Upcoming Webinars: BIM-M & Perforated Brick









Design and Detailing of Perforated Brick Screen Walls


Tuesday, December 3, 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 webinar, 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.


Presented by:
Brian E. Trimble, P.E., CDT, LEED AP, FASTM
Director of Technical Education, IMI






BIM Tools for Masonry



Tuesday, December 17, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) makes working with masonry in BIM models easier and more productive. Jump start your masonry library with a number of free resources that will save you time and money in the modeling process. BIM-M enables you to better use masonry as a structural system, minimize cuts due to unmodular dimensioning, lessen job site waste, and enable accurate coursing virtually. All of that translates to better results for building owners, constructors, and occupants. 


Presented by:
Mark Swanson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
National Director of Industry Development, IMI





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Share your Innovative Masonry Project or Idea for a Chance at $30,000 in Prizes


Do you have innovative ideas for masonry design and construction, or have you been involved in a cutting-edge project?

The JBC Masonry Innovation Competition wants to see your bold ideas! Enter your concept or built project by December 15 for a chance at $30,000 in prizes.


Submit as a team or individual in 1 of 3 entry categories:

  • Young Architects/Engineers (under 40)
  • Students
  • A/E Firms, Individual Architects & Engineers, or Cross-Category Teams

Visit the competition site to download the brief and enter today!