ABC Stone: Lunch and Learns | CEU Presentations

ABC Stone, in conjunction with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), is pleased to be able to offer “Lunch & Learn” CEU presentations to architecture and interior design offices of all sizes, throughout the New York Metro area, Connecticut, and the Hamptons, as well as at our own Brooklyn and Long Island locations.

Continuing education units are available to all registered architecture and design industry professionals who attend our presentations, including members of AIA, IDCEC, LACES, NKBA, and GBCI.

ABC Stone’s Lunch and Learns consist of one of our NSI-certified representatives coming to your offices—bringing lunch, of course—and presenting one of several classes which focus on the use of natural stone in architecture and design. These classes, and their accreditations, are described, below, in detail.

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Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace: Technology & Product Applications (Facility Tour)

This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways including a tour of a stone facility. 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, bluestone, limestone, and quartzite for hardscapes, as well as the interior use of limestone, marble, granite and slate. Study the use of limestone for trims, caps, stoops, poolcopings, watertables, veneers, and much more. See the importance of how safety in production practices is a key part to the stone industry

AIA Course Number: MIA07, 1 LU/HSW, IDCEC Course Number: 104614, Subject Code: 5.1, 0.1 HSW CEU, LACES Course Number: MIA07, 1.0 HSW, NKBA: 0.1 CEU

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.

AIA Course Number: NSI30, 1 LU|HSW; IDCEC: CEU-110432, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU; LA CES Course Number: NSI30, 1.0 HSW PDH; NKBA: 0.1 CEU

The Art of Specifying Natural Stone

This one hour session is designed to give architects and designers an overview of how to specify natural stone. There are many factors to consider to ensure you are choosing the proper material for your project. What do you need to know about its species, color variations, and finish possibilities? Is the quarry able to produce the sizes and quantities you need? And finally, what factors affect the price of the stone you specify? Get the resources you need to help ensure the stone you choose meets the standards and design intent set for your application.

AIA Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC: CEU-104505, 0.1 HSW CEU, Subject Code: 6.4; LACES Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW/LU; NKBA: MIA159R, 0.1 CEU

Sintered Surface: The Latest Technology in the World of Surfacing Materials

With so many building materials available on the market, it can be difficult to know which is best for your project. Recent technological advances have led to the development of this new & innovative product, sintered surface. This one-hour class is designed for construction professionals to gain a full understanding of sintered surface as an ideal material for countertop and cladding applications.

AIA: MIALAP, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC: CEU-103957, 5.3, 0.1 HSW; LACES: MIALAP, 1.0 HSW LU; NKBA: MIA1510, 0.1 CEU

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, vertical surfaces, furniture and countertops.

AIA Course Number: MIA02, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-103666, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: ASLA1, 1.0 HSW LU

Natural Stone and Green Design

This one-hour presentation is intended to explain how natural stone fits into the Green movement. The stone industry continues to reduce environmental impacts through technology advancements and responsible manufacturing and shipping processes. We will discuss historical uses of natural stone that have stood the test of time. You will see examples of how key characteristics of stone such as its life cycle and carbon footprint satisfy elements of green building standards.

AIA Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-102590, Subject Code: 5.20, 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW LU; GBCI Course Number: 0090010893, 1 CE Hour; NKBA Course Number: MIA158R, 0.1 CEU

Why Choose Natural Stone

With so many building materials on the market today, this course will remind you why architects and designers keep choosing natural stone for their projects. Throughout history we’ve seen natural stone used in iconic structures symbolizing strength and permanence. New materials strive to mimic its beauty, but genuine natural materials connect us with our planet and its future in a unique and undeniable way. Its inherent durability allows stone to perform impeccably in commercial and residential applications, interior or exterior. New technologies are also keeping stone a front runner with innovative interior design trends by introducing new textures and patterns.

AIA Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW/LU; IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: 106930, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU; LACES (ASLA, CSLA, CELA, CLARB, LAAB, LAF) Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW/LU; NKBA Course Number: 0.1 CEU​