Architectural Stone Veneer: Invisible but Measurable Difference
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- Compare the advantages of architectural stone veneer over natural stone for a wide range of applications.
- Discuss important aspects of installation of architectural stone veneer on various common substrates.
- Evaluate techniques to be used in grouting to achieve various design effects and for maximum authenticity of surfaces.
- Explain key technical information about water management, evaluation reports, testing and other factors to be considered when selecting and using architectural stone veneer products and manufacturers.
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- Architectural Stone Veneer: Invisible but Measurable Difference
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(Pictured: Marselle Condominium, Seattle, WA. PB Architects. Photo by Matt Todd Photography, courtesy of WoodWorks.)
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Architect: Hollis + Miller Architects
SheerWeave interior sun control fabrics filter and diffuse light while reducing glare and solar heat gain, conserving energy and helping to create a more comfortable environment, all while allowing excellent outward visibility. SheerWeave reduces the fading of interior furnishings and flooring by protecting these surfaces from the sun's harmful effects.
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Polyiso is a closed-cell, rigid foam board insulation used primarily on the roofs and walls of offices, health facilities, warehouses, retail and industrial manufacturing facilities, and educational institutions. Because of its high thermal performance, it is the product of choice for energy-aware architects, builders, and consumers.
For coastal living, StormBreaker Plus windows and doors are designed to help withstand high winds and wind-driven debris without the use of shutter systems. They feature an attractive beveled frame design and reinforced profiles for added strength and provide impressive energy efficiency.
Smart Vents protect houses and buildings during floods by preventing hydrostatic pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. Dual-function and Insulated models are available for both residential and commercial applications. These ICC-ES certified, FEMA accepted Engineered Flood Vents are made in the USA from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel.
SilentFX® Noise-Reducing Gypsum Board is specifically designed to cut down on unwanted noise outside as well as inside between rooms, reducing sound transmission by up to 90 percent. In addition, SilentFX Gypsum Board features a moisture- and mold-resistant facing/backing, contributing to indoor air quality.
Best suited for low- to mid-rise hospitality, office, and multifamily residential buildings, EFCO's 600R system can be used in both curtain wall and storefront applications. This design flexibility provides the option to utilize one system in multiple areas throughout a building, depending on the design needs of the project.
When national retailers require a quality product without sacrificing aesthetics or durability, they turn to Quik-Brik® by Oldcastle. Architects and builders choose Quik-Brik® time and time again for its first-rate appearance and dependability. Quik-Brik®—your single-wythe concrete masonry solution and one-step installation with the rich look of brick.
TamlynWrap™ is a drainable housewrap that exceeds all current code requirements while effectively removing 96 percent of moisture in testing, utilizing Tamlyn's continuous integrated filaments that maintain a 1.5mm stand-off from the housewrap's primary surface and the cladding material. Installed following best practice, TamlynWrap™ has shown ability to withstand 80 mph wind loads.
Believability is at the very core of Eldorado Stone's philosophy. For more than 45 years, the company has been refining the art of manufactured stone veneer. When you set your eyes on Eldorado Stone, it looks authentic, natural, and—most of all— believable. Transform your space with the richness and texture only stone can provide.
EarthWerks® Avante Luxury Vinyl Tile offers a realistic natural stone look, with the option to install with or without grout. Avante is available in 16-inch x 16-inch or 12-inch x 24-inch and is ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
This sliding system connects two sliding doors via a fiberglass-reinforced toothed belt to enable symmetrical and simultaneous opening and closing. Key features of this system include no visible floor guides and easy, maintenance-free operation. It accommodates doors up to 176 pounds.
Mitsubishi Electric's PVFY multi-position air handler is suitable for any application, requiring no additional components, even for down-flow configuration, making it ideal for tight spaces. Designed and engineered in the United States, the PVFY offers quiet operation and a highly efficient motor, enabling personalized comfort at various fan speeds.
An unlimited color palette and water jet cutting techniques create a visually stunning hospitality environment. Logos can be incorporated within the terrazzo, and color transitions can assist with wayfinding. Terrazzo is antimicrobial, non-porous, and easily cleaned with a damp mop and neutral cleaners with no harsh odors to irritate guests.
