"Doing the HEAVY Lifting"………The Challenges encountered in Design, Anchorage, and Installation of Cubic Stonework

Course Details

CEUs: 1.0

Course Code: T111

Non-Member Price: $50.00

Design Community: FREE

Member: FREE

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Our modern world has managed to make nearly everything thinner and lighter, from the coat of paint on your car to the thickness of the bags at your local grocer. The same is true in the stone industry where we are using thinner than traditional sections in the majority of applications, however there are exceptions. For historic, perspective, vocal statement, or performance reasons, we still see the occasional “cubic” and “ultra-cubic” stone project. Many of today’s craftworkers are familiar only with the more common thinner stone elements, and as such are unaware of the methods, techniques, and challenges unique to the use of heavy, cubic sections of stone. This presentation will discuss many of the differences required in fabrication, attachments, and handling of these “monster-size” natural stone elements.

Leanring objectives:


  1. Understand the industry’s definition of the term “cubic stone”.
  2. Learn about the spectrum of densities of stone and how to calculate weights of pieces.
  3. Familiarize yourself with a variety of anchorage and lifting devices used in cubic stone.
  4. Discover the statement of permanence that cubic stone offers the completed project.

This course has been approved for CEU credit through the following organizations:

  • AIA: NSI-T6, 1 LU|HSW
  • LACES: NSI-T6, 1.0 HSW PDH