Architectural Stone: Fabrication, Installation, and Selection
Comprehensive, convenient, authoritative-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 considerations for interior and exterior use of stone; informal testing and practical analysis; availability of stone; suitability of the stone for the intended application Architectural Stone is the one-stop reference for state-of-the-art information on these ancient yet quintessentially modern building materials.
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