Stone Sourcing

Stone Sourcing

In addition to design consulting, engineering and drafting for natural stone cladding projects, CDC offers full stone sourcing services to owners, architects and contractors. We can identify economical, aesthetically acceptable and structurally sound material options, and assist in its procurement for architectural stone cladding applications.

  • Research and procure samples natural stone from worldwide quarries
  • Evaluate stone quarry and fabricator capabilities • Develop budget pricing for material acquisition and cladding installation
  • Establish preconstruction stone testing and observation protocol
  • Suggest value enhancing stone material alternatives and technical detailing options
  • Observe stand-up slab mockup, and coordinate record samples
  • Coordinate full-scale pre-fabrication visual mockup at stone fabrication facility
  • Review contract drawings, shop drawings and calculations
  • Perform subcontractor design peer reviews
  • Observe material fabrication for aesthetic and structural conformance
  • Establish production stone testing protocol, and observe testing
  • Review and comment on field workmanship mockup • Observe stone cladding installation on project site for conformance with design requirement

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