DESIGNING WITH NATURAL STONE
News Date: 01/01/2015
The 16th edition of Marmomacc Stone Academy's "Designing with Natural Stone" ran from September 22-27, 2014 in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with Marmomacc, the world's leading trade show for stone and related design and technologies. Large number of architects participated in the highlight event.
Maintaining the trend to keep architect abreast with the advanced techniques in the use of marble, granite and other stone materials, the programme provided a unique combination of classroom lectures, guided architectural tours and field trips to local quarries, as well as to natural stone processing units. This comprehensive approach enabled architect to better understand stone's full life-cycle including how marble and stone quarried, cut, processed, finished, selected for specific jobs and installed using the latest technologies and products.
2014 edition of Designing with Natural Stone programme included visits to a nearby Botticino quarry and stone processing plant, an architectural tour of Verona, case studies on the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and other projects in stone, and sessions on sustainable stone design and stone cladding, as well as new finishing technologies.
"Designing with Natural Stone" has been recognised by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as a "Best practices and trends" educational programme.
NATURAL STONE SUSTAINABILITY CEU PROGRAMME
The Marble Institute America (MIA) has introduced a new CEU presentation entitled "Natural Stone & Green Design". Developed by the MIA's Sustainability Presentation Committee, this one-hour class is ready for presentation to architects and designers seeking continuing education credits. It covers how natural stone fits into the green movement including information about LEED credits and other building standards. The presentation has been approved by the AIA (architect) IDCEC (interior designers), LACES Landscape Architects and GBCI (U.S. Green Building Councils Green Building Certification, Institute) as a certified continuing education course.
Natural Stone & Green design" is the first MIA CEU presentation certified by GBCI which adds distinctive validation to the course content as well as to the message that natural stone occupies a relevant and active positive in green design".