The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System         Timeless-Economical-Distinctive         1
American Brick CompanyAmerican Brick Company is the sole provider of the EZ Wall™ Engineered ThinBrick Cladding System.You...
Advantages of the EZ Wall™ Engineered          Thin Brick Wall SystemTechnological Leadership       Design FlexibilityStru...
Technology Leadership•  The EZ-Wall System can be used with modular, 4 x8 ,4 x12 and 8 x8 brick for maximum design flexibi...
•  Field Assembled.                      •  2 x4 and 4 x4 .018 (26GA) galvanized, embossed,                      epoxy coa...
EZ-Wall Thin Brick System Detail                                   6
Design Flexibility           Comerica Park                      University of Michigan Dearborn CampusThe EZ Wall™ Thin Br...
Structural FlexibilityThe EZ Wall ™ Engineered Thin Brick System s light weight minimizes the use offootings, and eliminat...
Positive Mechanical Attachments                   The EZ Wall ™ System offers the                   advantage of positive ...
CompatibilityThin Brick can easily be combined with other products such as EIFS or traditional facebrick, for maximum desi...
SpeedThe EZ Wall™ System is easier and faster to install than traditional masonry, and thatdifference can mean thousands o...
Year Round InstallationCold weather months, which can stop traditional masonry in it s tracks, is not a deterrentto thin b...
DurabilityWith proper building maintenance, the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System will lastfor the life of the buildin...
Greener BrickEZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System                                       14
A Greener              Brick         Average Weight/Unit: 3.8 lbs             Average Weight/Unit .65 lbs    Square Feet p...
What does it take??                          10000          9720                          5000   1637                     ...
140012001000          1350800600400200                       165  0       Full Brick Thin Brick         Mortar Needed (Pou...
Full Brick   To build a wall 30 high by 100 long…(3,000 sq ft)    You would need…   76,950 lbs bricks   40,500 lbs mortar ...
EZ Wall™                                                 Engineered                                                 Thin B...
Savings in Freight Costs With EZ Wall                                             Brick   Product           EZ Wall       ...
structures / construction                                materials / technology                                   embodied...
materials / technology       >Long lasting materials       >Good thermal comfort         >Energy efficient>Reduces chances...
Embodied Energy           or the     energy needed to mine, manufacture,        and deliver building materials    Standard...
Construction WasteMissouri StudyAnnual Construction Waste Average655,946 Tons Disposed155,696 Classified as MasonryUsing t...
LEED Elements•  Thin Brick Systems•  Building Reuse                 (2 points)•  Local Materials                (2 points)...
Alternative Installation Methods•  Lick and Stick   –  Higher cost (wire mesh, scratch coat)   –  Longer lead times   –  C...
Thin Brick ProjectsThe EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System         Timeless-Economical-Distinctive                 ...
Ft. Hamilton High School  Brooklyn, New York                           28
Over-The-Rhine Clock Tower     Cincinnati, Ohio                             29
Riverside Osteopathic Hospital                          Trenton, MichiganThis is an example of the EZ Wall Systemover ligh...
Akron Childrens Hospital      Akron, Ohio                            31
Detroit Opera House                 Detroit, MichiganThis is an example of great use of EIFS, FIPON, and naturalstone keep...
United Artists Theatres   Denver, ColoradoAn example of a project focused ontraditional brick design withfuturistic theatr...
ESPN Sport ZoneNew York City, New York                          34
Comerica ParkDetroit, Michigan                    35
Ford Field-Detroit, MichiganFeatured in U.S.A. Architecture Magazine – Fall 2002  An example of a marquis project which co...
Ford Field – Atrium                                   Detroit, MISoffit and arch details were easily incorporated into the...
Ann Taylor Specialties Stores - The Loft         Global Installations    An example of an interior retail application.    ...
Coach Specialty StoresInternational Design Specifications                                      39
Meijer s Retail Stores                     Regional Store ChainThis is a ten-year company-wide, all 213 stores, new market...
Stony Point Fashion Park   Richmond, Virginia                           41
Because the EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System is a light weight alternative to full-sizebrick, the developer is able to complete ...
Village of Rochester Hills Project  Featured in CAM Magazine –           April 2003 •  30,000 square foot project •  Combi...
