Silca System Makes Elevated Stone Decks Possible
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Silca System Makes Elevated Stone Decks Possible

A new, durable, plastic polymer grid system is facilitating the installation of stone up to 3 inches thick on elevated surfaces. The system, which is designed to support the structural load across a 16-inch-on-center span, effectively opens up the entire range of stone options for elevated surfaces to include the use of natural stone pavers, travertine, pavers, slate, marble, and tile.

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Arriscraft, General Shale Secure N.A. Distribution Rights to ProGUARD DP Panel System

The Carbon County Administration Building utilized the ProGuard DP wall system.

April 12, 2017 — Arriscraft and its parent company General Shale have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to ProGUARD®DP Insulated Concrete Board panels. This wall system meets today’s rigid building codes in terms of energy performance and installs in a fraction of the time of traditional wall systems.

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NewBrick installation at this recent Arby’s Restaurant renovation in New York. The white brick was manufactured in this color, eliminating the need for onsite painting.
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Dryvit Provides New Options for Masons

Dryvit Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) in North America, has launched a breakthrough new brick product that can dramatically increase brick installation productivity for masons and provide new options for architects, contractors, and building owners who wish to include brick as part of a new or renovated building’s exterior cladding.

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Project Spotlight: The ‘Hospital of the Future’

After a decade of planning and roughly three years of construction, a hospital consisting of 118,000 square feet of thin stone, 5,400 tons of steel, 19,700 yards of concrete, and 18 million feet of cable opened its state-of-the-art doors. Virtua Voorhees, “The Hospital of the Future” as it is known, is situated on 125 acres in Voorhees, a New Jersey suburb within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Thin Brick

Thin brick is an extremely diverse material. The material’s lightweight and slender profile give it the opportunity to perform where full-face brick cannot. Interior applications and renovations are obvious areas where thin brick does not require a foundation support and/or steel support angles. The question is: If thin brick is advantageous in areas where additional structure is not feasible, why should we add these support components at all?

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