Dufferin® Stone

  • Natural stone appearance with a durable antiqued finish
  • Warm color blends and rich textures add to architectural interest
  • Flexible designs and patterns to suit individual taste
  • Cost effective installation with fewer mortar joints and on-site alterations
  • Maintenance free by requiring no on-going attention

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About Dufferin® Stone

Dufferin Stone veneers are natural texture veneers with an elegant old-world appearance. The distinctive look of its rich features and natural beauty is surpassed only by its durability. This cost-effective, versatile laying stone veneer is available in multiple warm color blends and rich textures and is perfect for residential or commercial applications.

Continuing Education

Lunch and Learn

Masonry and Leed v4.1 (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU 

Sustainable design and green building are ever-evolving, with the latest version, LEED v4.1 introduced in 2019. 

This course will explore the latest modifications to the LEED standard, with a particular emphasis on masonry compliance and contribution. Developed by LEED expert Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED A.P., the course will introduce attendees to sustainable design and provide an overview of the LEED Rating System, and its credit categories, with a particular emphasis on Materials and Resources, as well as covering criteria and considerations used in selecting masonry products for LEED projects.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand the changes in the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED v4. 
Identify elements of sustainable design that are not always part of green building rating systems. 
Provide an overview of the LEED v4.1 BD+C New Construction Rating System. 
Explain sustainable design strategies and LEED strategies that utilize masonry.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry products.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Designing with Masonry for a Healthier, Safer Building Environment (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Masonry delivers a variety of benefits to occupants and designers alike including being highly environmentally-friendly due to its durability and reduced embodied energy compared to other structural building materials. 

This course will discuss ASTM specification classifications, as well as the various texture, pattern and color variations offered by masonry. Additionally, the course will review the environmental contributions that masonry offers the architect including the prevention of moisture and mold in construction projects and protentional LEED credits.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Identify the performance characteristics of the various types of architectural masonry. 
Understand different ASTM Classifications and how these affect the architect's specification of concrete masonry. 
Discuss the proper detailing of concrete masonry to prevent moisture intrusion. 
Explain the LEED rating system and how masonry plays a part in achieving LEED certification.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Enhancements to Manufactured Stone Veneers (LU)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Manufactured stone veneers have come a long way since their introduction, with modern versions delivering the high performance and timeless aesthetics of natural stone at a fraction of the cost.

This presentation reviews the rising trend and use of manufactured stone veneers (MSV) and advancements in the manufacturing process which make new veneers more durable, easier to install and more aesthetically pleasing and delivers the natural aesthetic of real stone.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Define the difference between the dry and wet cast, as well as lighting and full-depth veneers in terms of aesthetics, cost considerations, ease of installation and maintenance. 
Describe veneer installation procedures that ensure moisture control and a long building life with minimal maintenance. 
Educate peers on how veneers contribute to a building’s durability and integrity. 
Effectively specify and detail well-constructed masonry veneer.
 
This course is applicable to all veneer product lines.
 
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Technical Data

Minimum compressive strength 2000 psi
Maximum absorption by weight 13 lbs./cu. ft.
Minimum weight 125 lbs./cu. ft. or more
Solid units 3,150 lbs./90 sq.ft.
False joint units 3,060 lbs./90 sq.ft.

ASTM C90-11B Standard Specifications for Load Bearing Concrete Masonry Units

Laying Patterns

10% Large Stones 25% Large Stones
50% Large Stones

Shapes & Sizes

Modular system designed to fit with tight dimensional tolerances.

Height 3 1⁄2 inches

5 1⁄2, 7 1⁄2, 9 1⁄2, 11 1⁄2, 13 1⁄2 and 15 1⁄2 inches 

Height 5 1⁄2 inches

5 1⁄2, 7 1⁄2, 9 1⁄2, 11 1⁄2, 13 1⁄2 and 15 1⁄2 inches 

Height 9 1⁄2 inches

9 1⁄2, 11 1⁄2, 13 1⁄2, 15 1⁄2 and 17 1⁄2 inches 

Depth All units have a 3 1⁄2 inches depth

Performance Upgrade Options