Thin brick cladding has been used for decades. Its appeal has always been its light weight. Many people call this “fake brick”. While I bristle when I hear it, the French word for fake is Faux. Faux finishes have been around since the early days of Pompeii when artists painted faux stones. There is nothing fake about thin brick. You’ll see how it can perform as well as full depth masonry, without the weight!
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Total Nonresidential Cladding Market: 1.3 – 1.4 Billion Square Feet 2005 Non Residential Cladding Market Market - In MSF -
The nonresidential thin brick market is expected to grow <ul><li>Overall thin brick market is 25 – 50 million square feet (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Non residential market is 60% of current use </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate doubling of the market in the next 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Non-residential thin brick market requires technical products </li></ul><ul><li>Largest commercial thin brick product segment is tilt-up/precast panels </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing and installing panels puts high tolerance requirements on brick </li></ul><ul><li>Thin brick is produced by a fragmented supplier base </li></ul><ul><li>No clear market leader dictates terms or conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Non residential thin brick is driven by demand pull through </li></ul>
Thin brick growth is driven by installation time and cost savings. Potential growth limitations can be attributed to lack of education in the market. Thin Brick Growth Factors
Thin Brick Real Brick without the weight, bulk or hassles of full brick. Meets ASTM C1088-03 It’s use eliminates heavy, costly foundations, lintels or structural supports Thinner walls mean more gross leasable area Installs quickly in almost any weather
Thin Brick Wide selection of colors and manufacturers Installs quickly and easily with regular construction crews Multiple mortar joints give the look of brick veneer 90 degree corners assure window and corner details Other special shapes and sizes available
Thin Brick Application Options Direct Stick Barrier systems Metal Panel Systems Engineered systems Insulated Systems Engineered systems
Direct Stick <ul><li>No additional materials other than brick, mortar, lath </li></ul><ul><li>Does not provide drainage plane </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot install in cold (below freezing) wet environments </li></ul><ul><li>System maintenance critical to system performance </li></ul><ul><li>Normal moisture penetration occurs through mortar joints </li></ul><ul><li>Typical 2,000 Square Foot wall has 1,843 yards of joints </li></ul>
Tilt-up/Pre-Cast <ul><li>Cast in place concrete panels </li></ul><ul><li>Erected by cranes </li></ul><ul><li>Finish with substrate of choice </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional methods have no insulation </li></ul><ul><li>Limited mortar joint details </li></ul>
Foam Systems <ul><li>Provides R 5 per inch of extruded polystyrene </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces chances of wall cavity moisture accumulation </li></ul><ul><li>Provides insulation in areas such as false masonry chimneys </li></ul><ul><li>In commercial structures can eliminate the need for cavity insulation </li></ul><ul><li>Brick tracks assure exact alignment of bricks </li></ul><ul><li>All weather installation </li></ul><ul><li>Brick can be factory installed </li></ul>
A “Greener” Brick Average Weight: 3.8 lbs Average Weight: .65 lbs Square Feet per Truckload: 1,637 Square Feet per Truckload: 9,572 Pounds of Mortar per 100 Sq Ft: 1,350 Pounds of Mortar per 100 Sq Ft: 165 80% Less Energy and Materials to Produce BTU’s Used to Make 1 Brick: 4,114 BTU’s Used to Make 1 Brick: 907
Embodied Energy energy needed to mine, manufacture, and deliver building materials Standard modular brick: 14,000 btu’s Standard thin brick: 2,400 btu’s Embodied energy saved: 234,900,000 btu’s 3,000 sq ft brick structure 1998 AIA Environmental Resource Guide
Build a wall 30’ high by 100’ long 3,000 square feet You would need… 76,950 lbs bricks 40,500 lbs mortar 117,450 pounds total = Plus the extra steel, lintels, concrete in footers etc. $2,929 Freight Freight based on TL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems Brick Veneer
Build a wall 30’ high by 100’ long… 3,000 square feet You would need… 16,200 lbs bricks 2,250 lbs EZ Wall 5,000 lbs mortar 23,450 pounds total = $540 Freight Freight based on TL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems EZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick
Savings in Freight and Fuel Use 81% less diesel Save $2,389 in freight costs TRANSPORTATION ENERGY DATA BOOK: EDITION 20 US Department of Energy 134 gallons 25 gallons Diesel Used Brick Veneer EZ Wall Product
Construction Waste Source: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/docs/wcs98constructionwaste.pdf Missouri Study Annual Construction Waste Average 655,946 Tons Disposed 155,696 Classified as Masonry Using the 80/20 Rule for Thin Brick Thin Brick 80% lighter Reduce waste by 124,556 Tons Reduce waste by 5,931 Trucks Based on 21 ton truckloads
Why Ambrico? Ambrico is the world’s leading provider of Thin Brick Systems, with thousands of installations to its credit. <ul><li>Ford Field </li></ul><ul><li>Comerica Park </li></ul><ul><li>Stoney Point; Richmond, VA </li></ul><ul><li>The Domain; Austin, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Owned </li></ul><ul><li>Ambrico - World’s Largest Manufacturer of Thin Brick Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Williams Panel Brick - World’s Largest Installer of Thin Brick Systems </li></ul>
Advantages of Ambrico Engineered Thin Brick Wall Systems Technology Leadership Design Flexibility Structural Flexibility Positive Mechanical Attachment Compatibility Speed Year Round Installation Durability LEED Buildings
Technology Leadership Ambrico offers three application methods for thin brick, depending on the requirements of the job. No other company offers so many ways to meet your customers’ specific needs. Ambrico systems can be mixed and matched together, or with traditional brick, EIFS, and other technologies to create an almost limitless number of design opportunities.
