The Art of Thin Brick Precast Facades Webinar

This free, CEU webinar is open to members and non-members.

The use of clay product-faced precast concrete has evolved since the early 1960s into the designer’s choice for unlimited aesthetic options on all types of structures. It gives the architect the flexibility to combine the pleasing visual appearance of traditional clay products with the strength, versatility, and economy of precast concrete. Among the types of materials that can be embedded in the precast concrete are brick, ceramic tile, porcelain, and architectural terra cotta. These clay product facings may cover the exposed panel surface entirely or only part of the concrete face, creating accents. The demand for thin brick in precast concrete led PCI to develop a standard for embedded thin brick in precast concrete panels so that the design community can have control over the performance of their precast components.

Participants attending this program will explore the aesthetic options available incorporating thin brick in building enclosure precast systems, technical aspects when designing thin brick in precast panels, as well as the resiliency and insulated performance properties of the building material. Numerous case studies and regional projects will also be highlighted in presentations.

Date and time: Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. CT.

Length of Webinar: 90 minutes

CEU Credit: 1.5 AIA/HSW & 1.5 PDH credit

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe methods to achieve color, form and texture.
  2. Review embedded clay product resources.
  3. Understand design economy considerations to optimize panel layouts.
  4. Understand insulated panel fabrication techniques.
  5. Understand R-values & insulation types as it related to building envelope performance.
  6. Discuss erection procedures and transportation considerations.
  7. Learn about precast specifications, design resources, & the plant certification program.
  8. Explain precast applications using several cases studies.


  • Randy Wilson, PCI Director, Architectural Precast Systems
  • Rob Ascrizzi, Vice President, Belden Tri-State
  • John Stafford, Architectural Representative, Endicott Brick
  • Marshall Walters, Owner & Founder, AP Formliners
Registering: You must sign in to your PCI account and submit your order to receive the order confirmation and link to the webinar.

Disclaimer: By submitting your event registration, you submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. To receive credit for this webinar, you must attend the webinar for at least 45 minutes. Attendees who leave the webinar earlier than 45 minutes will not receive AIA or PDF credit.
12/6/2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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