Natural Stone Institute Announces Upcoming Virtual Stone Summits

Natural Stone Institute
(440) 250-9222



Oberlin, OH, March 9, 2021— Stone professionals are invited to attend three complimentary Virtual Stone Summits offered through the Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine. Attendees will also have access to a virtual trade show during each event.


There’s Something About Quartzite

Wednesday, April 14

Quartzite is a beautiful building material. With that beauty comes unique fabrication and installation techniques. During the session, we will discuss the geology, fabrication, and installation practices that provide the best product application of this material. We will also review how to set expectations with customers to ensure successful installation and a happy client. Come away with a plan to maximize the value of quartzite to both your company and the customer.


Estimating for Profitability

Wednesday, May 19 (Residential)
Thursday, May 20 (Commercial)


How does your company estimate a project? Are you estimating to ensure profitability? This session covers the basics of estimating, including factors that impact a project estimate and how to create estimates based on actual project costs. During this session, we will also review project-specific risks that are often overlooked. Come away with a list of items you should always consider when estimating a project.


Theories in Templating

Wednesday, June 9 (Overview and Best Practices)
Thursday, June 10 (Electronic and 3D Applications)


Templating is the key to accurately measuring, fabricating, and pricing your product. This session will include a review of manual and automated templating processes and a discussion on the strengths of each. We will also discuss subcontracting options that might be available in your area. Come away from this session with a plan to improve your templating process while keeping cost low.


To register and learn more about each event, visit www.stoneindustryeducation.com.



About the Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org


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