Designing with Texas Limestone

Designing with Texas Limestone

to take this course

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.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the natural characteristics and beneficial design opportunities, including the variety of textures, colors, and size options, for different types of Texas limestone
  2. Investigate the manufacturing process of Texas limestone and its sustainability for both interior and exterior building applications
  3. Assess the various methods of securing different types and thicknesses of limestone onto buildings using conventional means and metal frame systems
  4. Specify and describe safe and durable installation, anchoring, and sealing practices for Texas limestone on residential, commercial, and institutional building facades
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(04) Masonry
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
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Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion