Is a North American stone, or an imported one, the right choice for a project? Many times, an international stone is selected based on price, but designers must take many other factors into consideration.
Natural stone products have perhaps the longest history of use of any construction material. Their usage was often governed by empirical design methods because everyone was comfortable with “the way things were being done.”
A new online continuing education unit (CEU) course, “Organizations, Resources, and Standards Relevant to Natural Stone,” has been launched by the Marble Institute of America (MIA). The course will provide participants with information regarding the history of industry organizations and why each is relevant to design professionals. Learning objectives include creating an understanding of what resources need to be cited for specific needs and providing information to identify specific publications for stone industry requirements. The … Continue reading Natural stone education online