Redefining stone: new load bearing solutions
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Steve Webb, Webb Yates Engineers and Pierre Bidaud, The Stonemasonry Company
Specialists in the structural design of stone, Webb Yates Engineers have collaborated closely with The Stonemasonry Company and other stonemasons over the last decade and evolved from the work-a-day justification of simple stone cantilever staircases to the design of audacious post tensioned stone structures and whole load bearing stone buildings. Steve shares his vision of stone, not just as a high end luxury floor product, but as a proletarian building material and low carbon alternative to concrete and takes you through a range of case studies including Clerkenwell Close, the Victoria & Albert Museum and a number of private projects.