Description: The program will provide an overview of how cast stone as a building material has evolved in today’s construction techniques utilizing thin and lightweight products as a Veneer/trim and how they are quickly becoming an alternative choice for masons, architects and designers. Emphasis will be on installation methods utilizing adhered, rain screen and mechanical/adhered with EPS foam core installations.

Learning Objectives:
 Describe how architectural stone is manufactured thin or lightweight.
 Discuss three application methods: adhered, rain screen, and mechanical/adhered with EPS foam core installation with detail steps for each, including moisture control and compatibility with building codes.
 Analyze cost comparisons, pros/cons between full, thin & lightweight veneers.
 Technical Design Considerations
 How to specify. Overview of appropriate ASTM specifications for adhered, rain screen and mechanical installations.
 Recognize health-safety-welfare qualities of thin & lightweight cast stone veneers, as well as in its fabrication and installation techniques.

PRESENTER: Marty Sweeney, Reading Rock

Marty Sweeney, CDT, LEED-AP,  is a Regional Sales Manager &  RockCast Lightweight Series Program Leader for Reading Rock, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH. He has 30 years’ experience in the building material industry, working with the AEC community.