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Green Squared

Provider: Interceramic Tile & Stone #J856

Title: Understanding Green Squared Certification

IDCEC: CEU104638

Course Designation: LU/HSW/SD

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be given an understanding of the new multi attribute certification known as Green Squared.
Relevance to the green building community that supports rating systems, specifications, and related industry programs.
Participants will learn the definition of product sustainability as it relates to the ceramic tile industry.
Participants will be given a means to measure sustainability using the triple bottom line.

Natural Stone 101

Natural Stone 101

Everything you NEED to know about designing with the oldest building material

AIA Course Number: MIA10, 1.0 HSW LU

IDCEC: CEU105466, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA10

NKBA: MIA159R, 0.1 CEU

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.

Learning Objectives Include:

  1. Obtain a better understanding about how the mineral composition and formation of stone affect 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.

Basics of Travertine

Basics of Travertine

Basics of Travertine Selection, Fabrication, Installation, & Maintenance

AIA Course Number: MIA05, 1.0 HSW/LU

IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU104044, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU


NKBA Course Number: MIA155R, 0.1 CEU

This one-hour class is designed for design professionals to gain a full understanding of travertine as a building material.

Learn more about how to select this natural stone for a variety of interior and exterior applications.

Gain an understanding of how travertine is fabricated and its unique application opportunities to enhance your design plans.

Obtain information about setting the proper consumer expectation in regards to installation and maintenance.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Learn about the travertine selection process and how to identify quality material.
  2. Obtain information on travertine uses and limitations in both interior and exterior settings.
  3. Gain an understanding about how travertine is fabricated and installed.
  4. Learn about how to maintain and care for travertine after it has been installed.

Stone Care

Stone Care

Stone Care, What You Should Know

AIA Course Number: MIA08, 1.0 HSW LU

IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU106466, Subject Code: 3.1, 0.1 HSW CEU


NKBA Course Number: MIA157R, 0.1 CEU

This one hour course will give design professionals a general understanding of natural stone and the best practices for care and maintenance.
Find out what to expect from a stone sealer in both interior and exterior applications and discover the truth about when to seal and when not to seal.
Discuss the chemical make-up of different types of cleaners and how they can affect the longevity of your stone installation.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of natural stone and how their chemical composition affects their performance
  2. Analyze different types of natural stone sealers and cleaning products and what to expect from them.
  3. Determine the proper care & maintenance products to use for: flooring, countertop, exterior cladding, or shower applications.
  4. Identify common problems with porous materials.

Natural Stone Overview

Natural Stone Overview

Natural Stone Tile: An Overview

AIA Course Number: MIA07, 1.0 HSW LU

IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-105871, Subject Code: 5.8, 0.1 HSW CEU


NKBA Course Number: MIA156R, 0.1 CEU

This one hour course will familiarize design professionals with the resources available for installation methods and specifying standards for natural stone tile.
We will review the characteristics of natural stone in order to understand how they might affect your project.
See examples of common stone tile failures and discuss the best practices to ensure a successful installation.

Learning Objectives Include:

  1. Understand the basic stone types and methods of formation
  2. Gain an understanding of the key aspects of Stone Tile Specification as introduced in the 2011-12 TCNA Handbook, ANSI A 108/A118, and the MIA Dimension Stone Design Manual 7.2
  3. Understand how the intricacies of Stone Tile Installation can impact your project
  4. Learn key differences between the installation of Stone Tile and Ceramic/Porcelain Tile

Specifying Natural Stone

Specifying Natural Stone

Specifying: The Art of Specifying Natural Stone

AIA Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW LU

IDCEC: CEU-104505, 0.1 HSW CEU, Subject Code: 6.4

LACES Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW/LU

NKBA: MIA159R, 0.1 CEU

This one hour session is designed to give architects and designers an overview of how to specify natural stone. There are many factors to consider to ensure you are choosing the proper material for your project. What do you need to know about its species, color variations, and finish possibilities? Is the quarry able to produce the sizes and quantities you need? And finally, what factors affect the price of the stone you specify?Get the resources you need to help ensure the stone you choose meets the standards and design intent set for your application.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Discuss the responsibilities and liabilities of each pillar in the typical construction project.
  2. Review resources to find more information about natural stone standards.
  3. Learn how to plan for the longevity of an installation by specifying appropriate materials.
  4. Evaluate factors specific to the price of different materials, finishes and methods.

