In this one-hour course, the design professional will be introduced to the natural characteristics and design opportunities of Texas limestone. The process of extracting stone from the quarry will be reviewed along with the fabrication process, cutting, and finishing. Specific design options and opportunities will be addressed, ranging from residential to industrial. In addition, the installation and anchoring process will be explained as well as the importance of sealing. The course will conclude with a review of two case studies.
Texas Quarries has provided distinctive Texas limestone since 1929, operating the Cordova quarry near Austin. With a customer list that includes clients from New York to California and from Canada to Japan, Texas Quarries supplies finishers with blocks of unique Texas limestone, for applications as expansive as the architect's imagination.