This topic includes information related to design and construction with manufactured brick masonry. Brick masonry units are made from mined clay or shale. The units are formed to shape by extrusion, mold or pressed. The formed units are dried,fired and cooled. Texture of brick masonry units is commonly determined by the forming process or cut, scratched, rolled or brushed with mechanically devices.
04 70 00 Manufactured Masonry
Manufactured stone masonry, sometimes known as cultured stone or thin stone, refers to a wide variety of synthetic cast stones that are used as a finish veneer in both exterior and interior applications. Stone walls and assemblies have long projected a natural, warm, and earthy feeling. However, the expense of building with natural stone has limited its use to projects with a big budget and a desire for permanence. But manufactured stone, with its realistic-looking design elements, can provide the aesthetics of stone with less material and labor costs and less structural impact.
Cast stone masonry is a refined architectural concrete building unit, manufactured to mimic natural cut stone and used in unit masonry applications. Cast stone can be made from white and/or grey cements, manufactured or natural sands, carefully selected crushed stone, or well graded natural gravels. Mineral coloring pigments are added to achieve the desired color and appearance while maintaining durable physical properties which exceed most natural cut building stones. Cast stone can be made to appear nearly indistinguishable from natural cut limestone, brownstone, sandstone, bluestone, granite, slate, keystone, travertine and other natural building stones.