Higher Education

Spark learning, Community, and collegiate pride on campus

There’s good reason masonry plays prominently on so many college campuses.

Whether you’re invoking a sense of tradition and heritage or looking to the future with contemporary design, masonry creates a welcoming atmosphere where students feel right at home.

We’re here to support you in creating campus facilities that nurture student learning, inclusion, and well-being. Plus, we’ll show you how masonry, tile, and terrazzo can meet the demand for sustainable, collaborative, and multi-functional spaces. 

we have a long legacy building for leading universities

Contractors and craftworkers with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers take great pride in building and renovating colleges and universities in the communities where they live and work. Higher education institutions have always looked to BAC craftworkers for their skill in creating state-of-the-art buildings on campus.

Let us support your higher education project

Whether you’re planning for a new residence hall, academic building, science and engineering facility, library, or athletic space, we’re here to help you create spaces that attract top students. Let us help you create beautiful, durable, and sustainable buildings on your campus. 

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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 for well-trained craftworkers.

Here are some of the training, certificate, and certification programs you may want to specify for your next higher education 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.