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Marble Institute of America’s Dimension Stone Design Manual, VII
 

Dimension Stone Design Manual will be published in January 2007.

The Marble Institute of America has announced that an update of its acclaimed Dimension Stone Design Manual (Version VII) will be published in January 2007, and that it is now accepting prepublication orders. The manual is the most authoritative technical resource in the industry, used by thousands of natural stone contractors, design professionals, and construction specifiers.

"There is a great deal of new and modified information in Version VII," said Charles J. Muehlbauer, technical director for the Marble Institute of America, the world's leading resource for information on dimension stone and its applications. "Among the many updates, the highlight is the modernization of the drawing details," he added.

Among major additions are information on the "Green" movement as it relates to stone, modified details on using stone in wet areas, clarification of the information on tile setting methods, 75 new terms in the glossary, and incorporation of the most current countertop specifications. Version VII also includes modification of the vertical surfaces anchorage descriptions, modified cleaning and maintenance methodologies, a new chapter on soapstone and much more.

Prepublication discounts are available until December 30, 2006, for MIA members and architects. For information on ordering Version VII, contact MIA at 440-250-9222 or visit www.marble-institute.com.

 
 
 
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