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About Structural Brick

Structural Brick

Thru-wall brick reinforcing steel and grout have been used with brick masonry for over 100 years.

Thru-wall Structural Brick, Reinforced Structural Brick Masony is not a new wall system. Reinforcing steel and grout have been used with brick masonry for over 100 years. With brick masonry's high compressive strength, reinforcing makes for an economical, high-strength wall in comparison to other reinforced masonry systems.

Advantages of Thru-wall Structural Brick

  • Greater design flexibility
  • Greater seismic resistance and more ductility.
  • Often lower construction cost
  • Reduced backup requirements
  • Less restrictive deflection requirements of the backup structure
  • Greater resistance to cracking
  • Reduced number of tie connections, which provides a more continuous moisture barrier
  • Reduced cost of the backup system
  • Fire resistant structure

Structural Brick vs. Concrete Masonry Units


  • Modest Loading
  • Wind at 20psf
  • Comparable Grout and Reinforcing
  • CMU f'm @ 1500 psi
  • Clay f'm @ 3500 psi
  • 350 8 x 4 x 16 CMU
  • 365 6 x 4 x 16 TTW Brick

From a cost comparison standpoint, we are comparing installed costs of various Reinforced Brick Masonry (RBM) and Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) single wythe systems. In comparing 6" TTW brick and 8" half high CMU, in a days time, a mason and tender will install approximately 350 CMU. In that same time, 365 brick would be installed. productivity differences are due to unit size and weight. Similar productivity differences by other size TTW Brick in corresponding size CMU are also seen.

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Brochures for Structural Brick

Brochures for Structural Brick
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The Belden Brick Company's Concept Catalog
Concept Catalog featuring Product Snapshots, Offerings and Selections.
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Belden Design Tools
Search and compare products, design your project, create project submittals, find a distributor.
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Photo Gallery. Filter photos by Commercial/Residential.
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Special Shapes Catalog, Belden Clay Pavers Brochure, The Belden Brick Company's History, ...
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Brick That Is Shaping The Future Of Design, Pioneering Innovation In The Art Of Brick Making, ...
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3-Part CSI specifications for Structural Brick

3-Part CSI specifications for Structural Brick
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Brick Dimensions Guide
Use our dimensions guide for selecting your desired size face brick and structural brick.
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CAD details for Structural Brick

CAD details for Structural Brick
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Industry Resources
On all significant specification programs including BIM and downloadable color palettes.
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