Architectural Stone

Architectural Stone

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Comprehensive, convenient, authoritativea¬Ä¬ď a one-stop resource for architects, structural engineers, building managers, and interior designers Architectural Stone provides complete, detailed, reliable information on the use of stone as a modern building material. Topics covered include: Fabrication Quarrying and fabrication of limestone, sandstone, marble, and granite from blocks; quarrying and fabrication of foliated stone deposits, such as slate and quartzite; special stone fabrications; production of finishes and textures. Installation Sand bed installations; mortar bed installations for floor applications; thinset installations; adhered veneer; anchored veneer; stone integrated curtain wall systems and precast concrete panel systems; mortars, setting materials, and grout systems; installation master specifications. Selection Selection criteria and practical considerations; professional testing standards and classification systems; special consideration for interior and exterior use of stone; informal testing and practical analysis; availability of stone; suitability of the stone for the intended application. The one-stop reference for state-of-the-art information on building stone, Architectural Stone provides: More than 100 field photographs detailing the quarrying, fabrication, and installation of a wide variety of building stone Architectural details that describe the intent and use of stone in building systems Computer-generated images of the geological formation of stoneThis is a crucial question, since an improper selection can cost thousands, or even millions, of dollars to correct. In Architectural Stone, Mark Chacon takes the guesswork out of stone selection, design, and installation.

Title:Architectural Stone
Author: Mark A. Chacon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 1999-10-11

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