face brick


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face brick

[′fās ‚brik]
(materials)
A brick of some esthetic quality to be used on the exposed surface of a building wall or other structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

face brick

Brick made or selected to give an attractive appearance when used without rendering of plaster or other surface treatment of the wall: made of selected clays, or treated to produce the desired color. See also: Brick
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facing brick, face brick

Brick esp. made or selected to give an attractive appearance when used without rendering or plaster or other surface treatment of the wall; made of selected clays, or treated, to produce the desired color.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Leone was assigned to reline the degasser with new face brick. He and his crew did not see any loose slag on the chute during several days of work.
Because face brick is smaller than firebrick, you'll need to make up the size difference as you lay your three courses of face brick.
The Hall Partnership solution involved the creation of stainless steel armatures at each floor suspended by 2" diameter clevis / rod assemblies and expansion bolted back to the existing concrete spandrel beams so that each floor supported its portion of the chimney face brick independently; similar to a cigarette girl's tray.
- Other cost-saving features of the energy efficient building include face brick exterior walls, Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) interior walls, interior painted CMU and gypsum board on metal studs, acoustical tile ceilings and vinyl tile floors, aluminum windows with insulated glass, hollow metal door frames and wood doors.
The building's exterior will be predominantly comprised of face brick and a combination of terra cotta, granite, and brownstone, with double-hung wood windows and decorative metal work.
In a barrier wall constructed with two wythes of brick (or in composite walls), a collar joint (grouted solid with mortar) joins face brick with a masonry back-up.
The work consist of replication of decorative cast concrete, face brick replacement, structural steel reinforcement, masonry pointing.
The flexibility Grgurich refers to -- new face brick colors and textures -- has made the age-old material a viable option for all architectural styles, from neoclassical to modern.
The exterior will feature intricate patterns of various concrete masonry units and face brick. On-site improvements will include volley ball and basketball courts, softball and kick ball fields, and a courtyard kindergarten playground.