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The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System
Timeless-Economical-Distinctive
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American Brick Company is the sole provider of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin
Brick Cladding System.
You may have seen our...
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Technological Leadership Design Flexibility
Structural Flexibility
Positive Mechanical AttachmentCompatibility
Speed
Yea...
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• The EZ-Wall System can be used with modular, 4 x8 ,
4 x12 and 8 x8 brick for maximum design flexibility.
• Lightweight...
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System uses embossed, galvanized steel, epoxy coated material. Excellent
for interior or exterior applications, on any s...
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EZ-Wall Thin Brick System Detail
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The EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System from the American Brick Company is a designer s
dream! From something as simple as a flat...
8
The EZ Wall ™ Engineered Thin Brick System s light weight minimizes the use of
footings, and eliminates the need for lin...
9
Positive Mechanical Attachments
The EZ Wall ™ System offers the
advantage of positive mechanical
attachments to the stru...
10
Thin Brick can easily be combined with other products such as EIFS or traditional face
brick, for maximum design flexib...
11
Speed
The EZ Wall™ System is easier and faster to install than traditional masonry, and that
difference can mean thousa...
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Year Round Installation
Cold weather months, which can stop traditional masonry in it s tracks, is not a deterrent
to t...
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Durability
With proper building maintenance, the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System will last
for the life of the bu...
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Greener Brick
EZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System
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Average Weight/Unit: 3.8 lbs Average Weight/Unit .65 lbs
Square Feet per Truckload: 1,637 Square Feet per Truckload: 9,...
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What does it take??
9720
1637
0
5000
10000
Full
Brick
Thin
Brick
Square Feet Per Truck
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1350
165
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
Full Brick Thin Brick
Mortar Needed (Pounds) per CSF
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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 total...
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Build the same wall with EZ Wall and …
You would need…
16,200 lbs bricks
2,250 lbs EZ Wall
5,000 lbs mortar
23,450 poun...
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Product EZ Wall
Brick
Veneer
Diesel Used 25 gallons 134 gallons
Savings in Freight Costs With EZ Wall
Use 81% less dies...
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embodied energy
materials / technology
structures / construction
In residential construction according to Australian re...
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materials / technology
>Reduces chances of mold and mildew
>Energy efficient
>Long lasting materials
>Good thermal comf...
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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...
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Construction Waste
Source: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/docs/wcs98constructionwaste.pdf
Missouri Study
Annual Constru...
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LEED Elements
•  Thin Brick Systems
•  Building Reuse (2 points)
•  Local Materials (2 points)
•  Innovation in Design ...
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Alternative Installation Methods
•  Lick and Stick
–  Higher cost (wire mesh, scratch coat)
–  Longer lead times
–  Cou...
27
Thin Brick Projects
The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System
Timeless-Economical-Distinctive
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Ft. Hamilton High School
Brooklyn, New York
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Over-The-Rhine Clock Tower
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Riverside Osteopathic Hospital
Trenton, Michigan
This is an example of the EZ Wall System
over lightweight framing, whi...
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Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio
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Detroit Opera House
Detroit, Michigan
This is an example of great use of EIFS, FIPON, and natural
stone keeping with th...
33
United Artists Theatres
Denver, Colorado
An example of a project focused on
traditional brick design with
futuristic th...
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ESPN Sport Zone
New York City, New York
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Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
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Ford Field-Detroit, Michigan
Featured in U.S.A. Architecture Magazine – Fall 2002
An example of a marquis project which...
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Soffit and arch details were easily incorporated into the atrium at Ford Field due to the
flexibility and light weight ...
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Ann Taylor Specialties Stores - The Loft
Global Installations
An example of an interior retail application.
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Coach Specialty Stores
International Design Specifications
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Meijer s Retail Stores
Regional Store Chain
This is a ten-year company-wide, all 213 stores, new market-place design.
N...
41
Stony Point Fashion Park
Richmond, Virginia
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Because the EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System is a light weight alternative to full-size
brick, the developer is able to compl...
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Village of Rochester Hills Project
Featured in CAM Magazine –
April 2003
• 30,000 square foot project
• Combination of ...
