International innovation in stone design: an historical perspective
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Vince Marazita, Stone Trends International
This introductory lecture will present a glimpse at the last 25 years of stone innovation and technology. From the number of stones on the market, to the introduction of diamond tools in quarrying and fabrication, to the ever changing architectural design criteria and standards, this one-hour informational tour will frame the clash between traditional and modern design practices, while presenting a new look at processing and installation efficiencies within current sustainability goals and standards.