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/or your firm are invited to register for as many courses as interest you. Click Here To Register!

 

HCM 001 - Clay Masonry: Thin Brick Veneer to Structural Brick

From residential plans to large commercial projects, learn the advantages and cost-effective ways to use various types of brick, applications, installation procedures and reinforcement methods. Participants will learn and compare the various systems and design considerations when developing specifications. ASTM manufacturing standards for thin brick will be covered. Also reviewed are masonry types, sizes, and patterns.

Locations: AZ, CA, NV, OR, WA
LU: 1.0

HCM 003 - Clay Masonry: Thin Brick Design, Detail & Applications

The participant will learn the design possibilities of thin brick, application procedures, performance characteristics of thin brick and brick veneer and ASTM manufacturing standards for thin brick.

Locations: AZ, CA, NV, OR, WA
LU: 1.0

 

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

 

ISB 060 - Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Building Envelope Systems
 

This seminar will introduce the participant to the concept of Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and its role in the design of building envelopes. Participants will learn about the different components used in LCCA including, but not limited to, initial cost, operating cost, and salvage cost then calculate the present worth of building envelope systems. Learn the importance of non-monetary criteria such as aesthetics, durability, and sustainability in determining the life cycle cost of buildings and a method to incorporate such criteria in LCCA. Participants will also learn to perform LCCA on different envelope systems and compare the results based on building location, owner preference, building life, and other criteria.

Locations: Available Nationwide

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