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Stoneology - Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Stone 101: Stone Quarrying, Selection, Selling & Proper Application

  • Regions that quarry the stone
  • Technical characteristics of the stone
  • Sealing, installation and maintenance
  • Contemporary applications and uses in design

Stone 201: Stone Testing, Specifying, Fabrication and Installation Recommendations

  • What machinery is used for fabrication
  • Basic edge details and finishes
  • Applications and uses in design
  • Installation and stone testing issues

Care and Maintenance of Stone

  • Basic types and characteristics of stone
  • Choosing the right sealer for the right type of stone
  • How to solve and prevent some common installations problems

Green Issues of Natural Stone

  • What is LEED
  • What are the environmental categories
  • How materials contribute to LEED.
  • How stone, tile and decorative products are used in green buildings

Dimension Stone

  • Cladding
  • Installation techniques
  • Installation systems
  • Specifications
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