Talbots Specialty Retailer                              44
Victoria s Secret                    45
Bath & Body Works                    46
White House Black Market  Rochester Hills, MI                           47
Eckerd Drug StoreBrooklyn, New York                     48
Lane Avenue Shopping Mall     Columbus, Ohio                            49
Lane Avenue Shopping Mall                            50
Shopping Center Re-Cladding (Re-Models)Centerpointe Shopping Center     Country Creek Crossing                            ...
Barnes & Noble Book Storeat The Inner Harbor-Baltimore, Maryland                                          52
Red Robin Restaurants-National Chain                                       53
Pizza Hut-Interior and Exterior                                  54
Max & Erma s Restaurants    National Account                           55
McDonald s-50 s StyleWorld Wide Design 50                        56
Office DepotMadison, Wisconsin                     57
Holiday Enterprises         Clinton Twp, MichiganBefore                    After                                 58
Hampton Inn and SuitesMaple Grove, Minneapolis                           59
Air National Guard Dormitory Housing                               Grand Forks, North DakotaMinneapolis, Minnesota        ...
Single Family Homes                                            Residential                                            Appl...
Modular Built Residence   York, England                          62
Multi Family Applications                                  Main Street Apartments                                     Novi...
Apartments and Lofts                                     Corner House Lofts                                     Ann Arbor,...
Senior Living Orange County Senior Apartments        Ontario, CaliforniaMarriot Assisted                              Walt...
The AMBRICO Advantage•  Proven System   Over 35 years of manufacturing history.•  Design Assistance   AMBRICO offers desig...
Architectural Design Aids Available:Our Website: www.ambrico.com          Full Product Binder that contains the following:...
Thank You!If you have additional questions, or would like  additional information you can reach us at:           Phone: (8...
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  1. 1. The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 1
  2. 2. American Brick CompanyAmerican Brick Company is the sole provider of the EZ Wall™ Engineered ThinBrick Cladding System.You may have seen our product! From the Ford Field Atrium and Comerica Park inDetroit, to Ann Taylor and Coach stores, Malls, Schools, Churches, Residences,Medical & Office Buildings, and Hotels nationwide.The EZ Wall™ Thin Brick Cladding System has been installed across the country andaround the world on a wide range of commercial and retail projects, as well as refaceand remodel projects. Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 2
  3. 3. Advantages of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall SystemTechnological Leadership Design FlexibilityStructural Flexibility SpeedCompatibility Positive Mechanical AttachmentYear Round Installation Durability Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 3
  4. 4. Technology Leadership•  The EZ-Wall System can be used with modular, 4 x8 ,4 x12 and 8 x8 brick for maximum design flexibility.•  Lightweight (6.5# / square foot).•  Wide variety of running bond, soldier course, stack bondpatterns.•  Special brick shapes for that custom look.•  Thoroughly tested and proven for over 30 years.•  Fast, economical installation on all types of construction:new, retrofit/reclad, residential, multi-family, commercial,institutional and industrial.•  Offers design flexibility for arches, chimneys, columns,pilasters and gable ends.•  Brick ledges insure proper alignment of bricks•  Can be combined with other construction materials for addeddesign flexibility. 4
  5. 5. •  Field Assembled. •  2 x4 and 4 x4 .018 (26GA) galvanized, embossed, epoxy coated steel panels. •  Lightweight (6.5# / square foot). •  Patented lintel tab pattern insures proper alignment of head and bed joints. •  Flexible attachment points. •  Embossing creates a built-in weep systems on both sides of panel. •  Excellent impact resistance.System uses embossed, galvanized steel, epoxy coated material. Excellentfor interior or exterior applications, on any structure. Meets rigid fire coderequirements. 5
  6. 6. EZ-Wall Thin Brick System Detail 6
  7. 7. Design Flexibility Comerica Park University of Michigan Dearborn CampusThe EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System from the American Brick Company is a designer sdream! From something as simple as a flat wall to elaborate archways, flowing andbending radius walls and quoin details. 7
