Manufactured Stone Pre-Meeting Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. This survey will remain open through Sunday, Mar. 3.

The results of this survey will be compiled and used as part of the strategic planning session for Manufactured Stone at NCMA's offices in Herndon, VA on Mar. 6-7. For more information on that meeting, please contact Bob Thomas (703-715-1073),

* 1. Please provide your name and company affiliation. (Report will not disclose identity of respondents)

* 2. Are you attending the Mar. 6-7 Manufactured Stone meeting?

* 3. Which BEST describes your company?

* 4. If you are a producer of manufactured stone, does your company have a current ICC Evaluation Service Report indicating compliance with AC 51 (Acceptance Criteria for Precast Stone Veneer)?

* 5. What do you believe are the largest impediments to further market growth for the manufactured stone industry?

* 6. When problems are observed with installed adhered masonry veneer, how would you rank the following as to its contribution to those problems? (Rank from highest contributor to lowest contributor)

* 7. What do you see as the most critical performance issue for adhered masonry veneer systems that the industry needs to address/improve? (choose one)

* 8. Please rank the following as to your perceived importance for the industry to address (for purposes of documenting performance, developing recommendations, updating codes and standards, etc.)?

  Low importance, 1 2 3 4 High importance, 5
Cracking/Control Joints
Fire resistance
Sustainability issues
Sound (transmission, reflectance, etc)
Differential movement with backing sytems
Water penetration resistance
Height limits with wood frame construction
Seismic resistance/performance
Installation over insulation

* 9. How would you rate the value of each of the following programs if pursued by the association on behalf of the industry and its members?

  Low value, 1 2 3 4 High value, 5
Coordinating an installation demonstration at World of Concrete
Exhibit as an association at tradeshows on behalf of the industry
Conducting an annual design awards program
Developing standard industry education presentations for members to deliver
Coordinating an Industry shipments report
Conducting research on performance aspects of adhered veneer wall systems
Development of a plant quality control certification program
Maintaining and improving industry consensus installation guidelines
Passing an ASTM standard unit specification
Providing technical support through NCMA staff for designers, contractors, owners
Development of an installer certification program
Protecting and advancing the industry through codes and standards

* 10. Which of the following represent your perspectives regarding a unit specification? (Check all that apply)

* 11. Which of the following physical properties should be required to be evaluated to document compliance to a unit standard? (check all that apply)

* 12. Thank you for taking the time to work through this! Do you have any other suggestions or comments?