“We’re happy to make the Design Manualavailable to the future stonemasons of South Western Sydney Institute at Miller College,” said Mike Loflin, MIA’s Industry Research & Information Manager. “This is beneficial for the trade and the industry as a whole.”
This posting is the most recent in the MIA’s long history of outreach towards architectural, design and masonry students. In 2011, the MIA donated a copy of the Dimension Stone Design Manual v 7.2 to every architectural college library in the U.S., an effort it plans to replicate in 2014, with the launch of version 8.0.
The Dimension Stone Design Manual v 7.2is the stone industry’s single-source reference for dimensional stone design and construction facts and details. Contents include a newly revised and greatly expanded Illustrated Glossary of Stone Industry Terms, a new section on stone tile installation and revised countertop installation guidelines. Also included are descriptions and technical data of individual natural stone varieties; general installation guidelines; guidelines and typical detailing for horizontal surfaces, vertical surfaces, countertops, wet areas and furniture; and maintenance of exterior and interior stone installations.