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The Safest Way to Meet the Beast: An Introduction to the 120 AEX Series

Title: The Safest Way to Meet the Beast: An Introduction to the 120 AEX Series

Speaker: Mac Steele, J.C. Steele & Sons

Keywords: FT2020-1, 120 AEX Series

Increasing Productivity with Fitch Fuel Catalyst

Title: Increasing Productivity with Fitch Fuel Catalyst

Speaker: Cristian Proano, Fitch Gas and Mario Giffuni, Pinehall Brick

Keywords: FT2020-2, Fitch, Fuel, Catalyst

Lingl Process Technology - Firing Conditions: Part II

Title: Lingl Process Technology – Firing Conditions: Part II

Speaker: Christoph Brune, Lingl

Keywords: FT2020-3, Firing, Brick

Monorail Packaging Improvements: AC and Exoskeleton at Acme's Montgomery Plant

Title: Monorail Packaging Improvements: AC and Exoskeleton at Acme’s Montgomery Plant

Speaker: Francisco Mariscal & Keith Fallin, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-4, Acme, AC, Exoskeleton, Packaging

Color Trends and Forecasting in Construction

Title: Color Trends and Forecasting in Construction

Speaker: Bryce Switzer & Mike Shipley, Prince Minerals

Keywords: FT2020-5, Color Trends, Forecasting, Construction

Drying Brick - A Few Simple Concepts

Title: Drying Brick – A Few Simple Concepts

Speaker: Denis Brosnan, NBRC (retired)

Keywords: FT2020-12, Drying, Brick

Tunnel Kiln 101

Title: Tunnel Kiln 101

Speaker: Jim Hopkins, Ceratec

Keywords: FT2020-13, Tunnel, Kiln

Virtual Tour of J.C. Steele and Sons

Title: Virtual Tour of J.C. Steele and Sons

Speaker: Mac Steele, J.C. Steele and Sons

Keywords: FT2020-14, Virtual, Tour

Acme Product Development: Lab and Plants Team Up

Title: Acme Product Development: Lab and Plants Team Up

Speaker: Mat Tramel, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-15, Lab, Plants, Brick

Automated Plant Downtime Tracking

Title: Automated Plant Downtime Tracking

Speaker: Jason Smith, Meridian Brick

Keywords: FT2020-16, Plant, Tracking, Brick

Use of Digital Picture Frame for Product Quality

Title: Use of Digital Picture Frame for Product Quality

Speaker: Pete Turnbull, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-17, Digital, Frame

Picking the Right Size Front End Loader

Title: Picking the Right Size Front End Loader

Speaker: Logan Andrews, Meridian Brick

Keywords: FT2020-18, Front, End, Loader

Grinding Room Primaries and Systems: An Overview

Title: Grinding Room Primaries and Systems: An Overview

Speaker: Colby Bowman, Stedman

Keywords: FT2020-19, Grinding, Room, Systems

Get Out of the Sauna

Title: Get Out of the Sauna

Speaker: Bill Kjorlien, Argos Masonry

Keywords: FT2020-20, Brick

Do ASTM Standards Facilitate Lawsuits Against Brick Companies?

Title: Do ASTM Standards Facilitate Lawsuits Against Brick Companies?

Speaker: Denis Brosnan, NBRC (retired)

Keywords: FT2020-21, ASTM, Brick

Seismic Implications of the International Residential Code (IRC)

Title: Seismic Implications of the International Residential Code (IRC)

Speaker: Nathan Matthews, General Shale

Keywords: FT2020-22, International, Residential, Code, IRC

Passive Building Design and the Impact on Full Bed Masonry Construction

Title: Passive Building Design and the Impact on Full Bed Masonry Construction

Speaker: Brad Cobbledick, Brampton Brick

Keywords: FT2020-23, Building, Masonry, Construction, Brick

Using NBRC Energy Research to Influence the Building Codes

Title: Using NBRC Energy Research to Influence the Building Codes

Speaker: Chip Clark, BIA

Keywords: FT2020-24, Energy, Research, Building, Brick

Special Shapes: Tools to Create Unique Brickwork

Title: Special Shapes: Tools to Create Unique Brickwork

Speaker: Cortney Fried, BIA

Keywords: FT2020-25, Tools, Brickwork, Brick

New High Capacity Setter and Other Upgrades at Acme Denton

Title: New High Capacity Setter and Other Upgrades at Acme Denton

Speaker: Hector Llamas, Acme Brick and Christophe Aubertot, Direxa Engineering

Keywords: FT2020-26, High, Capacity, Setter, Upgrades, Brick

Benefits and Lessons Learned Reusing Salvaged Assets: Grinding Relocation at Acme Elgin Plant

