ABC Stone: Lunch and Learns | CEU Presentations
ABC Stone, in conjunction with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), is pleased to be able to offer “Lunch & Learn” CEU presentations to architecture and interior design offices of all sizes, throughout the New York Metro area, Connecticut and the Hamptons, as well as at our own Brooklyn and Long Island locations.
Continuing education units are available to all registered architecture and design industry professionals who attend our presentations, including members of AIA, IDCEC, LACES, NKBA and GBCI.
ABC Stone’s Lunch and Learns consist of one of our NSI-certified representatives coming to your offices—bringing lunch, of course—and presenting one of several classes which focus on the use of natural stone in architecture and design. These classes, and their accreditations, are described, below, in detail.
Natural Stone 101: Everything you NEED to know about designing with the oldest building material
This one-hour class is designed for construction industry professionals desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Learn more about the various natural stones (limestone, travertine, onyx, marble, serpentine, sandstone, slate, quartzite, and granite). Obtain information about common quarrying techniques, fabrication, and finishing methods. With this understanding, you’ll enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.
(AIA Course Number: MIA10, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC: CEU-103265, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES Course Number: MIA10; NKBA: MIA159R, 0.1 CEU)
The Art of Specifying Natural Stone
This one hour session is designed to give architects and designers an overview of how to specify natural stone. There are many factors to consider to ensure you are choosing the proper material for your project. What do you need to know about its species, color variations, and finish possibilities? Is the quarry able to produce the sizes and quantities you need? And finally, what factors affect the price of the stone you specify? Get the resources you need to help ensure the stone you choose meets the standards and design intent set for your application.
(AIA Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC: CEU-104505, 0.1 HSW CEU, Subject Code: 6.4; LACES Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW/LU; NKBA: MIA159R, 0.1 CEU)
Introduction to Stone Design II
This one-hour class is designed for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Attendees will better understand stone testing requirements needed for some residential, commercial, interior and exterior applications. They will also learn about many common applications of natural stone including walking surfaces, vertical surfaces, furniture and countertops.
(AIA Course Number: MIA02, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-103666, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: ASLA1, 1.0 HSW LU)
Natural Stone and Green Design
This one-hour presentation is intended to explain how natural stone fits into the Green movement. The stone industry continues to reduce environmental impacts through technology advancements and responsible manufacturing and shipping processes. We will discuss historical uses of natural stone that have stood the test of time. You will see examples of how key characteristics of stone such as its life cycle and carbon footprint satisfy elements of green building standards.
(AIA Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-102590, Subject Code: 5.20, 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW LU; GBCI Course Number: 0090010893, 1 CE Hour; NKBA Course Number: MIA158R, 0.1 CEU)
Why Choose Natural Stone
With so many building materials on the market today, this course will remind you why architects and designers keep choosing natural stone for their projects. Throughout history we’ve seen natural stone used in iconic structures symbolizing strength and permanence. New materials strive to mimic its beauty, but genuine natural materials connect us with our planet and its future in a unique and undeniable way. Its inherent durability allows stone to perform impeccably in commercial and residential applications, interior or exterior. New technologies are also keeping stone a front runner with innovative interior design trends by introducing new textures and patterns.
(AIA Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW/LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: 106930, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW/LU; NKBA Course Number: 0.1 CEU)
Sintered Surface: The Latest Technology in the World of Surfacing Materials
With so many building materials available on the market, it can be difficult to know which is best for your project. Recent technological advances have led to the development of this new & innovative product, sintered surface. This one-hour class is designed for construction professionals to gain a full understanding of sintered surface as an ideal material for countertop and cladding applications.
(AIA: MIALAP, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC: CEU-103957, 5.3, 0.1 HSW; LACES: MIALAP, 1.0 HSW LU; NKBA: MIA1510, 0.1 CEU)
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