Learning Studio


1 Hour, 1/2 Day and
Full Day Continuing
Education Seminars
AIA and IDCEC Learning Units

Sustainability Design and Health Safety Welfare Credits

NOTE: All topics listed below are AIA credited. IDCEC credited topics shown in RED.

Tile Learning Studio

Porcelain and Tile Basics (IDCEC)

  • How is ceramic tile manufactured?
  • Installation tips
  • The truth about porcelain

Decorative Products (IDCEC)

  • How glass, metals, and handcrafted tiles and stone are made
  • The history of decorative products
  • Specifying decorative products

New Technology of Installation Methods

  • New technology in setting materials, membranes, sealers, and grout
  • New installation methods and options
  • Tips on large format and thin tile

Facts About Waterproofing/ Soundproofing

  • What are the types of waterproofing membranes?
  • Tips in soundproofing
  • Crack isolation of tile and stone

Sponsored by:
NAC Membranes

Care and Maintenance of Tile and Stone

  • Proper routine cleaning of tile and stone
  • The chemistry of sealers
  • Cleaning and problem solving tips

Sponsored by:
VanHearron Sealers

Stone Learning Studio

Stone Basics 101 (IDCEC - Pending)

  • Regions that quarry stone
  • Characteristics and types of stone
  • Design options and considerations

Natural Stone Characteristics

  • What is the geology of stone?
  • How is stone quarried and processed?
  • Installation and fabrication tips

Natural Stone and Sustainability

  • How can stone be green?
  • What is the new NSC-373 Stone Standard?
  • Quarrying and fabricating greener

Stone as Art (IDCEC - Pending)

  • Origins of Stone as Art in history
  • Types of stone art, natural stone formations, selections, and installation
  • Stone inlays, murals, medallions, and ornamental applications

Engineered Stone, Concrete, and Terrazzo

  • The science of engineered quartz
  • Art of concrete and terrazzo in counter-tops and flooring
  • Installation, refinishing, & maintenance

Green Learning Studio

Trends That Will Affect Your Business (NEW)

  • Three generations of consumer design
  • Green concepts, recycling, reclaiming, and Infoor Ait Quality (IAQ)
  • Technology and evidence based design

Green Issues in Tile, Stone, and Coatings (IDCEC)

  • How is recycled glass and leather made?
  • What is VOC and indoor air quality?
  • Types of tile, stone, and coatings used in green building

Coverings: Wood, Leather, and Cork

  • Wood species and options in design
  • Installation, refinishing, and maintenance
  • Green coverings: wood, leather, and cork

Selecting Sustainable Materials (NEW)

  • What are the new sustainable concepts?
  • How to identify green materials in tile, stone, and wood
  • Green engineered materials and coatings

Universal Design and Aging in Place (Pending)

  • What is Universal Design?
  • Options for ADA and aging in place
  • New standards for coefficient of friction

Estudio Group LLC is a member of MIA, CTDA, and USGBC. The presenter, Fred Jackson, CTC,CSI has over 25 years building industry experience and has been a speaker/trainer at MIA, Stone Expo, Coverings, KBIS, CTDA, USGBC, TTMAC, and BSI conferences and events.

The above seminars would greatly benefit architects, designers, builders, facility managers, sales representatives, and showroom personnel. For more information call 800.784.0231, email .

The AIA plays an active role in the continuing education of its members. We strive to provide valued opportunities for AIA members to maximize their professional skills through effective learning partnerships with firms, continuing education providers and all AIA components. The Interior Design Continuing Education Council develops and maintains the standards for all interior design continuing education courses.
Estudio AIA Provider Number: K100
Estudio IDCEC Provider Number: 12-00001139