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A brick is a type of block used to build walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Properly, the term brick denotes a block composed of dried clay, but is now also used informally to denote other chemically cured construction blocks.
Used as the exterior layer for wall assemblies.
Thickness available in the database: 4" and 6"
Type: Standard and SCR (both solid and single wythe)
In a single wythe brick-bearing wall system, the brick masonry serves as both the structural system and the exterior facing. In these cases, a wood, steel, or masonry backing system is not necessary.
An SCR (Structural Clay Research) wall is a masonry wall structure comprised of cored modular common clay bricks only. Typically one row thick. Depending on the climate, an SCR wall can have structural, economic, and thermal benefits.
2. Concrete Blocks
A concrete masonry unit (CMU) is a standard-size rectangular block used in building construction. CMUs are some of the most versatile building products available because of the wide variety of appearances that can be achieved using them.
Used as an exterior layer for wall assemblies.
Types available: Hollow and solid
Sizes available: 4 x 8 x 16, 6 x 8 x 16, 8 x 8 x 16, 12 x 8 x 16
Strengths available: 2000 PSI, 4500 PSI