Pre- and post-tensioned stone – low tech material with high tech engineering
23 Feb 2022
For too long stone has been used as a thin veneer and cladding material. Simple resilient stone was robbed of its mechanical properties. With a better understanding of the stone behaviour when reinforced, software technology and testing procedures, this naturally formed product is the ideal choice for use as a sustainable alternative to concrete. The industry needs to update its vision and build upon more than a thousand years’experience of using stone coupled with the wealth of a highly skilled workforce, to return dimensional stone to the architects lexicon. At The Stonemasonry Company we have dedicated our time and work to show that we can dig deeper to build higher using natural stone.