Green Design

Green Design

Green Design:Natural Stone and Green Design

AIA Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW LU

IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-102590, Subject Code: 5.20, 0.1 HSW CEU


GBCI Course Number: 0090010893, 1 CE Hour

NKBA Course Number: MIA158R, 0.1 CEU

This one our presentation is intended to explain how natural stone fits into the Green movement. The stone industry continues to reduce environmental impacts through technology advancements and responsible manufacturing and shipping processes. We will discuss historical uses of natural stone that have stood the test of time. You will see examples of how key characteristics of stone such as its life cycle and carbon footprint satisfy elements of green building standards.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Understanding the characteristics of natural stone and its historical uses
  2. Understanding how natural stone fits into the Green Movement
  3. Understanding how natural stone relates to current green building standards
  4. Understanding how the natural stone industry is reducing environmental impacts

Privacy Policy

This document discusses and discloses the privacy policy and practices for the internet web site operated by Internacional de Cerámica, S.A.B. de C.V. (collectively with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Interceramic”). The terms of our Privacy Policy apply to all web sites operated by Interceramic.
Interceramic wants you to know and understand the terms and conditions established by us relating to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information through the Interceramic web site. For these purposes, “personally identifiable information” means data and other information transmitted or communicated via the internet that can be used by Interceramic to identify and contact a unique individual.

Data we collect
Interceramic collects personally identifiable information when you visit the site’s pages or when you voluntarily provide information to Interceramic through the site.

The site automatically logs information about you from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, the Interceramic web pages you visit and similar information. You may also choose to voluntarily provide us with information about you at various places on the site. Personal information which we may ask you to provide includes your name, location, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number and other similar information.

This site may place and access cookies when you visit the site. A cookie is a small data file that websites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file contains information that can specifically identify you each time you visit the site. Interceramic uses cookies as a way to measure activity and traffic patterns on the site. We also use information gathered from the placement of cookies to customize and enhance your experience on the Interceramic web site. For example, by retaining your name and address and other information that you have entered during your visit to our site for ease of future access and transactions. You may choose to set your computer to reject cookies if you desire, but the methods for doing this differ from browser to browser so you will have to check with your provider to be certain.

Note also that disabling cookies may make certain parts or aspects of our web site unavailable to you. From time-to-time Interceramic may request that visitors to our site provide additional information, generally via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you will thus have a choice whether or not to disclose additional information that may be requested. Information requested via surveys and contests may include additional demographic information, but will usually be very obvious from the information requests and context.

Other use we may give to collected data
In addition to the use we may make of cookies, Interceramic may also use the information collected through our web site to send you information and promotional material, to process your requests for information or services and to customize and improve the site for your future visits.

Data we may share and how we share it
Interceramic is not in the business of selling or renting your personally identifiable information, and we may share information about you with others only under the following circumstances:

when necessary to third parties who work for Interceramic in order to process your requests or provide you information;
when you expressly consent to disclosure;
by operation of law, when such information is transferred as a part of a sale of assets including the assets represented by this site; to comply with law, court orders, subpoenas or other valid legal process; or to enforce or apply Interceramic’s agreements or protect Interceramic’s rights.

In the event that Interceramic or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, your information may be one of the transferred assets.

Links to other sites
Interceramic’s web site contains links to other web sites and you need to be aware that other, non-Interceramic web sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Interceramic. For instance, if you click an ad on our web site, you may be directed away from our site to an entirely different web site not owned or maintained by Interceramic. Examples of this include links from advertisers, content providers and trade partners who may also use our logo or our style as part of a co-branding agreement. It should usually be clear when you have ventured from an Interceramic web site, but be mindful that some of these other web sites may collect data from you that Interceramic would not and may use that data in ways that Interceramic would not.

Interceramic takes considerable precautions to protect your personally identifiable information against theft, loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction and alteration when you visit our web site. In certain areas of the site, your information may be protected using standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also take steps to protect user-information off-line.

All of our users’ information is restricted to use solely in our offices and only for business related purposes. All of our employees that might have any access to personally identifiable information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices which are strictly enforced. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified of the changes and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, as well as being updated on what they can do to ensure that your personally identifiable information is protected.

Correcting and deleting information we collected from you
If the information you have given Interceramic changes and you would like to modify it or if you would like to view the information Interceramic has about you, you can access your personal profile and edit the information contained in it by going to the “Register” tab. In addition, if you wish to remove information about yourself from Interceramic’s files, use the “Contact us” form available on the web site or send an email to the address listed on the site. With any request, provide Interceramic with a means to identify you and contact you if necessary. Interceramic will respond to appropriate requests within a reasonable time.

We may change our Privacy Policy occasionally
Interceramic may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If Interceramic decides to change its privacy practices for our site, we will post the upcoming changes to the Privacy Policy on the site in advance of the changes taking effect. You should periodically check the Privacy Policy on the site to review any pending or other changes.

Effective: June 12, 2013