to life cycle and environmental impacts, as well as management of water penetration is also presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review physical property and tolerance requirements of ASTM C 1088 for thin brick units.
  • Compare recommendations within PCI specifications for thin brick with ASTM C 1088 requirements.
  • Identify characteristics of thin brick faced precast that result in enhanced aesthetics, resilience, quality and economy.
  • Apply design and specification best practices that promote design flexibility and optimal appearance.


Brickwork Design Studio is excited to partner with Philabundance for a non-perishable food drive to help those in need in our community. We invite you to join us in making a difference by donating canned and non-perishable food items at our space until November 22. Your contributions will go a long way in providing essential nourishment to those who require it the most.

Together, we can help alleviate hunger and create a better, more nourished future for all. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing our community come together to make a positive impact. Thank you for your generosity and kindness.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to making this holiday season extra special for those in our local communities!




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