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Category Archives: CEU Courses

Marble Use in the Kitchen

Specific to natural stone, many may think that you can only use granite on a kitchen countertop. This class will focus on the use of marble in the kitchen which is on the rise in the U.S. (note: marble has been used in kitchens for hundreds of years, especially in Europe). Attendees will learn that the use of marble in a kitchen will require different protective treatments. They will also learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen; obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface; and, expand their ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

This one-hour class is designed for residential, hospitality, and facilities management design professionals.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen.
  • Obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface.
  • Expand your ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

Program Length: 60 minutes

  • AIA Course Number: MIA03, 1.0 HSW/LU
  • IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU- 101368, Subject Code: 2.3, 0.1 General CEU
  • NKBA: MIA 312R , 0.1 CEU

Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications

This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways. Witness a 10 minute video showcasing the history of stone, modern day quarrying techniques, and stone’s durability, beauty, and value. Learn and discuss landscape, interior and exterior use and application of natural stone. Obtain more information about the use of sandstone,… Continue Reading

Genuine Stone: A Natural Choice for Sustainable Design

An introduction to sustainable design and the sustainability movement, and descriptions of how genuine stone makes an appropriate, natural material design choice that will contribute to a sustainable design solution over a project’s life cycle. Learning objectives include: Recall several objectives of sustainable design Understand some characteristics of genuine stone and their relevance to sustainable… Continue Reading

Stone Care, What You Should Know

This one hour course will give design professionals a general understanding of natural stone and the best practices for care and maintenance. Find out what to expect from a stone sealer in both interior and exterior applications and discover the truth about when to seal and when not to seal. Discuss the chemical make-up of… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

Introduction to Stone Design I

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. 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,… Continue Reading

Category Archives: CEU Courses

Marble Use in the Kitchen

Specific to natural stone, many may think that you can only use granite on a kitchen countertop. This class will focus on the use of marble in the kitchen which is on the rise in the U.S. (note: marble has been used in kitchens for hundreds of years, especially in Europe). Attendees will learn that the use of marble in a kitchen will require different protective treatments. They will also learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen; obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface; and, expand their ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

This one-hour class is designed for residential, hospitality, and facilities management design professionals.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen.
  • Obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface.
  • Expand your ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

Program Length: 60 minutes

  • AIA Course Number: MIA03, 1.0 HSW/LU
  • IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU- 101368, Subject Code: 2.3, 0.1 General CEU
  • NKBA: MIA 312R , 0.1 CEU

Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications

This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways. Witness a 10 minute video showcasing the history of stone, modern day quarrying techniques, and stone’s durability, beauty, and value. Learn and discuss landscape, interior and exterior use and application of natural stone. Obtain more information about the use of sandstone,… Continue Reading

Genuine Stone: A Natural Choice for Sustainable Design

An introduction to sustainable design and the sustainability movement, and descriptions of how genuine stone makes an appropriate, natural material design choice that will contribute to a sustainable design solution over a project’s life cycle. Learning objectives include: Recall several objectives of sustainable design Understand some characteristics of genuine stone and their relevance to sustainable… Continue Reading

Stone Care, What You Should Know

This one hour course will give design professionals a general understanding of natural stone and the best practices for care and maintenance. Find out what to expect from a stone sealer in both interior and exterior applications and discover the truth about when to seal and when not to seal. Discuss the chemical make-up of… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

Introduction to Stone Design I

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. 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,… Continue Reading