  8. 8. Structural FlexibilityThe EZ Wall ™ Engineered Thin Brick System s light weight minimizes the use offootings, and eliminates the need for lintels and wall ties. Now architects can design withlight weight wall assemblies instead of structural steel, cutting construction costs whilemaintaining structural integrity and building aesthetics. 8
  9. 9. Positive Mechanical Attachments The EZ Wall ™ System offers the advantage of positive mechanical attachments to the structure. A matrix is created between the brick, the brick ledge, and the AMBRICO Mortar, independent of the adhesive bond. This ensures trouble free performance under even the most severe conditions. 9
  10. 10. CompatibilityThin Brick can easily be combined with other products such as EIFS or traditional facebrick, 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. 10
  11. 11. SpeedThe EZ Wall™ System is easier and faster to install than traditional masonry, and thatdifference can mean thousands of dollars in reduced construction costs. A delay of a fewweeks or months in completing a job can result in lost sales to the building owner ortenant. When time is of the essence, count on the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin BrickSystem to speed the completion with top-notch results. 11
  12. 12. Year Round InstallationCold weather months, which can stop traditional masonry in it s tracks, is not a deterrentto thin brick installation. In situations where time to market is an issue, thin brick can cutweeks or even months off construction schedules. The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin BrickSystem allows work crews to be productive year round. 12
  13. 13. DurabilityWith proper building maintenance, the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System will lastfor the life of the building and comes with a 20 year material warranty. 13
  14. 14. Greener BrickEZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System 14
  15. 15. A Greener Brick Average Weight/Unit: 3.8 lbs Average Weight/Unit .65 lbs Square Feet per Truckload: 1,637 Square Feet per Truckload: 9,572Pounds of Mortar per 100 Sq Ft: 1,350 Pounds of Mortar per 100 Sq Ft: 165 BTU s Used to Fire 1 Unit: 4,114 BTU s Used to Fire 1 Unit: 907 80% Less Energy and Materials to Produce 15
  16. 16. What does it take?? 10000 9720 5000 1637 0 Full Thin Brick Brick Square Feet Per Truck 16
  17. 17. 140012001000 1350800600400200 165 0 Full Brick Thin Brick Mortar Needed (Pounds) per CSF 17
  18. 18. Full Brick To build a wall 30 high by 100 long…(3,000 sq ft) You would need… 76,950 lbs bricks 40,500 lbs mortar = 117,450 lbs totalPlus the extra steel,lintels, concrete in footers etc. $2,929 Freight 18 Freight based on LTL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems LTL and TL quotes
  19. 19. EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin BrickBuild the same wall with EZ Wall and …You would need…16,200 lbs bricks 2,250 lbs EZ Wall = 5,000 lbs mortar23,450 pounds total $540 Freight 19 Freight based on LTL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems LTL and TL quotes
  20. 20. Savings in Freight Costs With EZ Wall Brick Product EZ Wall Veneer Diesel Used 25 gallons 134 gallons Use 81% less diesel Save $2,389 in freight TRANSPORTATION ENERGY DATA BOOK: EDITION 20 US Department of Energy 20
  21. 21. structures / construction materials / technology embodied energyIn residential construction according to Australian research it takes as much energy to build a standard brick veneer house as it does to run one for fifteen years. 21
  22. 22. materials / technology >Long lasting materials >Good thermal comfort >Energy efficient>Reduces chances of mold and mildew 22
  23. 23. Embodied Energy or the energy needed to mine, manufacture, and deliver building materials Standard modular brick: 14,000 btu s Standard thin brick: 2,400 btu sEmbodied energy saved: 234,900,000 btu s 3,000 sq ft brick structure 23 Masonry Magazine, October 2005
  24. 24. Construction WasteMissouri StudyAnnual Construction Waste Average655,946 Tons Disposed155,696 Classified as MasonryUsing the 80/20 Rule for Thin BrickThin Brick 80% lighterReduce waste by 124,556 TonsReduce waste by 5,931 TrucksBased on 21 ton truckloads Source: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/docs/wcs98constructionwaste.pdf 24
  25. 25. LEED Elements•  Thin Brick Systems•  Building Reuse (2 points)•  Local Materials (2 points)•  Innovation in Design (80% environmental savings) (4 points) 25
  26. 26. Alternative Installation Methods•  Lick and Stick –  Higher cost (wire mesh, scratch coat) –  Longer lead times –  Could create moisture retention issues if not properly installed•  Pre-Cast/Tilt Up 26
  27. 27. Thin Brick ProjectsThe EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 27
  28. 28. Ft. Hamilton High School Brooklyn, New York 28
  29. 29. Over-The-Rhine Clock Tower Cincinnati, Ohio 29
