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Food for Thought: Designing with Indiana Limestone Sponsored by Adams/Oldcastle

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (Check in begins at 11:30 am)
Where: Prestonwood Country Club
300 Prestonwood Parkway
Cary, North Carolina  27513
United States
Contact: 919-463-0333

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Designing with Indiana Limestone

November 14, 2017| 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Check-in begins at 11:30 am)

Prestonwood Country Club| 300 Prestonwood Pkwy | Cary, NC

CE Credit: 1 HSW | Cost: AIA Members: Free / Non-members: $25


This course reviews the history of Indiana Limestone, where it is quarried, individual quality grades, and how each grade is extracted and distinctive.  It reviews stone manipulation and fabrication utilizing current technologies.  It also covers proper detailing and anchoring recommendations for optimal performance.  The floor will be open at the end of the lecture to allow for participants questions

Learning Objectives:

1.  The participant will gain a better understanding of Indiana Limestone through its history.  The participant will learn how Indiana limestone was formed, where the deposits are located, and how the product transformed a localized Industry into a global industry. The participant will also view examples of different styles of architecture which utilizes Indiana Limestone as a whole, or compliments other natural stones and masonry elements.

2.  The participant will learn about the quarry operations. Specifically, how the product is extracted, and how technology plays a role in minimizing costs and man power requirements, while maximizing material volume.

3.  The participant will learn about the performance criteria of Indiana Limestone, specifically its strength, low moisture absorption characteristics and how both of these directly affect the durability and moisture resistance of the building envelope.  This objective also discusses anchoring, damp proofing, maintenance & and field modifications.

4. The participant will receive an understanding of cost effective design through material selection, and use of standardized products and sizes. They will receive a review of the current technologies for stone carving and fabrication demonstrating the industry’s ability to create a consistent, decorative, weather resistant exterior stone cladding for building projects. Participant will receive an overview of the LEED credits available with Indiana Limestone.

Presented by:

Greg Gootee, Vice President of Sales at 3D Stone, Inc.

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