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STP 1394 covers the latest concepts in new stone cladding and the rehabilitation of existing stone cladding installations. 13 peer-reviewed papers are grouped into four sections:
Stone Cladding Preconstruction Evaluation--examines doctoral thesis research work performed at the University of Illinois, regarding the use of impulse-generated stress waves as a nondestructive means of determining stone properties.
Stone Weathering And Durability--details methods of durability assessment currently used in the U.S. and European Community; discusses the relationships between crystalline structure, thermal hysteresis, and bowing of Carrara marble panels; and offers a case history assessing the root causes of weathering-induced damage to an 80 year old granite facade and explores a variety of restorative treatment methods.
Design Of Stone Cladding Systems--addresses granite design issues involving wind and gravity support systems.
Investigation And Restoration Of Existing Stone Cladding Systems--offer a variety of case studies, observations, and specific recommendations regarding investigative means and repair methods used to address distressed stone facades.
This publication will be of interest to Designers Building Owners Architects Engineers Contractors Rehabilitation Specialists