Building Stone of the United States: The NIST Test Wall
http://stonewall.nist.gov/

Jaime Raz, Paul Stutzman, K. McKain, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology


This report explains how the NIST test wall was constructed to study the performance and durability of various building stones under uniform climatic conditions. It was built by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1948 and is currently located at their facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Users may read and see pictures of the wall's physical features, its orientation, and search among descriptions and pictures of the various types of stone which are incorporated into the wall.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Solid EarthKeywords: Erosion, Weathering