Natural Stone 101
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
CEU Course for architects & designers
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.
Learning Objectives Include:
- Obtain a better understanding of how the mineral composition and formation of stone affect its performance as a building material.
- Learn about the science of each species of stone, examples of how it is quarried, unique characteristics, and common applications.
- Gain knowledge about stone fabrication and finishing methods.
- Understand the resources available that are relevant to natural stone.
Natural Stone Resources Handout
Natural Stone Species Handout
Program Length: 60 minutes