This project consisted of 40,000 square feet of 4cm thick Tunisian limestone rain-screen wall-cladding, erected on the exterior of the building. This project involved multiple stone color and character trips to the stone supplier in Italy, extensive amounts of stone physical property testing, and performance mock-up testing performed offsite.
The installation method relied on a secondary metal channel support system designed and engineered by Rugo Stone. The framing system mounted to the exterior metal stud framed wall enclosure system, which carried the air-water vapor system. Rugo’s scope included the scaffolding and mono-rail stone hoisting system, the supply of all stone, and the installation of the stone, for the two end elevations of the building and the continuous sloping roofline soffit cornice assembly.
The stone was procured within the desired color range, delivered on time, and installed with no warranty issues. In order to place the secondary support system, this project involved intricately detailed design work with close coordination with the stud wall and AWV contractors.
This project represents one of many examples of Rugo’s ability to work with Whiting Turner to manage foreign stone fabrication, shop drawings and anchor and framing engineering, successful stone performance mock-up results, and safe, timely installation all to meet the demands of the project schedule.