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Natural Stone: Restoring the Minnesota State Capitol

What do you get when you mix 30,000 pieces of existing exterior façade stone, a quarry that is no longer in use, and a team of 13 AEC and trade professionals from around the globe? You get the prestigious 2016 Grande Pinnacle Award from the MIA+BSI for the exterior restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul.…

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Project Spotlight: SunTrust Park

This was no ordinary brick laying. Forty-one years after Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his historic 715th home run — the one that surpassed Babe Ruth’s all-time record — he carefully slid a trowel with mortar across a red brick and placed it alongside another emblazoned with words commemorating the start of construction of the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park.…

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Eldorado Stone Voted Best Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer

Eldorado Stone, manufacturer of architectural stone veneer, has been voted the number one brand for manufactured stone and brick veneer in BUILDER Magazine’s 2017 Brand Use Study. The annual survey of builders and general contractors, conducted by The Farnsworth Group, looks at trade professionals’ familiarity with and usage of building products in a variety of categories.…

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Glen-Gery Launches Innovative Stone Product Line and Complete Wall System

Glen-Gery, a leader in hard surface solutions, has unveiled a new product line, StoneFit with DryFit Technology®. StoneFit with DryFit Technology is an innovative stone cladding solution with patented tongue-and-groove panels that interlock the stone pieces together without the use of mortar. The panels are mechanically secured with attachment brackets that can be drilled directly into structural…

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Arriscraft Launches Upgraded Website, Releases New Consumer Video

April 10, 2017 — Arriscraft, manufacturer of naturally made products that emulate quarried stone, has released a comprehensive, consumer-focused video and launched a newly redesigned website, providing consumers, homebuilders and commercial customers with improved access to the product line and its unique benefits. “Our new site has been redesigned to be more intuitive and mobile…

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Tectura Designs

Tectura Designs has added an unparalleled four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade, and architectural pavers.…

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Chiseled Rectangles

Chiseled Rectangles from Creative Mines offer a new perspective on masonry veneer. They are available in five distinctive colors. …

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Industry Outlook: Between A Rock And A Dollar Sign

There are many reasons to use masonry in building. The single most commonly used reason not to use masonry is cost. Wood, steel, plastic, and glass are all cheaper cladding. Even CMU’s and brick are pricier than most other options.

But cost is always relative in construction. What seems cheap when installed can be pretty expensive if it needs replacement in the short term—and chronic maintenance of any building component is painful beyond the dollars-and-cents cost.…

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Driwall™ Rainscreen

Keene Building’s Driwall Rainscreen system is a drainage mat for exterior wall systems. The entangled net product eliminates incidental moisture problems in most exterior veneer applications, including thin stone or brick, manufactured stone, and stone and brick masonry.…

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Mortar

Since the mortar joint makes up about 20 percent of a brick structure’s surface area, coloring the mortar enhances the building’s appearance. Solomon Colors’ Mortar Colors are available in unique, pre-weighed and pre-measured amounts to assure accurate color consistency.…

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