44
Talbot's Specialty Retailer
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Victoria s Secret
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Bath & Body Works
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White House Black Market
Rochester Hills, MI
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Eckerd Drug Store
Brooklyn, New York
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Lane Avenue Shopping Mall
Columbus, Ohio
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Lane Avenue Shopping Mall
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Shopping Center Re-Cladding (Re-Models)
Centerpointe Shopping Center Country Creek Crossing
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Barnes & Noble Book Store
at The Inner Harbor-Baltimore, Maryland
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Red Robin Restaurants-National Chain
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Pizza Hut-Interior and Exterior
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Max & Erma s Restaurants
National Account
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McDonald s-50 s Style
World Wide Design 50
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Office Depot
Madison, Wisconsin
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Before
After
Holiday Enterprises
Clinton Twp, Michigan
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Hampton Inn and Suites
Maple Grove, Minneapolis
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Air National Guard Dormitory Housing
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Single Family Homes
Custom, Production,
and Track
Residential
Applications
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Modular Built Residence
York, England
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Multi Family Applications
Main Street Apartments
Novi, Michigan
LeJardin Condominiums
Denver, Colorado
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Apartments and Lofts
The Incline Apartments
Cincinnati, Ohio
Corner House Lofts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Senior Living
Orange County Senior Apartments
Ontario, California
Walton Woods - Manorcare
Novi, Michigan
Marriot Assis...
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The AMBRICO Advantage
• Proven System
Over 35 years of manufacturing history.
• Design Assistance
AMBRICO offers design...
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Architectural Design Aids Available:
Our Website: www.ambrico.com
• Technical Specifications
• Line Drawings
• Installa...
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Thank You!
If you have additional questions, or would like
additional information you can reach us at:
Phone: (866) 663...
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  1. 1. 1 The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive
  2. 2. 2 American Brick Company is the sole provider of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Cladding System. You may have seen our product! From the Ford Field Atrium and Comerica Park in Detroit, 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 and around the world on a wide range of commercial and retail projects, as well as reface and remodel projects. Timeless-Economical-Distinctive American Brick Company
  3. 3. 3 Technological Leadership Design Flexibility Structural Flexibility Positive Mechanical AttachmentCompatibility Speed Year Round Installation Durability Advantages of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive
  4. 4. 4 • 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 bond patterns. • 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 added design flexibility. Technology Leadership
  5. 5. 5 System uses embossed, galvanized steel, epoxy coated material. Excellent for interior or exterior applications, on any structure. Meets rigid fire code requirements. • 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.
  6. 6. 6 EZ-Wall Thin Brick System Detail
  7. 7. 7 The EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System from the American Brick Company is a designer s dream! From something as simple as a flat wall to elaborate archways, flowing and bending radius walls and quoin details. Comerica Park University of Michigan Dearborn Campus Design Flexibility
  8. 8. 8 The EZ Wall ™ Engineered Thin Brick System s light weight minimizes the use of footings, and eliminates the need for 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. Structural Flexibility
  9. 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.
  10. 10. 10 Thin Brick can easily be combined with other products such as EIFS or traditional face 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. Compatibility
  11. 11. 11 Speed The EZ Wall™ System is easier and faster to install than traditional masonry, and that difference can mean thousands of dollars in reduced construction costs. A delay of a few weeks or months in completing a job can result in lost sales to the building owner or tenant. When time is of the essence, count on the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System to speed the completion with top-notch results.
  12. 12. 12 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 can cut weeks or even months off construction schedules. The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System allows work crews to be productive year round.
  13. 13. 13 Durability With proper building maintenance, the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System will last for the life of the building and comes with a 20 year material warranty.
  14. 14. 14 Greener Brick EZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System
  15. 15. 15 Average Weight/Unit: 3.8 lbs Average Weight/Unit .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 Fire 1 Unit: 4,114 BTU s Used to Fire 1 Unit: 907 A Greener Brick
  16. 16. 16 What does it take?? 9720 1637 0 5000 10000 Full Brick Thin Brick Square Feet Per Truck
  17. 17. 17 1350 165 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Full Brick Thin Brick Mortar Needed (Pounds) per CSF
  18. 18. 18 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 total = Plus the extra steel, lintels, concrete in footers etc. $2,929 Freight Full Brick Freight based on LTL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems LTL and TL quotes
  19. 19. 19 Build the same wall with EZ Wall and … 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 LTL quantities shipping 350 miles ABF Freight Systems LTL and TL quotes EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick
  20. 20. 20 Product EZ Wall Brick Veneer Diesel Used 25 gallons 134 gallons Savings in Freight Costs With EZ Wall Use 81% less diesel Save $2,389 in freight TRANSPORTATION ENERGY DATA BOOK: EDITION 20 US Department of Energy
  21. 21. 21 embodied energy materials / technology structures / construction In 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.
