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Updated Dimension Stone Design Manual Available Now

The Natural Stone Institute is thrilled to announce that the newest version of the Dimension Stone Design Manual is now available. Dimension Stone Design Manual 2022 is available for download or hard copy purchase.

Natural Stone Institute Dimension Stone Design Manual The 2022 edition will be of special interest to commercial installers, fabricators, design professionals, and suppliers to the construction sector. It includes major revisions to the installation chapters. Information is now combined into two chapters rather than three for ease of access. Chapters 13 and 14 now focus on horizontal and vertical installations, respectively.

This edition also includes newly created and consistently formatted drawings and graphics. New graphics explain coursed ashlar, split-face stone, and dry-stack detailing. Expanded anchorage graphics showcase additional anchor types currently in use. Graphics have also been updated to include continuous insulation components and thermal separations where necessary. All new graphics are compliant with ASHRAE codes.

The Natural Stone Institute thanks the following companies for their assistance in these updates: Camarata Masonry Systems, Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Gallegos, KEPCO+, Malisani Inc., PICCO Group, Rugo Stone, and SM Haw.

To access a digital copy of the new Dimension Stone Design Manual, visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/resourcelibrary. For hard copy purchases, visit the Natural Stone Institute online store at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/store.

About the Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.

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