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Engineered Stone: Designing for Sustainability

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

Provides an overview of engineered stone, with a focus on the process of designing with the material and descriptions of how enginee red stone makes an appropriate, attractive, cost-effective, and sustainable design choice.No prerequisite knowledge required .

Objectives

  • Determine the elements and technical characteristics of engineered stone, describe the process of production, and recall atleast two advancements that support the use of engineered stone as a sustainable material. 
  • Recognize the sustainable performance capabilities of engineered stone in terms of its life cycle, durability, strength, flexibility, impact- and scratch-resistance. 
  • Identify key fabrication and design process issues to consider when specifying engineered stone and explain how engineered stone wasused to create successful installations. 
  • Analyze the sustainability benefits of using engineered stone, and determine how theuse of engineered stone in a design project can contribute towards achieving LEEDr credits.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
BOMI (CPD) 1.0