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Does anyone know the name of this kind of brick? It's like a cross between a CMU and a brick - 8" deep with large hollow cores. I see them a lot in small commercial buildings, particularly professional buildings like doctor's and dentist's offices. 

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10 hours ago, Jim Katen said:

Odd name. 

Are other bricks not structural? 

its semantics ;~))

by structural meaning load bearing

these are generally not considered structural

thin brick   brick veneer   light partition walls

i'm sure there are others

but you already knew all this & more ;~))

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That all makes sense. Thanks. 

I did some poking around and found it interesting that the term "Atlas brick" always has the tm trademark sign next to it, but it seems to be claimed by at least two different manufacturers: Muddox and Interstate. 

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