This article will explore some of the new options available for architects designing with natural thin stone veneer. Natural stone is an extremely durable and versatile product when creating interior and exterior stone features like accent walls, back splashes, fireplaces, and outdoor living spaces. Recent innovations in the mining and sawing of the raw material have allowed for natural stone to be cut so that it can be installed faster, and easier than traditional full depth natural stone. Specifically, this learning unit will look at the innovation of natural thin stone veneer, which is thinner and lighter than traditional full depth natural stone. Natural thin stone veneer can be directly installed over most masonry substrates and existing brick, and requires no foundational support.
Eldorado Stone demonstrates a passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. Choose from stone siding, brick veneer, and other architectural stone products that are beautiful, believable, affordable and easy to install.
Proper detailing of brick masonry goes along with proper construction, appropriate material selection and maintenance to provide the longevity that masonry is typically known for. This course provides information on the basic details to allow for brick masonry to resist moisture penetration and cracking. It also provides details to create interesting designs in brick without costing a lot of money.
For moisture-conscious commercial and residential owners, architects, general contractors, building engineers, masonry contractors and others, there is now a nearly foolproof way to effectively manage moisture infiltration regardless of the facade. Read 10 reasons why Mortairvent® from the Geotextiles Division of Advanced Building Products has rewritten the playbook on commercial and residential cavity wall moisture control.
Commercial and residential architects know all about unintended consequences. In the drive to build ever-tighter, energy-conserving buildings, the result often includes an unwelcome outcome: wall failure from moisture. Learn more about our engineered rain screen drainage mat.
There is an increasing awareness of the impact of buildings on the environment and the need to drive innovation and design to create higher performing living spaces. Individuals and the community in general must take a leadership role in demanding and/or creating solutions that reduce or eliminate the environmental footprint on our planet.
High performance buildings are designed to make an efficient use of natural resources, lessen and control environmental loadings, and improve the indoor environment by choosing the right materials that will enhance comfort and indoor air quality while proving to be designed with the environment in mind.
Solid surfacing and quartz materials provide functionality, performance, and aesthetics that enhance buildings and homes.
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This course will take a closer look at what ground and polished concrete is, their benefits, and the different types of chemicals that are used to densify concrete. We'll also look at the basic methods used for coloring polished concrete and identify the different grades and classes used to define the depth of the cut and the level of reflectivity. Learn More!
This course will cover why you should use manufactured stone veneer, including its features and benefits, as well as design and installation considerations for the product. It will explain the dry cast thin veneer manufacturing process and technology, as opposed to wet cast thin veneer, and the differences that lie between the two.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of integrated wall retrofit solutions for existing commercial buildings with masonry construction. The course will cover prior lab and field test results for a few retrofit solutions that aim to bring improved energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.
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