An Introduction to Specifying Natural Stone for Buildings

Royal Institute of British Architects Certified

• RIBA/CPD Learning units: 1

Natural stone has been used to contruct buildings for thousands of years, but all too often, particularly in modern construction, the stone can be incorrectly selected resulting in poor performance. This seminar provides architects with a solid introduction into the selection of natural stone for construction. Starting with basic geology and stone types before progressing onto discussions about quarrying, operational processing of the stone, testing and cost management. Important design considerations and selection criteria are reviewed enabling the audience to ensure that the right stone is used for the right application.