Hillcrest™ Stone Thin Veneers

  • Integrated color throughout unit
  • Used for non-load bearing applications, doesn't require a footing
  • Ideal for interior and exterior applications
  • Tight dimensional tolerance
  • Fast installation

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About Hillcrest™ Stone Thin Veneers

Hillcrest™ Stone thin veneer is the newest innovation to the Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers® line. Boasting an aesthetic and modular system that emulates stacked stone, this veneer stone is designed to fit with tight dimensional tolerance, which reduces installation time. This new lightweight Hillcrest product offering gives even more options to maximize aesthetics and performance while minimizing installation time and cost.

 

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

Design Tactics for Masonry Stone Products (LU/HSW)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

The choice of concrete masonry in a building’s envelope provides a durable and permanent material that will last the life of the building. This program will discuss new masonry and stone products in the market, including large veneer and design options to meet today's trending aesthetic demands.

The specification of concrete masonry in a building’s envelope provides durable and permanent protection from moisture, impact, and fire. It also provides a timeless aesthetic.

This course will discuss new masonry and stone products in the market, including oversized veneers and design options to meet today's trending aesthetic demands. Proper detailing procedures that must be followed for effective moisture prevention and crack control will be expanded in detail.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Demonstrate proper detailing methods and procedures for moisture prevention. 
Describe sustainable design options in specifying large masonry veneers. 
Understand differences between wet cast and dry cast large masonry veneer units.
 
This course is applicable to Astra-Glaze-SW+® glazed masonry units.
 
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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

ASTM C170 Compressive Strength Average 5,000 PSI
ASTM C140 Density Average 104.5 lbs/ft3 (Less than 15 lbs/ft2)
ASTM C140 Absorption Average 5.9%
ASTM C666 Freeze Thaw Resistance Less than 3% loss

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

Shapes and Sizes

Modular system designed to fit with tight dimensional tolerances.

Heights: 2, 3, 4 & 6 inches
Lengths: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 20 inches
Thickness: 1 5/8” - 1 1/8”
Pallet: 105 sq.ft., 10 layers/pallet, 10.5 sq. ft./layer