New MIA bulletin addresses stone anchorage systems
As part of its ongoing technical bulletin series for the stone industry, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has released the Dimension Stone Anchorage Theory, Practice, & Components, a 12-page bulletin “prepared as a guide to the tradesperson to provide general insight how stone anchorage devices interface with stone panels and the building structure,” the MIA says. Common anchorage devices are discussed, as well as some guidance regarding why certain anchor device selections may be more appropriate than others in particular situations.
“MIA Technical Bulletins provide an ongoing educational resource to our members and the design community at large,” said Brett Rugo, MIA’s recently appointed president. He added, “The bulletins create and maintain industry recognition of MIA members as reliable, fully informed sources of natural stone technical products and their uses.”
Chuck Muehlbauer, MIA technical director agreed saying, “The topics for future technical bulletins will vary covering such subjects as joint sealant design use, air barriers, insulation, crack isolation products, portland cement, flashing designs, etc. They will include basic information and will clarify and detail these sometimes troublesome and confusing subjects.”
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