NanaWall provides innovative opening glass wall solutions that bring wide-open space, flexible space management, and natural daylight to commercial applications. NanaWall opening glass walls stand up to the daily commercial grind, as well as the challenges of wind, water, extreme temperatures, forced entry, impact, and structural load.
The EcoPower Faucet harnesses energy from running water to power itself. EcoPower faucets combine hands-free operation, low maintenance, easy installation, and ecology. Aero Showers offer a luxurious experience while respecting our water supply. Aero-Jet™ air injection technology increases water volume by adding air to each droplet.
AAL's breathtaking Kick™ luminaire features a bold angular compact profile delivering an elegant, timeless form wrapped around high-performance, precision optics for a truly elegant glare-free pedestrian experience that redefines architectural site lighting.
For over 20 years, Bison Innovative Products has been the leader in building level decks by integrating deck pedestals, modular wood deck tiles and planters to create distinctive rooftop environments. Bison systems offer exclusive features, simplifying installation and maintenance, including integrated slope compensation, low-height solutions, and a bracing system for heights over 24 inches.
The luminaires' LEAR (Light Engine Adjustable Ready) modules expand upon Kim Lighting's past innovation with targeted optics allowing 0-70° tilt and 355° of independent module rotation, precisely aiming the beam pattern to create any standard IES or custom Type “X” distribution using the Design Isolines feature in AGi32 Version 16.
Drivable Grass® is a permeable, flexible, and plantable concrete pavement system that is environmentally friendly and a beautiful alternative to poured concrete and asphalt. Drivable Grass® offers strength, permeability, flexibility, and infill options, such as grass, artificial turf, gravel, sod, ground cover, and other infill choices.
The P4 “4th generation flat array” was designed to increase roadway performance while providing superior spacing. Utilizing a refractor optic, the P4 is perfect for roadway applications and features a uniform footprint. The light quality is evident with low glare and excellent chromaticity.
Random dispersion of color and granite particles creates the beauty of Umbriano's unique mottled surface, resembling natural granite in this dramatic, large-scale paving stone. Its EasyClean™ feature makes it ideal for high-traffic areas, such as commercial plazas, parks, offices, and retail complexes.
TWIG is a highly configurable, modular seating system, which promotes social interaction and a casual lifestyle. TWIG is currently available in lightweight GFRC concrete and lightable LLDPE plastic.
QuietWalk® laminate floor underlayment smooths out little subfloor imperfections while quieting impact sound and floor-to-ceiling noise. The recycled fibers that comprise QuietWalk® are randomly air laid which offers the most cost-effective foundation and premium sound control for laminate floating flooring in the marketplace today.
Gerflor USA's Mipolam Premium Dry-Tex™ System is the industry's only commercial resilient sheet flooring resisting up to 98 percent RH with a one-step, full-spread adhesive installation. Ideal for new construction projects with tight deadlines, it provides maximum wear resistance to high traffic and the best chemical stain resistance on the market.
Eldorado Stone presents a new interpretation of this architectural powerhouse with Marquee Limestone. Offered in sleek 12-inch x 24-inch stone veneer with the authentic textures and subtle hues of natural cut limestone, Marquee Limestone is sure to play an essential role in your memorable designs.
Our Zoom Digital Darkroom and Zoom Image Library make it easier than ever to bring nature's beauty to architectural glass applications. The Zoom program builds on the capabilities of our Spectra glass, offers incomparable customization potential, and provides endless ways to transform public spaces with stunning super-high-resolution photos of the natural world.
With patterns inspired by nature, like Thicket (shown), the Nature's Beauty line of Shield® fabrics captures the essence of natural environments to evoke powerful influences on well-being. These healing designs are protected by an inherent antimicrobial property that fights odor-causing bacteria and keeps the fabric cleaner longer.
Healthcare facilities should be positive environments where patients can feel safe, cared for and respected. Studies have shown that daylighting improves comfort and health and that privacy is important in healthcare settings. Glass blocks let in daylight, provide visual and sound privacy and provide a secure environment.
Barrier free bathrooms are ideal for healthcare facilities. With single-sloped floors to linear drains, shower curbs and doors can disappear, creating beautiful, functional and durable bathrooms that are fully accessible. Construction is simplified with the Schluter®-Shower System, including KERDI-BOARD building panels and KERDI-LINE linear floor drains.
