Reading #3 Stone + Concrete Masonry

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  1. Cristian Rodriguez

    Cristian Rodriguez

    Reading 3 Reflection

    Overall, I thought it was very interesting how different types of stones are split into different categories and grades. This affects what types of materials should be used for certain projects. It’s also interesting how the different stone types have similar approaches on how they’re made/molded, especially since most of the procedures involve heat. Also, it’s very convenient that certain types of stone can be custom made in order to fit for a certain project, which I’m guessing also means there are less expenses made since materials won’t be wasted as much. The same goes with concrete masonry and how concrete blocks can be produced to a certain level of strength depending on what a certain building requires. In conclusion, the science and math behind producing stone and concrete masonry has to be very precise and accurate in order to accommodate a building’s needs.

  2. Janan Yu

    After doing this reading, I got a deeper understanding of different types of masonry.
    I had no idea that it costs less to make concrete blocks, than stone blocks. I under -estimated the amount of waste that is created when stone masonry is quarried. It surprised me that 1/2 of all stone quarried goes to waste, that does not seem so economically friendly. After doing this reading it has changed my way I look at the materials on the facade of an building or the flooring.

  3. mokhira

    reading #3 was very interesting with its variety of information about building materials and their origins. I learned about many similarities stone masonry and concrete masonry share in common and at the same time many differences. I personally favored the stone masonry section because for all these years I’ve looked at a stone as a simple rock that lies on the streets but today I found out it’s one of the strongest and durable materials on the Earth. I was amazed by the number of different colors Granite has. Looking forward to learn more about them!

  4. Justin pazmino

    In reading 3 I understand of stone and concrete masonry and the difference between each other. There are 3 different type of stone and each are considered by its deposition. Adding on to each type of rock are are groups of stone that go to the 3 type of stone. I see these type of stones in metro tech on the building as tiles. They are flagstones so they would be light and cheaper and more quantities of it .

  5. shirley

    It was very interesting to read reading # 3 because it showed me differences and similarities between stone masonry and concrete masonry. I remember that my father told me that this system allows a reduction in the waste of the materials used and generates high and safe facades, which is true according to what I read. I also learned that concrete blocks cost less to make stone blocks. According to the reading it also says that the order of blocks is due to the demands of the building.

  6. Samantha

    Reading about stone and concrete masonry expanded my knowledge on the different stone used in building construction, that is granite, quartz, marble, limestone, and slate. Learning how each group functions under certain circumstances and how to know which one is appropriate to build with. For example, typically people build bathroom sinks, and tubs with marble or granite because there strong and durable.

  7. Cheyenne Brooks

    These readings gave me a greater understanding of the buildings that I see on a day to day basis. It was able to broaden my knowledge on masonry material as well as help me understand Stone masonry and concrete masonry and the basic science behind them. Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rock are things that I have learned in the past but wasn’t able until now to fully comprehend its usefulness.

  8. Aaron

    The reading gave me a better understanding of stone masonry and concrete masonry. Each one has its pros and cons, and the different factors that have to be considered when picking the right material. I underestimated the process and patience one must have when carving stone for a Corinthian column capital taking around 900 hours to complete.

  9. Jaden

    Reading #3 gave me a better conception on how stone and concrete masonry works. Bricks and concrete can be made into different shapes easily while stone has to be worked on since its already in a solid form compared to concrete and brick. Multiple types of rocks have been classified as being either Igneous, Metamorphic or Sedimentary rocks. This reading helped me better understand how materials are used when constructing a building and that granite is used more often in buildings.

  10. Aixa

    After completing reading #3, it helped me understand better the concept of stone and concrete masonry. I learned how they have some similarities and differences, also how using or choosing the right materials can help us when constructing a building. Although stone is more expensive than concrete, I found that granite is the most commonly used since it is stronger and durable than concrete.

  11. Erick

    This reading gave me a clear understanding of the differences between Stone and Concrete Masonry. For example stone blocks is more costly than concrete blocks. I can make a connection to myself as i used to work in construction and I would always question myself why would a material be used rather than a better looking materials and this reading gave me the understanding that it narrows down to the cost and how efficient it is to use on the site that it’s being worked on.

  12. Weicheng

    After reading #3, I have a better understanding of the concept of stone and concrete masonry. I learned how they have some similarities and differences. I remembered my great grandmother’s pasture was made up of stone masonry. I am not sure if its eligible to use the word stone masonry, because it just built up with a pile of stone. It still stands after I pull out a stone from the middle. As a ten years old little boy, I had no idea where is my strength came from.

  13. Jorbin R

    Reading # 3 helped me understand the differences between stone and concrete masonry, their pros and cons. It gave me ptsd of highschool talking about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. However now i know the importance of the physical properties, the choice of materials, and how they are use in construction. Stones can be laid in mortar like bricks or mechanically attach by metal straps. Unlike stone that quality and strength is left to nature and us choosing the best stone, but concrete can be reinforced. Reinforcing increases its loadbearing capacity and lateral resistance preventing cracking.

  14. Jorbin R

    Reading # 3 helped me understand the differences between stone and concrete masonry, their pros and cons. It gave me ptsd of highschool talking about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. However now i know the importance of the physical properties, the choice of materials, and how they are use in construction. Stones can be laid in mortar like bricks or mechanically attach by metal straps. Unlike stone that quality and strength is left to nature and us choosing the best stone, but concrete can be reinforced. Reinforcing increases its loadbearing capacity and lateral resistance preventing cracking.

  15. Lucas Lloret

    Before i read reading #3 I didn’t really know what the difference between the different types of stone and concrete masonry, not only they are different but within each group there are different types meaning when it comes to making a building out of this materials you have a lot to think about so that you use the best material for the building. Stone is divided into metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous, while concrete masonry has so many kinds of shapes that it affects how the buildings are.

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