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Geology and Practical Application of Natural Stone

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The MIA+BSI is committed to providing quality technical education for professionals in the stone industry.  This course bundle will provide an overview of natural stone geology and ithe material's application.

 

 

Courses in Geology and Practical Application of Natural Stone
  • AD101: Architect and Designer-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.

  • NA220: Natural Stone- From the Quarry to the Kitchen

    The story of natural stone, how it emerges from quarries around the world and is transformed into a thing of beauty in homes and offices has a magical quality that embodies the wonders of nature and today's technology. It is an impressive tale that can help consumers appreciate how nature's premier building material is transformed by the industry into the centerpiece of today's kitchens, baths and other areas. This session will discuss the route stone makes from the quarry to your home.  The session will also discuss what makes stone sustainable and attractive to consumers.

  • WNA102: Webinar- Introduction to Natural Stone: Learn About Rocks, Minerals, Granite, and "Granite"

    Natural stone brings a little piece of Earth’s history right into your home. Building an understanding for how rocks form and why they have various properties will help you appreciate them and guide customers to the stone that is best for them.

  • WNA103: Webinar- Introduction to Natural Stone: Marble, Quartzite, and the Non-Granites

    Natural stone brings a little piece of Earth’s history right into your home. Building an understanding for how rocks form and why they have various properties will help you appreciate them and guide customers to the stone that is best for them.

  • WNA104: Webinar- Introduction to Natural Stone: How to Do Basic Diagnostics

    Natural stone brings a little piece of Earth’s history right into your home. While each stone is different, there are specific characteristics we look for when recommending stone to customers.  This session will discuss basic testing techniques you can use to quickly and accurately decipher stones that meet your client's needs.