Create flexible suites that offer a unique experience by allowing the occupant to open or close the NanaWall panels with ease. When open, the fan experiences the crowd but when closed, the NanaWall provides a transparent barrier with unobstructed viewing while providing protection from wind, cold air and noise.
Our durable, seamless floors are stain, slip and impact resistant, easy to clean and they honor great design. Manufactured & installed in front and back of house spaces; entrances, seating areas, concessions, restaurants, ramps, suites, locker rooms and rest rooms. Custom colors, logos, wide choice of finishes and textures too.
Take our Escalator 101 course and earn one AIA Learning Credit. ThyssenKrupp Elevator understands you are expecting a crowd, so call us for the escalators you need and the experts who can help choose the right equipment, handle the installation and perform service you can count on.
Anti-Slip Safety Stair & Walkway products for new construction and renovation. Brand names include Supergrit, Spectra, Alumogrit, Stairmaster and NITEGLOW. Product application includes commercial and residential buildings, transit systems, stadiums and ballparks. For indoor and outdoor use. ADA , New York MEA, IBC and IFC complaint. Available in a variety of profiles and colors.
The new Ephesus Stadium Pro is a masterpiece of LED engineering innovation that far outshines all competitors. The Stadium Pro light generates an awesome 115,000 lumens, making Ephesus the single brightest light in sports lighting today… and for the foreseeable future.
Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation is noncombustible and can withstand temperatures over 2,000°F. It is designed for exceptional thermal, sound, and fire performance, and is UV- and moisture-resistant, permeable, noncorrosive, nondeteriorating, mildew-proof, and vermin-proof. Its natural dark color provides shadowing in transparent glass spandrels with a minimum of 70% recycled content.
TamlynWrap™ is a highly effective, omni-directional, drainable housewrap that exceeds all current code requirements and offers the user the best housewrap solutions available for enclosure water management. The system is comprehensive and has an available 10- or 15-year warranty program.
Acpexpress™ Acpexpress™ is a revolutionary new aluminum composite wall panel system manufacture. Acpexpress™ features WORLD PREMIER STRUCTURAL 3–DIMENSIONAL Panel Systems. Acpexpress™ is also launching to the industry a new patented rigid PVC attachment system which features 95% thermal break performance.
The Dow Corning® Silicone Air Barrier System – which features Dow Corning® DefendAir 200 and new Dow Corning® 778 Silicone Liquid Flashing – helps extend building envelope protection and simplifies installation. The ABAA–evaluated system exceeds industry standards for airtight performance, and its all–silicone formulation minimizes sequencing and compatibility issues.
FiberTite® Brite™, featuring custom colors and patterns, is a unique roofing membrane that allows architects to design a high–profile roof which will complement the overall building design. FiberTite® Brite™ is the combination of three proven technologies: FiberTite™ roofing, Seaman Corporation's Architectural Fabric technology, and Kynar fluoropolymer top–finish.
The HPCI Barrier™ metal wall panel is an air, water, thermal and vapor barrier panel that can be used behind any type of façade. The HPCI Barrier™ back–up panel is installed in a horizontal orientation completely outside the structural supports.
It's time to envision the possibilities of AquaSol™ – a power–packed acrylic finish and coating with enhanced hydrophobic and photocatalytic technology. In addition to the impressive features found in standard acrylic finishes, AquaSol™ also repels water, reflects UV rays, and reduces pollution.
The performance ratings (CW30 to CW50), sizes (up to 6' wide x 12' high), Class 5 balances, and triple–pane insulated glass options you need are available in historically correct wood windows.
Transform the exterior appearance of any building–and improve the energy performance and comfort for occupants–with Serge Ferrari's lightweight, flexible, and dimensionally stable composite materials for façades. Your design ideas are virtually limitless, with complex curvatures, digital printing, image projection, and LED lighting.
Transform the exterior appearance of any building–and improve the energy performance and comfort for occupants–with Serge Ferrari's lightweight, flexible, and dimensionally stable composite materials for façades. Your design ideas are virtually limitless, with complex curvatures, digital printing, image projection, and LED lighting. Thermally broken curtain wall designed to meet or exceed today's stringent energy codes. The 400TU Series has a 2½" face, and offers screw–spline or shear clip assembly. The dual thermal strut decreases U–Factors and increases CRF significantly over many current thermal barrier systems.