*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 various examples the regional Natural Stone of Lombardy – Italy are formed according to their respective geologies and selected; opportunities for application, uses and limitations for exterior and interior; both horizontal and vertical settings. There are many factors to consider when specifying Natural Stone of Lombardy for your project. What do you need to know about its geological and mechanical characteristics, color variations, and finish possibilities?
AIA: NSI-GS-1, 1 LU|HSW
LA CES: NSIGS1, 1.0 HSW PDH
NKBA: .01 CEU
IDCEC: CEU-112949, 5.1, .01 CEU
- Review of the Lombardic region and a sampling of natural stone species that are available, from the basic geological classifications from Calcareous and Siliceous types of stone: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous categories (dense limestone, breccie, sandstone, marble, serpentine and porphyry).
- Locate the natural geological formations within Lombardy.
- Share information on the range of uses and limitations for each type of stone available in the region for both interior and exterior settings.
- View interior and exterior application opportunities.
Arthur J. Sikula, AIA, Manager, Ghirardi Stone Contracting, LLC.
Dr. Stefano Ghirardi, CEO and Chairman of Marmi Ghirardi, Srl and 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 stone 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 (Ghiradi Stone Contracting, LLC) in conjunction with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) from the eye of an architect, while wearing the hardhat of the stone supplier/fabricator.
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).