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Revising the module, part of MIA's prestigious â€œDimension Stone Design Manual,â€ was a 12-month project completed by a special task force composed of industry leaders. The Dimension Stone Design Manual, is the industry's most comprehensive set of installation guidelines based on accepted industry practice.
â€œThe installation guidelines should constantly be evolving to account for improvements with technology, proven industry practice and enhancements from previous versions,â€ said Chuck Muehlbauer, MIA technical director.
Among the revisions are a clarification of tolerances for joint/seams and exposed edges; inclusion of information about both 3-cm and 2-cm-thick materials; an introduction of definitions and acceptance/rejection criteria for fissures vs. cracks; an expanded section on joint/seam fillers; revised cabinet and substrate requirements; a list of recommended communications issues between supplier and consumer; and, improved and new illustrations.
The revision task force included: Scott Lardner of Rocky Mountain Stone Co.; Rich Booms of Booms Stone Co.; Kirk Campbell of Bell Stone Co.; Jose Rodriguez of Total Design on Marble; Jack Seiders of Architectural Granite and Marble, Inc., G.K. Naquin of Stone Interiors; Brian Williams of Luck Stone Corp.; and Chuck Muehlbauer.