Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Natural Stone 101

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This one-hour class is designed for construction industry professionals desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Learn more about the various natural stones (limestone, travertine, onyx, marble, serpentine, sandstone, slate, quartzite, and granite). Obtain information about common quarrying techniques, fabrication, and finishing methods. With this understanding, you'll enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Obtain a better understanding about how the mineral composition and formation of stone affects its performance as a building material.
  2. Learn about the science of each species of stone, examples of how it is quarried, unique characteristics, and common applications.
  3. Gain knowledge about stone fabrication and finishing methods.
  4. Understand the resources available that are relevant to natural stone.


0.1 IDCEC CEU. Credit is also accepted by the ASID, IIDA and IDC


Contact Information:

ABC World Wide Stone
Zachary Block