Architectural Stone: Fabrication, Installation, and Selection

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Wiley, Oct 11, 1999 - Architecture - 240 pages
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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About the author (1999)

MARK A. CHACON is Vice President and Partner at Associated Imports, a supplier of marble, granite, limestone, and tile, based in Atlanta, Georgia. A trained interior architect, he spent twelve years at Callison Architecture as design manager and retail interior designer, where he developed his expertise in stone materials and finishes designing for clients such as Nordstrom, May Centers, and Prudential. He has written and lectured frequently on designing with stone.

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