In order to provide a change of light reflectance on buildings, walkways and other exteriors, a monolithic surface needs to be manipulated. The surface of natural stone can be varied to change its characteristics. For example, granite may both sparkle in the sunshine or provide a mirror reflection of its surroundings. Whether specified for a building façade or for exterior stairs, ramps, walls, fountains and walkways – the performance, permanence, durability, versatility, resiliency, and beauty make stone a primary construction material for buildings and landscape applications that are meant to last for centuries when specified correctly.
Housing & Community Design
Sustainable Development & Design
Technology / CADD / GIS
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Discuss the benefits in the design and specification for natural stone fabricated and installed through the adoption of precision digital technology.
2. Define new standards developed to measure, document, and verify efficient, sustainable practices throughout the life cycle of natural stone.
3. Identify key considerations in the selection, design, and specification of natural dimension stone to maximize performance, durability, and sustainability.
4. Explore innovative examples of natural stone used for its functional and artistic potential in buildings and landscapes around the country.
Celeste Allen Novak