Sintered Stone: A New Material Category Enters the Market

Sponsored by Lapitec S.p.A
By Kathy Price-Robinson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what sintered stone is (and is not) and where it is used.
  2. Discuss the sintered stone manufacturing process.
  3. Define the characteristics and sustainability factors of sintered stone.
  4. Assess the performance and testing of sintered stone.
  5. Identify the many applications for sintered stone in residential, commercial, and institutional building projects.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
ASLA
1 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

Sintered stone is a new material so unlike ceramic, or natural stone that it warrants its own category for building standards, which are now being developed in Europe. This course demonstrates that sintered stone has the workability of natural stone with the sustainability and performance of ceramic. This new material is durable to whatever threat may come, either by nature or humans. The course shows how sintered stone is used in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications from countertops to flooring, walls, cladding, and more.

Sintered Stoned

 

Lapitec S.p.A. Lapitec is made in Italy and has direct partnering with distributors in 72 countries aligned with professional architectural reps in place to provide the highest level of service, material quality for architects and designers worldwide. Lapitec is a new material category, classified as Sintered Stone. It is produced with a mixture of 100% natural minerals, that is clean and safe for people, especially the environment.

 

Originally published in September 2019

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