  30. 30. Riverside Osteopathic Hospital Trenton, MichiganThis is an example of the EZ Wall Systemover lightweight framing, which allowedfor quick completion of this criticaladdition. 30
  31. 31. Akron Childrens Hospital Akron, Ohio 31
  32. 32. Detroit Opera House Detroit, MichiganThis is an example of great use of EIFS, FIPON, and naturalstone keeping with the city s look and historical perspective. 32
  33. 33. United Artists Theatres Denver, ColoradoAn example of a project focused ontraditional brick design withfuturistic theatrical elements added.Notice top are of EIFS, one-inchdeep soldier/stone coarse, andaluminum design elements. 33
  34. 34. ESPN Sport ZoneNew York City, New York 34
  35. 35. Comerica ParkDetroit, Michigan 35
  36. 36. Ford Field-Detroit, MichiganFeatured in U.S.A. Architecture Magazine – Fall 2002 An example of a marquis project which combined existing older city buildings with the new stadium. 36
  37. 37. Ford Field – Atrium Detroit, MISoffit and arch details were easily incorporated into the atrium at Ford Field due to theflexibility and light weight nature of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System. 37
  38. 38. Ann Taylor Specialties Stores - The Loft Global Installations An example of an interior retail application. 38
  39. 39. Coach Specialty StoresInternational Design Specifications 39
  40. 40. Meijer s Retail Stores Regional Store ChainThis is a ten-year company-wide, all 213 stores, new market-place design.Notice EIFS on the bottom and EZ Wall system on the top. 40
  41. 41. Stony Point Fashion Park Richmond, Virginia 41
  42. 42. Because the EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System is a light weight alternative to full-sizebrick, the developer is able to complete upper façades without lower storefronts beingpresent. 42
  43. 43. Village of Rochester Hills Project Featured in CAM Magazine – April 2003 •  30,000 square foot project •  Combination of Thin Brick and Thin Manufactured Stone products. 43
  44. 44. Talbots Specialty Retailer 44
  45. 45. Victoria s Secret 45
  46. 46. Bath & Body Works 46
  47. 47. White House Black Market Rochester Hills, MI 47
  48. 48. Eckerd Drug StoreBrooklyn, New York 48
  49. 49. Lane Avenue Shopping Mall Columbus, Ohio 49
  50. 50. Lane Avenue Shopping Mall 50
  51. 51. Shopping Center Re-Cladding (Re-Models)Centerpointe Shopping Center Country Creek Crossing 51
  52. 52. Barnes & Noble Book Storeat The Inner Harbor-Baltimore, Maryland 52
  53. 53. Red Robin Restaurants-National Chain 53
  54. 54. Pizza Hut-Interior and Exterior 54
  55. 55. Max & Erma s Restaurants National Account 55
  56. 56. McDonald s-50 s StyleWorld Wide Design 50 56
  57. 57. Office DepotMadison, Wisconsin 57
  58. 58. Holiday Enterprises Clinton Twp, MichiganBefore After 58
  59. 59. Hampton Inn and SuitesMaple Grove, Minneapolis 59
  60. 60. Air National Guard Dormitory Housing Grand Forks, North DakotaMinneapolis, Minnesota 60
  61. 61. Single Family Homes Residential ApplicationsCustom, Production, and Track 61
  62. 62. Modular Built Residence York, England 62
  63. 63. Multi Family Applications Main Street Apartments Novi, MichiganLeJardin Condominiums Denver, Colorado 63
  64. 64. Apartments and Lofts Corner House Lofts Ann Arbor, MichiganThe Incline Apartments Cincinnati, Ohio 64
  65. 65. Senior Living Orange County Senior Apartments Ontario, CaliforniaMarriot Assisted Walton Woods - Manorcare Living Facility Novi, Michigan Youngstown, Ohio 65
  66. 66. The AMBRICO Advantage•  Proven System Over 35 years of manufacturing history.•  Design Assistance AMBRICO offers design assistance to architects and commercial builders to help them get the most out of these highly designer friendly systems. Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 66
  67. 67. Architectural Design Aids Available:Our Website: www.ambrico.com Full Product Binder that contains the following:• Technical Specifications • Detail Books, Product Testing Information &• Line Drawings Product Specification• Installation Instructions • Thin Brick Manufacturer BrochuresTechnical Support: Product Samples:Includes a team of experts that can We can offer a full range of product samples,help with detailing questions from from system & brick samples to actualthe earliest design stage. completed mock-ups . These play an important role in the project cycle.Videos and CD/DVDs:An video disc demonstrating the installation of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin BrickSystem is available upon request. 67
  68. 68. Thank You!If you have additional questions, or would like additional information you can reach us at: Phone: (866) 663-6898 Email: info@ambrico.com Web: www.ambrico.comThe EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive 68

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