Arriscraft, a General Shale Company, manufacturer of all-natural products that emulate actual quarried stone, had its products specified for a beautiful installation at Ohio’s Miami University. With such a rich historical past, maintaining the authenticity of its character is of primary importance to the administration in new building development. Thus, when sourcing authentic exterior stone for three new residence buildings, the University had reasonable concerns for using any other material than the natural Kentucky Field Stone prevalent across the campus. However, because of the contractor’s projection of significant TIME and LABOR savings using Arriscraft stone in lieu of quarried stone, Arriscraft was challenged to make a custom color, with its man-made product, that would perfectly suit the existing, early 19th century stone already in place; particularly on Clawson Hall, Kumler Chapel and Presser Hall. Arriscraft refined its standard Fresco Building Stone color to be a better match than the quarried stone option. Although the material cost for the Fresco Building Stone was more than the quarried stone, the contractor attained their demanding schedule and the installation-cost was so greatly reduced that the total savings on the project was hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please visit www.arriscraft.com for more information.