The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has issued a new technical bulletin that references fabrication and installation tolerances from a variety of sources, dramatically reducing the time needed to obtain published tolerance standards. 

The use of the new reference bulletin makes research easier for the design community and stone trades.

MIA technical director Chuck Muehlbauer was the primary author of this new technical bulletin. He stated, “The recently published MIA bulletin on fabrication and installation tolerances for natural stone has simplified the lives of both the specifier and the provider. Previously, you had to sift through more than 1,000 pages of published documents to find all of this information.  Now, it can be easily referenced in a few minutes.”

David Castellucci (Kenneth Castellucci & Associates), MIA technical committee chair added, “This new technical bulletin is an excellent reference tool that every stone company should be sharing with architects and designers.”

To obtain a copy of the Tolerances in the Dimension Stone Industry technical bulletin, go online to:

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