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Continuing Education

Contact your SPI Regional Sales Representative or call 800.328.6275 to schedule a CEU presentation for your firm.

 

Course Information:

USING LIGHTWEIGHT STONE FOR ARCHITECTURAL FACADES: Manufacturing to Installation.

Program approved for 1 LU/HSW by the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES), and 1.0 HSW PDH by the American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES).

This course is an introduction to the timeless beauty of natural stone, manufactured for use as a lightweight façade alternative to traditional masonry materials when planning a new project. Participants will get an understanding of the extraction of common types of stone suitable for lightweight manufacturing. The process by which dimensional stone slabs are fabricated and bonded to aluminum honeycomb, and an education in the various finishes that can be achieved on lightweight panels for specific architectural features, such as cornices and other design conditions. Lastly, the participants will learn about performance testing, LEED benefits, the speed and ease of lightweight stone panels, and how lightweight stone can reduce design, engineering, and installation costs.