The BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork is the definitive practical guide to obtaining successful results in brickwork construction. Written by a team of experts from the Brick Development Association, the representative group in industry for brickwork construction, this best-selling text has now been brought fully in line with the latest site practice, innovations, British and European Standards, to ensure readers are receiving the most up-to-date and accurate information available in the field.
Based on actual teaching practice, the book is highly illustrated throughout to increase accessibility of the text for the reader in their exploration of the practical aspects of brickwork. It also includes an extensive glossary of brickwork terms for ease of reference. This edition contains new material detailing recent innovations in brickwork, in the areas of components and façade performance requirements.
Students in full-time education and following apprenticeship routes will find this book to be an invaluable source of information which will accompany them throughout their studies. Building professionals concerned with the design, detailing and specification of brickwork will also find the BDA Guide to be an essential reference.
Table of Contents
1.0. Foreword and Glossary; 2.0. Design and Performance; 3.0. Background; 4.0. Accessories; 5.0. Materials, handling and preparation; 6.0. Installation and execution; 7.0. Specialist techniques; 8.0. Use of tools, accuracy and coordination; 9.0. Checking and handover; 10.0. Index
The Brick Development Association is the national authority on clay bricks and pavers. The membership accounts for almost 100% of the bricks produced in the UK. The role of the BDA is to communicate the collective interests of members and to ensure their products remain the material of choice in the UK’s built environment. From the breadth of product range and economic contribution offered by their largest, multinational members, to the bespoke craftsmanship offered by the smallest, local members, what BDA members have in common is a resolute commitment to manufacturing products of outstanding quality and developing one of the nation’s most successful, sustainable supply chains.