BRIK Research Portal

ARCC is a proud partner of the BRIK Research Portal:

What is BRIK?
The Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is an interactive portal offering online access to professionally reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from predesign, design, and construction through occupancy and reuse.

Who is developing BRIK?
BRIK is a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). It is being developed under the auspices of the AIA/NIBS Building Research Council (BRC), a multidisciplinary group under the auspices of NIBS. Currently, an 18-person BRC steering committee, headed by Chair Ray Pentecost, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, is guiding the development of BRIK.

How is BRIK different from existing databases?
With a goal of heightening understanding and knowledge-sharing among professions, BRIK offers access to research projects that span the depth and breadth of the people working to create, build, and sustain the built environment. Research offered on the BRIK site is professionally reviewed to assure that the information reaching these busy professionals is quality controlled.

Additionally, BRIK was developed to be user friendly and appealing to its potential visitors. BRIK features:

  • Interactivity. All users with accounts may comment on and rate research projects publicly.
  • Comprehensive search ability. Research projects are searchable by text, title, keyword, taxonomy, and contributor.
  • Events calendar. BRIK keeps you abreast of research-related events concerning the built environment.
  • Connectivity. BRIK features RSS feeds, Twitter links and bookmarking capabilities.

Learn more about how to use BRIK in this video: