October 1–3, 2018
Registration for vendors is now open! If you are interested in exhibiting at the Clemson Brick Forum please contact Caroline Weaver.
The 2018 Clemson Brick Forum will be held October 1-3 at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, S.C. Hosted by the National Brick Research Center (NBRC), the Forum continues to be a place for the sharing of information and ideas throughout the brick industry. Brick companies and suppliers come together to discuss individual problems they have experienced and share their solutions.
The technical program is growing and changing to meet the needs of the industry. Feedback from attendees indicates the need for talks on the brick basics:
- How to measure the size of the brick? How to measure shrinkage?
- How do we improve fired properties using raw materials?
- What is LOI? Why is it important?
- What is a good range for the column temperature? Why?
The Forum will continue to have sessions for people at every stage of their career in the brick industry. The preliminary program will be published in the July 2018 Brickyardmagazine, a publication of the National Brick Research Center. In addition to the back to the basics theme, there will be presentations on the latest technology to produce thin brick, as well as the latest information on technological innovations and environmental regulations.
The Forum will be including Educational Seminars provided by sponsors on Tuesday afternoon for the second year in a row. It was new last year, and was well-received by both attendees and sponsors. Attendees have the option to pick the topics they are most interested in learning about, and only attending those seminars. It is also a way for sponsors to educate attendees about their capabilities outside of the technical program, so it can be more tailored to their specialties.
Following the educational talks on Monday and Tuesday, the forum will feature hospitality from 5:00-9:00 p.m. both evenings. Tuesday night boasts the annual Steak Cookout. A reception will be provided by J.C. Steele & Sons while attendees line up for this one-of-a-kind event. Steaks will be available for every appetite, and everyone is invited to stand around the extra-large charcoal grills and unwind from the day. The evening continues with the opportunity for door prizes and entertainment in the hospitality area.
Location: Anderson Civic Center
3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625