The popularity of architectural stone masonry has waned in recent years, but the Indiana Limestone Company aims to help change this situation. The company will offer in-depth professional programs on the use of limestone in building design and construction. Geared toward architects and building trades professionals, the “Lunch-and-Learn” program format meets the continuing education credit requirements of the American Institute of Architects.
The program addresses many aspects of building with limestone, and highlights Indiana Limestone’s commitment to supporting the architectural community. Course sessions will focus on the beauty and durability of limestone, environmental impacts of quarrying the stone, comparing cast-stone alternatives with natural limestone, and the tremendous value limetone has for architectural design and construction.
In addition to continuing education about limestone, the Indiana Limestone Company offers advanced project assistance to architects in the critical early stages of the design process. ILCo’s in-house experts collaborate with architects, fabricators, masons, quarries, and freight companies to discover the best way to design using limestone. This support is designed to help keep the cost of including limestone in the project at a more reasonable level, without having to sacrifice design aesthetics or construction quality.
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Daryl Robinson says of the new program, “Architectural drawings can arrive at a fabricator as detailed as the fabricator needs to price without unknowns and submit accurate shop drawings that can be quickly approved by the architect,” adding that, “the time and money saved by having stone well detailed and ‘fabrication friendly’ in the contract documents are invaluable.”
2014 marked the first time that the Indiana Limestone Company offered these courses to architects across the country. In 2015, ILCo will expand into Canada and push farther into the East Coast. For more information on the company’s AIA-accredited educational programs, contact Indiana Limestone Company at 812-275-3341.