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Elegance by NT Trading is Proud to be an NSI  and  AIA continuing education provider!

LIST OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES PROVIDED BY ELEGANCE/NT TRADING RECOGNIZED BY AIA, IDCEC, ASID, ASLA, NKBA, GBCI AND LACES FOR ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

CEU on Porcelain

Porcelain 2CM Paver Presentation: Installation methods for PORCELAIN 2CM PAVER

PORCELAIN 2CM PAVER is ideal for public and private outdoor flooring and stands out for its exceptional technical performance. To create the perfect solution for outdoor flooring, it is important to understand the proper installation procedures and products that should be employed. This one-hour course describes in detail the tools, techniques, and installation procedures applicable to different foundation options and installation methods for PORCELAIN 2CM PAVER.

AIA Course Number: EL-EN-1001 1.0 LU

 CEUs on Natural Stone

1. Natural Stone 101: Everything you NEED to know about designing with the oldest building material

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.

AIA Course Number: MIA10, 1.0 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 105466, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA10 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

2. Why Choose Natural Stone?

With so many building materials on the market today, this course will remind you why architects and designers keep choosing natural stone for their projects. Throughout history, we’ve seen natural stone used in iconic structures symbolizing strength and permanence. New materials strive to mimic its beauty, but genuine natural materials connect us with our planet and its future in a unique and undeniable way. Its inherent durability allows the stone to perform impeccably in commercial and residential applications, interior or exterior. New technologies are also keeping stone a front runner with innovative interior design trends by introducing new textures and patterns.

AIA Course Number: NSI20, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 106930, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

3. The Art of Specifying Natural Stone

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 ensuring 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.

AIA Course Number: MIA13, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 104505, Subject Code: 6.1, 0.1 HSW CEU LACES Course Number: MIA13, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

4. Introduction to Stone Design II

This one-hour class is designed for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Attendees will better understand the stone testing requirements needed for some residential, commercial, interior and exterior applications. They will also learn about many common applications of natural stone including walking surfaces, vertical surfaces, furniture, and countertops.

AIA Course Number: MIA02, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 105873, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: ASLA1, 1.0 HSW

5. Natural Stone and Green Design

This one-hour 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 the 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.

AIA Course Number: MIA09, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 104638, Subject Code: 5.20, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA09, 1.0 HSW

GBCI Course Number: 0090010893, 1 CE Hour NKBA: 0.1 CEU

6. Why Specify Certified Stone | How the Natural Dimension Stone Sustainability Standard Can Assist Green Building Projects

This course highlights how the dimension stone sustainability standard (ANSI/NSC 373) can assist projects with sustainability goals. The standard examines and verifies through a third party, numerous areas of stone products such as water usage, custody and transportation, site and plant management, land reclamation, corporate governance, energy, waste, chemicals, worker health and safety, and innovation credits. It also includes a companion Chain of Custody (COC) program, which ensures traceability of certified stone from the quarry to processing and throughout the supply chain and ultimately to the end of their journey.

AIA Course Number: MIA14, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC: 105465, Subject Code: 5.20, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA14, 1.0 HSW GBCI: 0920008691, 1CE Hour

7. Stone Care, What You Should Know

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.

AIA Course Number: MIA08, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 106466, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA08, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

8. Natural Stone Tile: An Overview

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.

AIA Course Number: MIA07, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 105871, Subject Code: 5.8, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA07, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

9. Natural Stone Thin Veneer: The Basics

This one-hour class is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of a relatively new application (thin veneer) of a product (natural stone). Explore natural stone's beauty and durability on structures from around the world. Learn the history and best uses for different types of stone veneer, how thin stone is produced, and common application techniques and opportunities. This course is part one of a two-part natural stone thin veneer series.

AIA Course Number: MIA04, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 106087, Subject Code: 5.3, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: ASLA5 / 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

10. Marble Use in the Kitchen

Specific to natural stone, many may think that you can only use granite on a kitchen countertop. This class will focus on the use of marble in the kitchen which is on the rise in the U.S. (note: marble has been used in kitchens for hundreds of years, especially in Europe). Attendees will learn that the use of marble in a kitchen will require different protective treatments. They will also learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen; obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface; and, expand their ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

This one-hour class is designed for residential, hospitality, and facilities management design professionals.

AIA Course Number: MIA03, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: CEU-105875, Subject Code: 4.·, 0.1 HSW CEU

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

11. Basics of Travertine Selection, Fabrication, Installation, & Maintenance

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 regard to installation and maintenance.

AIA Course Number: MIA05, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 106088, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA05, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

12. Partnering with Natural Stone Countertop Fabricators & Distributors for Increased Sales

Natural stone is one of the hottest building products in the world today with increased sales for many in the design and dealer communities. You rely on the credibility of natural stone fabricators/installers to help you exceed customer expectations. This session will guide you through the process needed to identify a quality natural stone company. This relationship is critical to developing an ally in the stone selection, fabrication, and installation processes.

NKBA: 0.1 CEU

13. Sandstone: The Basics of Selection, Fabrication, Maintenance, and Restoration

This session, presented by Natural Stone Institute, was created for design professionals to gain a better understanding of sandstone 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 sandstone is produced and fabricated and its unique application opportunities to enhance your design plans and obtain information about setting the proper consumer expectations in regard to installation and maintenance.

AIA Course Number: MIA12, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 106263, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA12, 1.0 HSW

NKBA 0.1 CEU

14. Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications

This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways including a tour of our facility. Witness a 10-minute video showcasing the history of stone, modern day quarrying techniques, and stone's durability, beauty, and value. Learn and discuss landscape, interior and exterior use and application of natural stone. Obtain more information about the use of sandstone, bluestone, limestone, and quartzite for hardscapes, as well as the interior use of limestone, marble, granite, and slate. Study the use of limestone for trims, caps, stoops, pool copings, water tables, veneers, and much more. See the importance of how safety in production practices is a key part of the stone industry.

AIA Course Number: MIA07, 1 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number: 104614, Subject Code: 5.1, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: MIA07, 1.0 HSW

NKBA: 0.1 CEU