INSPIRING FUTURES

Building with Scottish Stone.

Wilson, Peter, McMillan, Andrew, Maxwell, Ingval and Young, Maureen (2005) Building with Scottish Stone. Arcamedia & Natural Stone Institute, Belfast. ISBN 1 904320 02 3

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Abstract/Description

Building with Scottish Stone aims to encourage more use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties which give each stone its distinctive quality. The nation’s architectural history is synonymous with the use of natural stone, and the principles of construction developed over generations in response to Scotland’s particular climatic conditions still find relevance today in the design and detailing of new buildings. Equally, an understanding of the ways in which stone is extracted and processed is as fundamental to its contemporary use as having up-to-date knowledge of the continuously changing legislation that affects its specification and procurement.

Building with Scottish Stone is a stimulating introduction to these and many other factors to be considered when using this richly-varied and timeless resource in the design of new buildings.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 1 904320 02 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stone; Rock; Building material; Types; Mineralogical characteristics; Weathering behaviour; Extraction; Legislation on usage; Usage; Design; Constructions;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 720 Architecture > 721 Architectural structure
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 691 Building materials
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TH Building construction
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Item ID: 2030
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2008 10:16
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 14:38
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2030

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