Natural Stone 101

AIA Course Number: NSI31, 1.0 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 105466, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA10 HSW



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:

  1. Obtain a better understanding of how the mineral composition and formation of stone affect its performance as a building material.
  2. Learn about the science of each species of stone, examples of how it is quarried, unique characteristics, and common applications.
  3. Gain knowledge about stone fabrication and finishing methods.
  4. Understand the resources available that are relevant to natural stone.

Natural Stone Resources Handout
Natural Stone Species Handout
Program Length: 60 minutes



Stones of North America Coverings

Use Natural Stone

Genuine. Versatile. Unique. Durable. Sustainable. Easy to Maintain.