Architectural Detailing of Stone Veneer Walls - 1.0 LU/HSW

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Get a detailed look at the moisture management system of a modern anchored stone veneer wall. We’ll analyze the components of the stone cladding, air space, flashing, weeps, air barrier, mortar joints, drainage accessories, and perhaps most critical to a watertight wall, quality installation procedures. See the details and conditions throughout the wall that present unique opportunities for moisture intrusion via bulk water, air infiltration, and vapor diffusion, and how to mitigate moisture at those conditions. You’ll also get a basic look at movement control in a stone veneer wall and acceptable tolerances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the building codes' and standards' requirements (ASTM, IBC, MSJC, and IECC) for a stone wall system's ability to resist moisture-related issues. Employ best design practices for high performing anchored stone veneer walls beyond code minimums.

  • Understand the components of a stone drainage wall, how those components integrate and relate to each other, their sequence of installation, and how they should be specified, detailed, and installed for maximum effectiveness.

  • Learn the six primary conditions of a typical stone veneer wall, the unique avenues of moisture at each of those conditions, and how to address those conditions in their design and detailing: base of wall, window sill, window/door head, shelf angle, roof-wall interface, and top of wall.

  • Learn the differences between ASTM C270 and ASTM C780 so that problems don't occur in the field.

About the Speaker

Scott Conwell, FAIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI


At his AIA Fellowship investiture, the American Institute of Architects stated, “Through education and service, Scott Conwell has equipped thousands of architects with knowledge and tools to design high performing buildings in brick, tile, and stone; His work has significantly elevated the quality in masonry buildings nationwide.” In his 20 years with IMI, Scott has developed three areas of specialty: delivering meaningful architectural education in which design theory and constructability converge; contributing to the development of tile standards and best practices through his work on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook committee, the BAC Tile/Marble/Terrazzo Craft Committee, and the ANSI A108 Accredited Standards Committee; and leading IMI’s team on the Masonry Detailing Series, an online collection of masonry details and technical information which set the industry standard for masonry architectural details. Scott frequently contributes articles to technical journals, he is a regular presenter at design and construction industry conferences, and he is a frequent lecturer at architectural and construction management schools. Scott is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and a registered architect in Illinois.

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