Pre-assembled brick panels using DOW STYROFOAM backing material for additional insulation. For use when speed of installation is an issue . <ul><li>Factory Assembled 16”X48” panels </li></ul><ul><li>All weather application </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight – 7 lbs per square foot </li></ul><ul><li>Patented mechanical attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of running bond, soldier course, stack bond patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Special brick shapes for custom looks </li></ul><ul><li>Thoroughly tested and proven over 30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, economical installation on all types of construction </li></ul><ul><li>Including new, retrofit, residential, multi-family, commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for pre-cast and panelized wall systems </li></ul>
Uses painted galvanized steel backer material in installations that don’t require insulation. Excellent for interior or exterior applications, on structures like chimneys, high columns, screened walls, and to meet rigid fire code requirements. <ul><li>Field Assembled </li></ul><ul><li>2’X4’ and 4’X4’ 28G, G90 embossed, painted steel </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight panels – 7 lbs per square foot </li></ul><ul><li>Patented lintel tab patterns for perfect head and bed joints </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible attachment points </li></ul><ul><li>Built in weep system on both sides </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent impact resistance </li></ul>
Design Flexibility Thin Brick systems from Ambrico are a designer’s dream! From something as simple as a flat wall to elaborate archways, flowing and bending radius walls and quoin details. Greektown Casino U of M Dearborn Campus
Structural Flexibility Ambrico Thin Brick systems light weight eliminates the use of footings, lintels, and wall ties. Now architects can design with light weight wall assemblies instead of structural steel, cutting construction costs while maintaining structural integrity and building aesthetics.
Positive Mechanical Attachment All Ambrico systems offer the advantage of positive mechanical attachments to the structure. A matrix exists between the brick, the clips, and Ambrico grout, independent of the adhesive bond. This ensures years of trouble free performance under even the most severe conditions.
Compatibility Thin Brick can easily be combined with other products such as EIFS or traditional brick, for maximum design flexibility. An excellent example is the University of Michigan, Dearborn Campus, where thin brick was installed in conjunction with traditional brick. Only an expert can discern the difference.
Speed Ambrico systems are easier and faster to install than traditional masonry, and that difference can mean tens of thousands of dollars in reduced construction costs. A delay of a few weeks to a couple of months in completing a job can result in lost sales to the building owner or tenant. When time is of the essence, count on Ambrico Thin Brick systems to speed the completion with top-notch results.
Year Round Installation Cold weather months, which can stop traditional masonry in it’s tracks, is not a deterrent to thin brick installation. In situations where time to market is an issue, thin brick cuts weeks, even months off construction schedules. Ambrico Thin Brick systems allow work crews to be productive year round.
Durability With proper building maintenance, Ambrico Thin Brick systems will last for the life of the building. All Ambrico Thin Brick systems come with a 20 year material warranty.
White House Black Market <ul><li>Incorporates the use of our thin brick system and EIFS banding to create a unique look without changing wall detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of our Thin Brick systems in conjunction with other materials provides the Architect with enhanced design flexibility </li></ul>
Stone Bridge Apartments, Cleveland, OH “ We needed brick for the look not for the structure. By panelizing Phase III, we got 12 stories for the price of 7 – three years later!” Doug Price – Owner 7 stories Phase I Completed 2001 12 stories Phase III to be completed Dec. 2004
Re-facing Projects <ul><li>Our Thin Brick systems average 7 lbs per square foot installed weight </li></ul><ul><li>Manufactured Stone averages 12 lbs per square foot installed weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be directly applied over existing substrates or use of light weight framing to achieve added architectural detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the owner ability to update the look of an existing property instead of relocation or rebuilding and, in most cases, the business can remain open. </li></ul>
The Ambrico Advantage <ul><li>Proven Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 30 years of installation with our systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trained Installation Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Our crews specialize in installing Thin Brick and Manufactured Stone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of our members have 7+ years with Williams Panel Brick. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design Assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambrico offers design assistance to architects and commercial builders to help them get the most out of these highly designer friendly systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powered by Employee Owners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambrico is an employee owned company. </li></ul></ul>
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