Industry Event Calendar



American Institute of Architects
Annual Convention & Expo 2016

Philadelphia, PA
May 19-21, 2016
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Register at https://convention.aia.org/

2016_MIA+BSI_logo_CMYKOffering 8 Continuing Educational Seminars with our partners in the Natural Stone Academy.
Booth #801/803LL

 

 

Education Session Details:

THURSDAY MAY 19

10:45am – 11:45am
EL801     ILI Handbook 23rd Edition: Preview of Classic Stone Reference Updates
[Indiana Limestone Institute]


Program Summary

First published in 1954, the Indiana Limestone Institute’s Handbook has been the de facto reference standard for the use of Indiana limestone in building. This next edition will incorporate many exciting changes in format as it moves to the digital world. Learn how the ILI Handbook will become even more helpful in your design efforts moving forward.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the core concepts of the ILI Handbook as a reference
  • Learn how prudent use of the material in design and engineering are clarified in this new edition
  • See how project-specific topics and multi-media will be incorporated into the publication
  • Discover how contemporary case studies, as well as, geographic & historical references will become more accessible

 

 12:30pm – 1:30pm
EL802     ANSI Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Test for Natural Stone Surfaces
[MIA+BSI]


PROGRAM SUMMARY:
In our litigious society, nothing in the stone industry carries the level of liability as public walking surfaces.  With the 2014 withdrawal of test method ASTM C1028, stone suppliers and specifiers do not have a test method available to document the safety of their surfaces. The MIA technical department has recently completed a comprehensive study using the ANSI A137 DCOF test method, which was written for ceramic products.  The results are encouraging, suggesting that this test method may be equally applicable to stone products.  Attend this session to learn how the issue of slip/fall liabilities could be addressed by adoption of this test method.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the DCOF test method and the equipment required to perform it
  • Identify differences in behavior between stone and other products that mandate slight adjustments to the test protocol
  • Discuss specific stone types and finishes and how both stone density and stone finish influence frictional properties
  • Explain what stage the industry is at in establishing an applicable test method to evaluate safety of stone products provided for walking surfaces


2:00pm – 3:00pm
EL803     World of Natural Stone:  Geology, Sourcing, Selection, Testing and Processing
[Marmomacc
/Veronafiere]

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

This seminar is an introductory seminar into the World of Natural Stone for dimensional stone uses.  During this course, we will introduce the basic knowledge that an architect must know in order to design, select, specify and install with dimension stone.  From reviewing the basic types of quarries and the 3 main geological classifications of stone, to understanding the locations of the major stone supplying countries, to understanding various selection criteria and stone testing methods, this seminar will attempt to give a general overview of the stone production and selection process so that an architect can communicate appropriately with the stone supplier.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Review Types of Quarries & Basic Geological Classifications
  • Understand possible sources for natural stone materials
  • Identify important selection criteria for any design project
  • Become acquainted with physical/mechanical testing of stone materials
  • Review Award winning Natural Stone Projects

 

FRIDAY MAY 20

10:45am – 11:45am
EL804     Stone Flooring Do’s and Don’ts
[Marmomacc
/Veronafiere]

Program Summary:

This seminar will cover the basic criteria for obtaining successful stone flooring installations.  The first half of the seminar will cover stone selection, stone testing and flooring specifications.  The second half of this seminar will provide an overview of successful installation procedures, from proper substrate inspection prior to installation, to setting materials, to proper stone maintenance.  Upon completion of this course, participants will have a “best practices” checklist for proper stone flooring design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the stone selection criteria pertaining to stone flooring
  • Understanding stone testing for hard floor surfaces and proper maintenance specifications
  • Learn about the importance of substrate preparation
  • Become acquainted with proper installation practices for stone flooring
  • Identify how to avoid common mistakes in stone flooring design

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm
EL805     Adhered Stone Veneers
[MIA+BSI]

