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While Chip Clark is also an inductee of the Brickman's Hall of Fame in 2018, he is also industry renowned as an expert in codes, standards and specifications in the masonry field.
Charles "Chip" Clark is the vice president of Engineering Services at the Brick Industry Association (the BIA). managing the Engineering and Research department including writing technical documents; building code activities; research; and review of projects, drawings, and specifications.
Originally trained as an architect, he became a civil engineer - Chip is a Registered Architect in MD and a licensed Professional Engineer in VA. He's receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural concentration from the University of Maryland.
Alongside his association, he's on several boards that dictate building codes, such as TMS and ASTM standards, in order to help represent the masonry industry and create beneficial building codes for the use of masonry, mortar, grout, and others, as well as fire safety and wall construction codes.