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

Accessibility Barrier-free (BF), Sustainability Design (SD) and Health Safety Welfare (HSW) Credits.

NOTE: All topics listed below are AIA credited. IDCEC credited topics shown in RED (IDCEC).
Tour Options (TO), Auxiliary Programs (AP). All topics available in Live Webinars.

Stone Learning Studio

Stone Basics, Stone Art, Fabricate, Install & Maintain, #EGSBFM (IDCEC) (HSW) (TO)

  • Examine what technology and equipment is used to quarry, process, and fabricate natural stone
  • Evaluate and discuss how to use stone art, slabs, murals, in lays, and ornamental materials
  • Understand the geology and characteristics of natural stone like marble, granite, travertine, and limestone
  • Determine how to specify proper stone installation, accessibility, care and maintenance, and use of accessories

Stone as Art, #EGSTART82013 (IDCEC) (HSW)

  • Types of stone art, quarrying, fabrication, and installation
  • What is the use of stone art, shapes, and murals in residential, commercial, and hospitality projects
  • Origins of Stone as Art in history and today
  • Special applications for stone art carvings and ornamental designs

Natural Stone Characteristics, #EGNSC13 (AP)

  • How Natural stone is processed and options in textures
  • Applications and limitations of stone in the building industry
  • Stone Geology and dimensional stone formations
  • Care and Maintenance of stone

Care and Maintenance of Tile and Stone (Pending)

  • Study the various types of Sealers
  • Recognize the difference between Enhancers & Coatings for Stone
  • Explain the maintenance and daily Cleaning of Stone
  • Learn how to deal with Problems Solving like etches & stains

Stoneology 2.0: Stone as Art, Accessibility & Innovation, 4-hour, #EGSAAI (IDCEC) (HSW) (TO)

  • Discover the origins of stone as art in history, geology, and modern-day applications, innovations in fabrication and accessibility
  • Examine innovations in processing, quarrying techniques, fabrication, and on-site tour of facilities, slab yards and quarries

Tile Learning Studio

Porcelain, Sintered, Stone, and Quartz, and Decorative Latest Technology, #EGPSQT (IDCEC) (HSW) (TO)

  • Understand technology in manufacturing including standard tests and comparison of technical
  • Examine use of adhesives, accessories, membranes, profiles, care and maintenance and allied products
  • Identify what porcelain, sintered, stone, quartz, and decorative products are
  • Review new standards for installation methods for countertop, floor and veneer

Decorative Products Glass, Metals, Tile and Stone, #EGDPG

  • How to install and properly specify decorative products
  • Custom options and issues in using decorative products
  • How are decorative products like glass, metals, tile and stone manufactured
  • Maintenance and restoration of decorative products

Porcelain and Ceramic Basics, #EGPCB13 (HSW) (AP)

  • Latest manufacturing technology including technical tests & standards
  • Examine use of accessories, membranes, profiles, crack isolation, sound isolation and waterproofing
  • What are the types of porcelain and decorative products?
  • New standards for installation methods for countertop, floor & veneer

Modern Fabrication Installation and Pedestal Systems (Pending)

  • Discuss veneer applications for porcelain, terra cotta and stone
  • Examine modern countertop fabrication on stone, porcelain & quartz
  • Explore paving, pedestal systems and allied products
  • Identify specialty installation options and materials

Tileology 2.0: Porcelain Latest Technology, Sound, & Waterproofing, 4-hour, #EGPTSW (IDCEC) (HSW) (TO)

  • Discover the history of porcelain and decorative tile and the latest technology including installation methods and materials
  • Examine innovations in manufacturing and materials including on-site tour of facility, showroom or plant

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

All listed 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