Title: Benefits and Lessons Learned Reusing Salvaged Assets: Grinding Relocation at Acme Elgin Plant

Speaker: Neil Klein, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-27, Reusing, Brick

New Packaging Machine at Wadesboro

Title: New Packaging Machine at Wadesboro

Speaker: Paul Maxwell, Triangle Brick

Keywords: FT2020-28, Packaging, Brick

Extending the Life and Improving a 1960 Harrop Kiln

Title: Extending the Life and Improving a 1960 Harrop Kiln

Speaker: Mike McIntosh, Brad Strock, and Hector Llamas, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-29, Harrop, Kiln, Brick

Using the Thermal Gradient Furnace to Quantify Material Firing Characteristics

Title: Using the Thermal Gradient Furnace to Quantify Material Firing Characteristics

Speaker: Steve German, Glen-Gery

Keywords: FT2020-30, Thermal, Gradient, Furnace, Material Firing

Cost Effective Drone Program at Acme

Title: Cost Effective Drone Program at Acme

Speaker: Richard Murphy, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-31, Drone, Cost Effective, Brick

Daily Wet Sieve and Sedimentation Testing: Key Tests to Understanding Your Materials

Title: Daily Wet Sieve and Sedimentation Testing: Key Tests to Understanding Your Materials

Speaker: Mike Rixner, Brampton Brick

Keywords: FT2020-32, Sieve, Sedimentation, Testing, Materials

Use of Gradient Bars at Acme

Title: Use of Gradient Bars at Acme

Speaker: Jim Krueger, Acme Brick

Keywords: FT2020-33, Gradient, Bars

Drone Use in the Mines

Title: Drone Use in the Mines

Speaker: Bobby Harris, Glen-Gery

Keywords: FT2020-34, Drone, Mines

Update on BIA's Work on Future Brick MACT Rule

Title: Update on BIA’s Work on Future Brick MACT Rule

Speaker: Terry Schimmel, BIA

Keywords: FT2020-35, MACT, Brick

MACT Update: Reporting Continuous Monitoring at the Plant

Title: MACT Update: Reporting Continuous Monitoring at the Plant

Speaker: Martha West, General Shale

Keywords: FT2020-36, MACT, Brick, Update

Why Employee Engagement and Supervisor Safety Leadership is Key to a Successful Safety Program

Title: Why Employee Engagement and Supervisor Safety Leadership is Key to a Successful Safety Program

Speaker: Christine Fannick, Glen-Gery

Keywords: FT2020-37, Employee Engagement, Supervisor Safety Leadership, Safety Program

BIA's Efforts to Safeguard Workers and the Industry

Title: BIA’s Efforts to Safeguard Workers and the Industry

Speaker: Joe Casper, BIA

Keywords: FT2020-38, BIA, Safety, Brick Industry

Operating a Plant with COVID Controls

Title: Operating a Plant with COVID Controls

Speaker: Brian Ogle, General Shale

Keywords: FT2020-39, COVID Controls, Brick

COVID-19 in the Workplace

Title: COVID-19 in the Workplace

Speaker: Braden Harmon, Meridian Brick

Keywords: FT2020-40, COVID-19, Brick

Upgrading to a Robotic Setting Machine

Title: Upgrading to a Robotic Setting Machine

Speaker: Audie Twiford, Meridian Brick

Keywords: FT2020-41, Robotic, Setting, Brick

ASTM Method Development

Title: ASTM Method Development

Speaker: Mike Walker, NBRC

Keywords: FT2020-42, ASTM

Thermal Performance: Material Properties

Title: Thermal Performance: Material Properties

Speaker: Nate Huygen, NBRC

Keywords: FT2020-43, Thermal, Performance, Properties

Thermal Performance: Climate Model

Title: Thermal Performance: Climate Model

Speaker: Nate Huygen, NBRC

Keywords: FT2020-44, Thermal, Performance, Climate

Rheometer for Raw Material Characterization

Title: Rheometer for Raw Material Characterization

Speaker: Nate Huygen & Mike Walker, NBRC

Keywords: FT2020-45, Rheometer, Raw, Materials

Thermal Performance: Improving Solar Reflectance of Brick

Title: Thermal Performance: Improving Solar Reflectance of Brick

Speaker: Teddy Lentz

Keywords: FT2020-46, Solar, Reflectance, Brick