NSI Presents New CEU Courses

The Natural Stone Institute has announced two new CEU courses covering Natural Stone vs. Manmade Materials in Exterior and Interior Applications. Both courses compare the versatility, performance characteristics and green building considerations for both natural stone and manmade materials. Understanding these key points will prepare participants with knowledge for design … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Becomes Endorsing Partner of Hardscape North America

The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) has become an Endorsing Partner of Hardscape North America, a trade show for hardscape contractors, dealers and landscape professionals. Held annually in Louisville, KY, the HNA and Equip Expo shows co-locate and host more than 20,000 hardscape and landscape professionals. As of July 1, the … Read more

National Building Granite Quarries Association Merges with the Natural Stone Institute

The National Building Granite Quarries Association (NBGQA) has voted to merge with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) to further advance industry efforts to support quarry advocacy, sustainability, outreach to architects and designers and continued efforts to promote the use of natural stone. The NBGQA was founded more than a century … Read more

Katie Jensen Joins Natural Stone Institute Executive Committee

The Natural Stone Institute announced that Katie Jensen (Triton Stone Group) has been selected to join the association’s executive committee as board secretary. Jensen commented: “I am honored to have been selected to the Natural Stone Institute executive committee. It has been a joy to contribute and deliver an outstanding … Read more

Natural Stone Resource Library Adds New Documents

Sixteen new documents have been added to the Natural Stone Resource Library. Authored by Technical Director Chuck Muehlbauer, the documents originally appeared as Queries & Quandaries articles in The Cutting Edge. A wide variety of topics are covered, including tolerances, stone anchors, testing flexural strength and countertop overhang limits. The … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Tucker Design Award Recipients

The twelve winning projects of the 2020 Tucker Design Awards will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on August 18 at 11am. The 2020 Bybee Prize recipient will also be announced during this virtual celebration. The 2020 Tucker Design Award recipients are: Eric Inman Daum, LLC Boch Garden Pavilion Norwood, … Read more