Annemarie Rabazzi, P.E. LEED AP is a project engineer
at SGH. She is involved in the design and investigation of building envelopes,
construction administration of building envelope repairs and peer reviews. She
has experience in a variety of wall and roofing systems, including brick and
granite veneer walls, dimensional stone cladding, EIFS and stucco wall
claddings, curtain walls, single-ply and built-up roofing systems, and shingle
and slate-steep roofing systems. Rabazzi can be reached at email@example.com.
Design of dimensional stone veneer is a straightforward process when the stone sizes are similar, utilize the same material and are connected to an appropriately framed structural backup. However, if stone panels of different sizes and shapes are part of the architectural vision and the existing backup wall limits the location of anchors, the designer must be creative and meticulous in the cladding design.
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