Loadbearing walls with brick veneer and concrete masonry units (CMUs) were built as solid walls in the first half of the 20th century. Brick veneer and the CMU backup wall were bonded to a solid wall to carry the dead and live loads.
For construction projects ranging from residential homes to light-commercial projects such as healthcare centers, retail buildings, and senior living facilities, manufactured stone veneers offer cost savings, quick installation, and opportunities for eye-grabbing aesthetics.
As K−12 school budgets dwindle and energy costs rise, fewer resources are dedicated to school operations and maintenance. As a result, the health and performance of these buildings (and the students and staff inside) suffer.