Friday, March 11 at 4:00 p.m.
This session will explore the production of natural stone while advocating the sustainable attributes of its use for today’s building design and construction. It will highlight natural stone quarry process & reclamation best practices, with an overview of the most effective methods for cutting, extracting, and fabricating natural building stone for architectural use. It will also illustrate the importance of proper masonry installation techniques and the benefits of cutting edge technology for efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility.
- Determine the sustainable and environmentally responsible attributes of natural building stone; in support of LEED construction objectives and long-term GREEN building philosophies.
- Identify different quarrying processes and best practices in alignment with regulatory standards and ethics; optimized resource management; waste reduction; and environmental preservation while promoting overall economic growth.
- Evaluate the most effective methods for cutting, extracting, and fabricating natural building stone; and highlight the importance of investing in technology, quality equipment, employee safety, and the strategic use and reuse of limestone-infused water while preparing natural building stone for architectural projects.
Alamo Stone Company
Bryan is well respected by architects, landscape architects, and designers as the expert in his field. He has a passion for natural building stone, both “full bed depth” and natural thin veneer. As an AIA & ASLA registered education provider (HSW) with 19 years experience in the stone industry, Bryan has presented in several states across the country, demonstrating his extensive knowledge about the use and properties of stone, both natural and manufactured.
For more than 15 years prior to working at Alamo Stone Company, Bryan served at the Technical Sales Director at a large stone, soil, and aggregate supplier in Oklahoma. This company was a natural and manufactured stone supplier, licensed structural & specialty soil producer, one of the only compost facilities licensed by the State of Oklahoma, and one of the largest suppliers of decorative gravel in aggregate in our region.