Design and Detailing of Perforated Brick Screen Walls - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Innovative architects are challenging assumptions about how brick is commonly used through novel perforated screen wall designs. Brick screen walls have been popular enclosures in the residential market for decades, adding privacy to carports and backyards and hiding unsightly objects like HVAC units and trash receptacles. Increasingly, architects are experimenting with new applications for brick screen walls, including whole building facades. This growing trend has created a desire in the design community for rules and guidelines on the proper design and detail of perforated brick walls. In this seminar, learn how to incorporate perforations into wall claddings and gain insight on the types of projects that lend themselves well to screen walls. Get inspired by project case studies featuring unique and aesthetic perforated brick screen walls around the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate whether perforated brick screen walls are appropriate for future projects.

  • Understand the limits for using these walls in the building envelope.

  • Learn how to detail perforated brick screen walls to address moisture issues as well as expansion and contraction.

  • Learn about projects from around the world and their approach to designing perforated walls.

About the Speakers

Brian E. Trimble, P.E., CDT, LEED AP, FASTM

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI

Trimble-Brian-720x720-1Brian has an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the masonry industry assisting design professionals with masonry structures and is a frequent lecturer and author on masonry subjects. Brian worked for the Brick Industry Association for many years. In 2005, he was named a Fellow of ASTM International.





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