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Stone Panels Renovation Construction Spotlight: 487 Keap St.

In 1910, 487 Keap Street in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, NY was built. The prewar style, dilapidated factory building was on the verge of destruction when the property was purchased by the Chetrit Group. The original five story structure was an L shaped heavy timber and brick building.  There were several design and renovation challenges.  The […] Read More

Stone Panels Airport Construction Spotlight: Atlanta International Airport

When the architects behind the $1.4 billion Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport began the design process, they were tasked with creating an open and airy look with subtle exterior and interior architectural curves to provide the feeling of flight. The exterior has a sweeping roofline, gentle metallic curves […] Read More

The Importance of Testing in the Stone Cladding Industry

Certification through independent testing along with intense internal testing is one of Stone Panel International’s most significant points of differentiation. Why is testing so important?  Architects, engineers and general contractors need to be confident the exterior wall cladding system will perform under all conditions and in all climates. Stone Panels has invested well over $2 […] Read More

Sealant Joint Failures Blog Series Part IV: Substrate Failures

Part 4 of our blog series “Why Sealant Joints Fail,” published by Karen Warseck, AIA and President of Building Diagnostics Associates, focuses on Substrate Failures. Every material in which a sealant may be applied will have individual sets of precautions.  Outlined below are various substrates and tips for avoiding substrate failures. Masonry and Concrete Both […] Read More

$42 million Shawnee Mission Birth Center in Kansas Features StoneLite® Panels

With a due date of early 2013, the new Shawnee Mission Birth Center features over 10,000 square feet of StoneLite® in Gascogne Beige limestone from Portugal.  The natural stone panels are comprised of a thin stone veneer and an aluminum honeycomb backing sandwiched between impervious, high-strength, fiber-reinforced epoxy skin. Shawnee Mission Medical Center also used StoneLite® when it […] Read More

Stone Panels Renovation Construction Spotlight: Canadian Imperial Bank

Stone Panels helped transform a vacant warehouse in Toronto into a modern, vibrant Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce regional banking center. Using their innovative, patented paneling system new life was brought to the exterior of an old dilapidated building. The pre-existing façade of the Canadian Imperial Bank branch was comprised of split-faced masonry.  It’s rough, […] Read More

StoneLite® Panels Stand Up to Toughest Natural Disasters

The recent damage to commercial buildings from Hurricane Sandy highlights the need for exterior façade that will perform under the harshest weather conditions. Some sources say as many as one third of lower Manhattan’s commercial buildings were damaged.  Building owners will need to implement building solutions with a focus on more resilient exterior renovations that have a […] Read More

Why Sealant Joints Fail Part III: Avoiding Sealant Application Failures

Part 3 of our blog series “Why Sealant Joints Fail” published by Karen Warseck, AIA and President of Buildings Diagnostics Associates, focuses on Avoiding Application Failures. The sealant’s main function is to accommodate movement.  This is more easily performed if the sealant does not have to also act as weather protection.  When a sealant does form […] Read More