Geology and Material Knowledge Bundle

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Courses in Geology and Material Knowledge Bundle
  • T101: Geology of Natural Stone I- Introduction to Natural Stone

    The geological makeup of stone is a major determining factor when specifying materials.  This course will provide a geological overview of stone.  Participants will learn about the history of stone, geological attributes to consider when specifying material, and how to verify stone classifications. 

  • AD101: Natural Stone 101: Everything You Need to Know About Designing with the Oldest Building Material

    This introductory course covers common quarrying and fabrication techniques and finishing methods for working with natural stone. Use this knowledge to enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.

  • AD103: Natural Stone Principles

    This one-hour course is your introduction to using natural stone as a building material. By reviewing the fundamentals of its formation and mineral composition, you will gain confidence in specifying this versatile material.  Let us open your eyes to the endless possibilities for these beautiful, durable and valued natural stones.

  • AD155: Natural Stone Thin Veneer: The Basics

    This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of a relatively new application (thin veneer) of a classic product (natural stone). Learn how this product is produced, common application techniques and opportunities, and best uses for different types of this unique material.

  • AD205: Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Marble, Granite, Quartzite and Soapstone

    This one-hour course will demonstrate how natural stone applications can add beauty, character, and value to any living space. By communicating the proper expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, the consumer will gain a better understanding and appreciation for using natural stone in their kitchens and bathrooms.

  • AD210: Marble Use in the Kitchen

    Marble use in the kitchen is on the rise. This course covers various aspects of working with marble in the kitchen, including requirements for care and maintenance, design trends, and setting proper customer expectations for marble countertops.

  • T210: There’s Something About Quartzite

    Quartzite is a beautiful building material.  With that beauty comes unique fabrication and installation techniques. Join the Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine as we discuss the world of geological quartzite.  During the session, we will discuss the geology, fabrication, and installation practices that provide the best product application of this material. We will also review how to set expectations with customers to ensure successful installation and a happy client.  Come away with a plan to maximize the value of quartzite to both your company and the customer.