Virtual Quarry Tour: Polycor
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Moderator: Dacia Woodworth, Natural Stone Institute
Tommy Zung, B.Arch/Principal | Studio Zung
Ralph Morgan, Director of Environment and Sustainability | Polycor Inc.
Robert "Rob" Barnes III, President CEO | Dee Brown Inc.
Hayden Mayfield, Project Engineer | Polycor, Inc.
This one-hour virtual experience will allow you to visit an active limestone quarry and see the natural stone in its original environment. Discover the history of the quarry, the geological components of the stone, and what makes it unique to this site. Stone professionals will provide technical information concerning stone installation, and you will discover creative applications and opportunities with a designer. Join us and connect with nature’s oldest building material!
- An overview of an operating limestone quarry and its history will highlight natural stone’s durability and sustainability and exemplify that utilizing natural stone in projects can benefit both user and nature.
- Discover the geological composition of the limestone harvested from an active quarry and the testing specifications available to ensure its properties are an accurate fit for certain installations and design.
- By providing installation examples and recommendations from a technical stone professional, the attendee will gain an understanding of the stone’s attributes and its performance in specific environments for optimal performance.
- An overview of the limestone utilized in creative projects by a design professional will highlight aesthetic success in past installations and provide insight for future creative opportunities for the consumer.