AIA Members: $10
This event provides 1.0 AIA HSW LU hours
￼￼This program will describe the qualities of the natural building stone and best practices associated with the quarrying, fabrication and product selection processes that support historically accurate aesthetics and sustainable design. Participants will acquire insight about the natural stone industry’s advocacy for social, economic and environmental responsibility while providing this valued building material for architectural use.
AIA Learning Objectives:
- Determine the sustainable and environmentally responsible attributes of natural building stone; in support of LEED construction objectives and long-term green building philosophies.
- Identify different quarrying processes and best practices in alignment with regulatory standards and ethics; optimized resource management; waste reduction; and environmental preservation while promoting overall economic growth.
- Evaluate the most effective methods for cutting, extracting, and fabricating natural building stone; and highlight the importance of investing in technology, quality equipment, employee safety.
- Distinguish between two typical applications/installations used in natural stone masonry – full and thin veneer; and recognize product selection processes/patterns with respect to historical accuracy and sustainability.