MON-D07: Constructability and Cost Considerations for Natural Stone Hardscape Elements
Monday, November 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9, 2015, 6 p.m. CST
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Significant advancement in quarrying and fabrication technique and implementation of green technology within the natural stone industry have created the ability to produce more cost-effective products, allowing for new opportunities for the use of natural stone in landscape designs. Learning Objectives - Realize advancements in natural stone quarrying and fabrication that provide more cost effective products. - Understand how material specifications influence cost and availability of natural stone materials. - Relate Life Cycle Cost evaluation with its application to material selection. - Compare relative sustainability characteristics of natural stone vs. competing products. - Examine implementation of green technologies in the stone industry.