Less Is More with Lightweight Honeycomb Reinforced Stone and Porcelain Panels

Engineered panel systems use real stone or porcelain and produce less weight, less labor, less environmental impact, and less cost creating more attractive design solutions.
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Sponsored by TerraCORE Panels, LLC
Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
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Conclusion

Lightweight reinforced stone and porcelain panels provide an attractive design solution to creating elegant, durable, cost-effective, and sustainable wall systems in a variety of building applications. As an interior design solution, the lightweight materials mean easier and less costly installations while employing real, natural materials instead of a “look alike.” New high-strength porcelain allows an even greater range of aesthetics and can be installed in larger panels for additional character statements. When used as an exterior material, the benefits of using lightweight reinforced stone and porcelain panels include strength, flexibility, and demonstrated compliance with seismic, wind, and other loading codes for most locations. Providing the aesthetics of traditional stone, architects can now specify manufactured products that maximize current technology to create dramatic and long-lasting buildings.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, practices architecture, consults on green and sustainable design, writes on technical topics, and presents nationwide on all of the above. www.linkedin.com/in/pjaarch

 

TerraCORE Panels

TerraCORE Panels provides exterior and interior natural stone and large-format porcelain on lightweight honeycomb-backed panels. TerraCORE Panels are environmentally friendly, easier to install and more sustainable than traditional stone. TerraCORE, along with its partner Techlam® by Levantina, offer the highest quality in stone and large-format porcelain for exterior use. www.TerraCOREpanels.com.

 

 

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