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BIA Offers Technical Notes and Guidelines for Landscape Architects

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Landscape architects understand they must balance the creativity of their designs and work with the need to meet stringent federal, state and local building codes. The Brick Industry Association (BIA) can be a valuable resource for these professionals, providing "code-proofed" Technical Notes that feature landscape design, detailing and construction information with time-tested guidelines on the use of clay brick in exterior projects.

"Landscape architects and builders are well aware of the many benefits and uses of clay brick in outdoor work," said Dick Jennison, president and chief executive of BIA. "What they may not be aware of is that the BIA website offers a wealth of information specifically for landscape professionals through our Technical Notes. Full of detailed directions, standards and recommended practices, these Technical Notes are an excellent resource for anyone in the industry seeking to expand their knowledge base."

The BIA Technical Notes program began in the 1960's and has grown to include nearly 100 documents today. A complete review of all of the documents is currently underway, and BIA expects to publish several new Technical Notes for landscape architects and paving applications within the next several months. Each set of notes and guidelines has been researched thoroughly to ensure that it conforms to code-accepted practices and regulations.

For more information on the Brick Industry Association, or to download any of the Technical Notes free-of-charge, please visit the BIA website at www.gobrick.com/pavers.


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The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Go to www.gobrick.com for more information.

 

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