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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Thin-set dry stack natural limestone

  • 1.  Thin-set dry stack natural limestone

    Posted 06-09-2019 17:46
    I have a question about the subject exterior wall finish.  It is on a high end residence that is in located in the dry climate zone 7, which has high snow fall amounts, which lasts most of the winter.  My question is how likely will water from the melting snow get behind the thin-set stone and freeze, and cause the stone to release from the substrate?

    George M. Blackburn, AIA
    Blackburn Architecture