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The BDA produce a wide range of specialist books and other publications on all matters relating to the sound and imaginative design and specification of bricks and brickwork. These publications can either be obtained direct from the BDA. or, where they are highlighted in green, downloaded direct from this web site.

Our publications are broken into the following categories:

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2016 REAP Animation

The animation was produced by Brick Development Association (BDA) and The Concrete Centre to visually explain the Resource Efficiency Action Plans (REAP)

REAP Animation 2016

 

2015 BDA Sustainability Report

This document showcases key topics for consideration by the BDA during the next 12 months include the contribution that the sector can make to the circullar economy, the implementation of an industry water strategy and action plan and consideration of how engagement with stakeholders can be improved.

Sustainability Report 2015

 

Brick’s Thermal Shield Performance

Thermal Mass in building design is thoroughly recognised throughout the construction sector, and the benefits will hold, for the UK, even more of an importance in the future with a forecasted warmer climate.

BDA Study Into Brick Thermal Performance

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Scottish Traditional Brickwork Brick

Fired clay brick is a building material which, although not as common a masonry type as stone, is a significant part of Scotland’s heritage. This guide is intended to provide a second base of knowledge in the repair of a masonry type which is likely to be less familiar to building professionals in Scotland than are rubble or ashlar stonework.

Scottish Traditional Brickwork to download click here

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First Construction Product to be Awarded Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Following a Life Cycle Assessment carried out by the BRE for Sustainable Products, the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) generic brick has been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration. The generic brick is the first construction industry product to be verified under BRE Global’s recently launched EN15804 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme.

Please click here to download the EDP

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EC6 Guide

These publications are apart of a series of three guides entitled ‘How to design masonry structures using Eurocode 6’. The aim is to make the use of Eurocode 6, Design of masonry structures as easy as possible by drawing together in one place key information and commentary required for the design of typical masonry elements.

Masonry 1 Introduction

Masonry 2 Vertical

Masonry 3 Lateral

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Severely Exposed Brickwork

This document design advice to all those in the delivery chain, to help them achieve long lasting results when considering external works such as; freestanding garden and retaining walls and chimneys which should always be considered as very severely exposed to frost attack regardless of geographical location.

Severely Exposed Brickwork Interactive PDF

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Sustainability KPI’s

The brick industry recognises the importance of addressing sustainability impacts over the entire lifecycle of the product, and is one of the first sectors to complete a BRE verified Environmental Product Decleration that meets the requirements of the new standard EN 15804: 2012 Sustainability of Construction Works.

»View the Sustainability KPI document 2013

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Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP)

The Construction Industry’s key manufacturing sectors of clay bricks and clay blocks, precast concrete and ready-mixed concrete, have joined forces to launch Resource Efficiency Action Plans (REAPs) demonstrating their commitment to increasing the opportunity for recycling and reusing recovered materials, throughout the whole-life of these materials.

»View the full REAP publication 2013.

»View the synopsis of the REAP 2013.

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Brick Bulletin

Brick Bulletin is a quarterly publication, highly regarded in the construction industry. The first Brick Bulletin was published in 1947, and features profiles of brick projects, news and technical guidance.

» View the Brick Bulletin publications.

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Brickwork Design & Detailing

A range of publications covering the design, detailing and specification of bricks and brickwork in building construction in general terms.

» View the Brickwork Design & Detailing publications.

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Structural Brickwork

A series of Design Guides and File Notes directed at structural and civil engineers.

» View the Structural Brickwork publications.

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Engineers File Notes

» View the Engineers File Notes publications.

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Innovation in Brick

Although brick is a conventional building material, new and innovative ways of using this versatile and adaptable material are constantly being explored. Pre-fabrication, pre-stressing, and expanding the potential for brick cladding are just some of the areas in which research has recently been undertaken. Details of these and other research projects of this nature appear on these pages as and when they are undertaken.

» View the Innovation in Brick publications.

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Brick Information Sheets

Short technical articles on one or two specific issues of interest.

» View the Brick Information Sheets publications.

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Sustainability

Publications on the sustainability issues of bricks and brickwork.

» View the Sustainability publications.

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Brickwork Maintenance and Repair

Publications on the maintenance and repair of brickwork.

» View the Brickwork Maintenance and Repair publications.

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BDA Guides

Comprehensive practical guidance to achieving the highest quality of brickwork.

» View the BDA Guides publications.

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Reclaimed Bricks

The BDA offers the advice in good faith, bricks are durable and therfore sustainable and reuseable. While it is true that bricks have been produced under EN 771-1 in recent years are likely to last for 150 years this may not be true of recycled bricks. Bricks reused require to be tested and qualified to confirm that they are suitable for the purpoose intended.

Reclaimed Brickwork Document

Other

Other publications that we have produced illustrating the aesthetics of brick

» View the Other publications.

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Note: The contents and references of these publications may not have been updated to reflect the recommendations of the latest appropriate British and European Standards. Please ensure you use these publications alongside the latest standards.

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