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2020-05-19 12:00:002020-05-19 13:00:00America/New_YorkThe Art of Specifying Natural Stone*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will
May 19, 2020
Photo: Arthur Sikula
5/19/20, 12pm - 1pm
1.0 LU / 1.0 HSW
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
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? 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.
Speakers: Arthur J. Sikula, AIA, Manager, Ghirardi Stone Contracting, LLC Dr. Stefano Ghirardi, CEO & Chairman, Ghirardi Stone Contracting, LLC
As an architect for more than 35 years, Arthur J. Sikula, AIA, manages the North American presence for a more-than-eighty-year-old Italian stone company. This relationship organically transitioned from the years that Marmi Ghirardi has serviced his pre-order, cut-to-size projects, as specified and designed by the architectural practice that specializes in cultural, hospitality and luxury multiple dwelling building types. This presentation is made by the stone supplier/fabricator in conjunction with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) from the eye of an architect.
As a stone quarrier/fabricator/supplier with more than 28 years of broad experience dealing with commercial, contractual and technical aspects of the global stone industry, Dr. Stefano Ghirardi, serves as the CEO and Chairman of Marmi Ghirardi, Srl as well as Ghirardi Stone Contracting, LLC. Along with his advanced degrees in business economics, he is fluent in English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese (with his native Italian). He has held the presidential offices with the Natural Stone Association (Confindustria Marmomacchine) and the European Natural Stone Federation (Euroroc).
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