  22. 22. 22 materials / technology >Reduces chances of mold and mildew >Energy efficient >Long lasting materials >Good thermal comfort
  23. 23. 23 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 Masonry Magazine, October 2005 Embodied Energy or the energy needed to mine, manufacture, and deliver building materials
  24. 24. 24 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
  25. 25. 25 LEED Elements •  Thin Brick Systems •  Building Reuse (2 points) •  Local Materials (2 points) •  Innovation in Design (80% environmental savings) (4 points)
  26. 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
  27. 27. 27 Thin Brick Projects The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive
  28. 28. 28 Ft. Hamilton High School Brooklyn, New York
  29. 29. 29 Over-The-Rhine Clock Tower Cincinnati, Ohio
  30. 30. 30 Riverside Osteopathic Hospital Trenton, Michigan This is an example of the EZ Wall System over lightweight framing, which allowed for quick completion of this critical addition.
  31. 31. 31 Akron Children's Hospital Akron, Ohio
  32. 32. 32 Detroit Opera House Detroit, Michigan This is an example of great use of EIFS, FIPON, and natural stone keeping with the city s look and historical perspective.
  33. 33. 33 United Artists Theatres Denver, Colorado An example of a project focused on traditional brick design with futuristic theatrical elements added. Notice top are of EIFS, one-inch deep soldier/stone coarse, and aluminum design elements.
  34. 34. 34 ESPN Sport Zone New York City, New York
  35. 35. 35 Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan
  36. 36. 36 Ford Field-Detroit, Michigan Featured in U.S.A. Architecture Magazine – Fall 2002 An example of a marquis project which combined existing older city buildings with the new stadium.
  37. 37. 37 Soffit and arch details were easily incorporated into the atrium at Ford Field due to the flexibility and light weight nature of the EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick System. Ford Field – Atrium Detroit, MI
  38. 38. 38 Ann Taylor Specialties Stores - The Loft Global Installations An example of an interior retail application.
  39. 39. 39 Coach Specialty Stores International Design Specifications
  40. 40. 40 Meijer s Retail Stores Regional Store Chain This 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.
  41. 41. 41 Stony Point Fashion Park Richmond, Virginia
  42. 42. 42 Because the EZ Wall™ Thin Brick System is a light weight alternative to full-size brick, the developer is able to complete upper façades without lower storefronts being present.
  43. 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.
  44. 44. 44 Talbot's Specialty Retailer
  45. 45. 45 Victoria s Secret
  46. 46. 46 Bath & Body Works
  47. 47. 47 White House Black Market Rochester Hills, MI
  48. 48. 48 Eckerd Drug Store Brooklyn, New York
  49. 49. 49 Lane Avenue Shopping Mall Columbus, Ohio
  50. 50. 50 Lane Avenue Shopping Mall
  51. 51. 51 Shopping Center Re-Cladding (Re-Models) Centerpointe Shopping Center Country Creek Crossing
  52. 52. 52 Barnes & Noble Book Store at The Inner Harbor-Baltimore, Maryland
  53. 53. 53 Red Robin Restaurants-National Chain
  54. 54. 54 Pizza Hut-Interior and Exterior
  55. 55. 55 Max & Erma s Restaurants National Account
  56. 56. 56 McDonald s-50 s Style World Wide Design 50
  57. 57. 57 Office Depot Madison, Wisconsin
  58. 58. 58 Before After Holiday Enterprises Clinton Twp, Michigan
  59. 59. 59 Hampton Inn and Suites Maple Grove, Minneapolis
  60. 60. 60 Air National Guard Dormitory Housing Grand Forks, North Dakota Minneapolis, Minnesota
  61. 61. 61 Single Family Homes Custom, Production, and Track Residential Applications
  62. 62. 62 Modular Built Residence York, England
  63. 63. 63 Multi Family Applications Main Street Apartments Novi, Michigan LeJardin Condominiums Denver, Colorado
  64. 64. 64 Apartments and Lofts The Incline Apartments Cincinnati, Ohio Corner House Lofts Ann Arbor, Michigan
  65. 65. 65 Senior Living Orange County Senior Apartments Ontario, California Walton Woods - Manorcare Novi, Michigan Marriot Assisted Living Facility Youngstown, Ohio
  66. 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
  67. 67. 67 Architectural Design Aids Available: Our Website: www.ambrico.com • Technical Specifications • Line Drawings • Installation Instructions Full Product Binder that contains the following: • Detail Books, Product Testing Information & Product Specification • Thin Brick Manufacturer Brochures Technical Support: Includes a team of experts that can help with detailing questions from the earliest design stage. Product Samples: We can offer a full range of product samples, from system & brick samples to actual 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 Brick System is available upon request.
  68. 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.com The EZ Wall™ Engineered Thin Brick Wall System Timeless-Economical-Distinctive

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