Online Tech Notes

Brick Industry Association – BIA

Technical Notes on Brick Construction
A series of bulletins that contain design, detailing and construction information based on the latest technical developments in the brick industry.

National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
NCMA Tek Manual

Access to the latest technical information on the design and construction of concrete masonry is provided through a link with our producer members Basalite, Mutual Materials and Willamette Graystone

Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (NWCMA)

Technical information that covers various topics relative to the design and construction of concrete masonry in the Northwest.

Tile Council of America, Inc.

Access the latest information on the proper design and installation of ceramic tile.

Brick Industry Association (BIA)

  • Technical Notes on Brick Design and Construction
Western States Clay Products Association (WSCPA)

  • Design Guide For Anchored Brick Veneer Over Steel Studs
  • Notes On The Selection, Design And Construction Of Reinforced Hollow Clay Masonry
  • Design Guide For Structural Brick Veneer
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)

  • Tek Manual For Concrete Masonry Design And Construction
Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (NWCMA)

  • NWCMA Tek Note: Design of Concrete Masonry Veneer for Crack Control
  • NWCMA Tek Note: Control Joints for Concrete Masonry Crack Control
  • NWCMA Tek Note: Rain Resistant Architectural Concrete Masonry
  • NWCMA Tek Note: Concrete Masonry Fire Ratings
  • NWCMA Tek Notes: Specifying Ground Face Concrete Masonry Units
  • NWCMA Tek Notes: Factory Pre-blended Mortar Specification
Tile Council of America, Inc.

  • 2009 Handbook For Ceramic Tile Installation
  • 2009 Handbook For Ceramic Tile Installation CD
  • American National Standard Specification