Cultural and civic Institutions

Build community with welcoming spaces that celebrate our diverse world.

Cultural and civic buildings celebrate community, inspire engagement, and bring people together for work, learning, and leisure. From museums, to government buildings, libraries, convention centers, courthouses, and in between, these spaces strive to be welcoming and reflective of our diverse world. 

Masonry is commonly used in civic construction, not only because it conveys a sense of permanence and elegance, but because it’s ideal for enhanced safety, security, and resiliency. 

Whether you’re restoring a building for the enjoyment of future generations or creating a new one that embraces local character, we can help you create civic spaces that unite communities. 


Contractors and craftworkers with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers take great pride in building and renovating civic spaces in the communities where they live and work. Known for being the best hands in the business, you’ll reap the benefits of a high-quality, long-lasting structure when you work with BAC builders.

Let us support your cultural and civic projects.

Whether you’re building from the ground up or restoring an important piece of architectural history, our experts can help you optimize durability, health and safety, and occupant comfort for civic and cultural spaces. Contact us for support on your next project.

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Installer Certifications and Training

Why settle for anything less than the best when it comes to the installers on your project? BAC craftworkers train throughout their careers to become building enclosure experts and masters of their craft. 

When you want to have confidence that you’re working with qualified, experienced crews on your project, you can specify any number of our training programs

Here are some of the training, certificate, and certification programs you may want to specify for your civic or cultural project. 

Grouting & Reinforced Masonry Training

Grouted and reinforced masonry provides added strength to your building. BAC craftworkers learn the latest advances in grouting procedures and code requirements in this course. 

Flashing Upgrade Training

Proper flashing is one of your building’s best defenses against moisture. BAC craftworkers stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and building code requirements with IMI’s Flashing Upgrade Training Program.

Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate​

Traditional craft skills and contemporary repair techniques are critical to the preservation of historic buildings and structures. This in-depth certificate gives BAC craftworkers integrated knowledge of historic masonry preservation.

Advanced Certifications in Tile

ACT vets installer expertise in complex skill areas: gauged porcelain tile, grouts, large format tile and substrate preparation, membranes, mortar/mud floors and walls, and shower receptors. ACT installers know how to comply with rapidly changing tile codes and standards.

Rainscreen Certificate

Masonry rainscreens offer moisture management, energy efficiency, and limitless aesthetic options. This certificate gives BAC craftworkers practical experience installing a range of rainscreen cladding and subframing systems.

Adhered Veneer Certificate

Adhered masonry veneers are designed to provide superior moisture management, ventilation, and thermal performance. BAC craftworkers learn about the function, components, and proper installation of adhered veneer in this program.


Work with our multi-disciplinary team to help you deliver high-performing projects.