Program Summary:
Many contractors and design professionals have preferences for either adhered or anchored methods of applying stone veneer.  Yet the decision shouldn’t be based on preference.  The project details, structural support, anticipated loading, stone variety, and even local climate often provide a more objective answer as to whether adhesive or anchored methods are more appropriate. This session will discuss the code mandated and industry recommended parameters that should be evaluated to determine the system to use, and the components included in that system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand IBC (Code) Limitations and restrictions for adhering stone Veneer Units
  • Be able to verify Structural & Deflection Limit requirements of Walls to Receive Adhered Stone Veneer
  • Recognize the common Adhesive Methods and Materials used in those systems
  • Identify Quality Control Measures commonly used for Adhered Stone installations

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm
EL806a  How NSC373 Certified Stone Can Assist Projects with Sustainability Goals
[Natural Stone Council]

Program Summary:
More than ever before, environmental responsibility is on the forefront of consumers’ minds. As such, material certification is becoming more important every year to reassure educated consumers that best practices are being followed. This course will highlight how the launch of ANSI/NSC 373 – a standard for the sustainable production of natural dimensional stone – can assist projects with sustainability goals.
Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize efforts of quarries, fabricators and their distribution chains to identify and improve upon the multi-attribute processes of ANSI/NSC373 that verify a dimensional stone product has been produced and transported in an environmentally preferable manner consistent with the principles of sustainability.
  • Interpret how compliance to ANSI/NSC373’s national and international environmental, ecological, human health and social responsibility requirements for stone quarrying and production satisfy the growing demand for products that exhibit high performance in Life Cycle Assessment.
  • Compare attributes of ANSI/NSC 373 certified natural stone to sustainability measuring requirements of the most widely accepted green standardization bodies like LEED and the Living Building Challenge to enhance appreciation for the use of natural stone as a leading sustainable building material.
  • Apply ANSI/NSC 373 certification criteria to building product disclosure and optimization under LEED’s Responsible Sourcing, Raw Material Extraction and Material Ingredient Reporting to assists projects with sustainability goals.

 

SATURDAY MAY 21

10:45am – 11:45am
EL807     Natural Stone Restoration and Maintenance of Commercial and Institutional Buildings
[MIA+BSI]

Program Summary:
Natural Stone has permanence, durability, and has proven the test of time.  Yet with any building product, understanding restoration and maintenance is critical. This session will be cover both restoration “best practices” and what key components should be used in a restoration specification for institutional and commercial projects.  Learn first-hand from restoration projects that have been completed in the greater Philadelphia area.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the top 5 restoration tips architects need to know before undertaking a restoration project.
  • Identify key language that should be used when creating specifications for restoration projects.
  • Gain insight into restoration best practices with a showcase of Philadelphia based projects. (Home to AIA 2016 Convention)
  • Learn about best practices for commercial and institutional building restoration projects.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
EL806b  How NSC373 Certified Stone Can Assist Projects with Sustainability Goals
[Natural Stone Council]

Program Summary:

More than ever before, environmental responsibility is on the forefront of consumers’ minds. As such, material certification is becoming more important every year to reassure educated consumers that best practices are being followed. This course will highlight how the launch of ANSI/NSC373 – a standard for the sustainable production of natural dimensional stone – can assist projects with sustainability goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize efforts of quarries, fabricators and their distribution chains to identify and improve upon the multi-attribute processes of ANSI/NSC373 that verify a dimensional stone product has been produced and transported in an environmentally preferable manner consistent with the principles of sustainability.
  • Interpret how compliance to ANSI/NSC373’s national and international environmental, ecological, human health and social responsibility requirements for stone quarrying and production satisfy the growing demand for products that exhibit high performance in Life Cycle Assessment.
  • Compare attributes of ANSI/NSC 373 certified natural stone to sustainability measuring requirements of the most widely accepted green standardization bodies like LEED and the Living Building Challenge to enhance appreciation for the use of natural stone as a leading sustainable building material.
  • Apply ANSI/NSC 373 certification criteria to building product disclosure and optimization under LEED’s Responsible Sourcing, Raw Material Extraction and Material Ingredient Reporting to assists projects with sustainability goals.

 

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About the Natural Stone Academy
An educational collaboration among the MIA+BSI, the Indiana Limestone Institute, the Natural Stone Council, Marmomacc/Veronfiere, and Informa Exhibitions.

 

 

Thank you to our AIA Exhibit sponsors