ASTM C1528 - 12 Standard Guide for Selection of Dimension Stone


Source: ASTM International

Related Components—Natural stone is only one component of a building's construction. All related materials and assemblies need to be evaluated to ensure compatible interactive behavior with the stone product.

Applicable Codes—Every stone application shall comply with applicable building codes.

1. Scope

1.1 This guide is intended to be used by architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, and material suppliers who design, select, specify, install, purchase, fabricate, or supply natural stone products for construction applications.

1.2 Consensus Standard—This guide is an industry consensus standard drafted in a cooperative effort among engineers, architects, geologists, producers, and installers of natural stone.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
C97 Test Methods for Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone
C99 Test Method for Modulus of Rupture of Dimension Stone
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
C120 Test Methods of Flexure Testing of Slate (Breaking Load, Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity)
C121 Test Method for Water Absorption of Slate
C170 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone
C217 Test Method for Weather Resistance of Slate
C241 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic
C295 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
C503 Specification for Marble Dimension Stone
C568 Specification for Limestone Dimension Stone
C615 Specification for Granite Dimension Stone
C616 Specification for Quartz-Based Dimension Stone
C856 Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete
C880 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone
C1201 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Dimension Stone Cladding Systems by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
C1242 Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Dimension Stone Attachment Systems
C1352 Test Method for Flexural Modulus of Elasticity of Dimension Stone
C1353 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Dimension Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser
C1354 Test Method for Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimension Stone
C1526 Specification for Serpentine Dimension Stone
C1527 Specification for Travertine Dimension Stone
C1721 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Dimension Stone
D2203 Test Method for Staining from Sealants

Index Terms

dimension stone; dimension stone testing; finishes; granite; limestone; marble; natural stone; natural stone finishes; quartz-based; selection; slate; stone; stone evaluation; stone selection; Architectural materials/applications; Building economics; Dimension stone; Durability--building materials/applications; Engineering applications; Exterior building stone; Geological investigations; Granite; Limestone; Marble; Natural building stone; Quartz-based dimension stone; Slate; Stone evaluation/selection

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

DOI: 10.1520/C1528-12

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