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Stone Forensics Offers Stone & Tile Troubleshooting Workshop

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Stone Forensics Offers Stone & Tile Troubleshooting Workshop

Posted on 28 August 2018 by cradmin

Stone Forensics has announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training January 21-24, 2019 in Las Vegas.

According to Fred Hueston who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise. This seminar is perfect for restoration and installation contractors as well as architects, building engineers and maintenance staff who have to deal with stone and tile installation and restoration.”

The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installations failures. The stone and tile troubleshooting program is a full 4 days with the certification test on the last day. The program is only offered once per year and the class size is limited. This course will also offer certification for those who wish to be certified inspectors. The cost of the class is $2500 per person.

This comprehensive class covers the following topics:

*The Geology of Stone
*Understanding the Structure of Different kinds of stone and materials
*Identification of stone and tile types
*Quarry techniques that affect the final product
*Production of tile and slabs
*Fabrication and installation requirements
*Physical and Chemical Testing
*Stone and Tile Forensic Investigation
*Diagnosis of Problems
*Stone and Tile Restoration
*Repair and replacement
*Stain Removal
*Troubleshooting
*Report writing
*Expert witness testimony
*Slip Resistance
*Laboratory testing
One day will be spent in the field examining failures.

For further information and to register go to stoneforensics.com or contact Dr. Fred at 321-514-6845.

You may also be interested in viewing other upcoming events on our Calendar.

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Stone Forensics to Hold Stone Inspector Training in Conjunction with StonExpo

Posted on 10 October 2013 by cradmin

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program from January 27 to 31, 2014, during StonExpo in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues … are on the rise. There are only a few qualified inspectors in the US and there are unfortunately few quality training opportunities in this discipline.”

The program is being offered in Las Vegas so students can observe failures of stone and tile installations in real time. “We will spend an entire day going on inspections as part of the class,” said Hueston.

The stone inspectors program runs five days with the certification test on the last day. Thoses wanting to attend StonExpo will have time because the class will only last a half day on Wednesday. The program is only offered once per year and the class size is limited to 10 students. The following will be covered in the comprehensive class: Geology of stone; understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and marble materials; identification of stone and tile types; quarry techniques that affect the final product; production of tile and slabs; fabrication and installation requirements; physical and chemical testing; stone and tile forensic investigation; diagnosis of problems; stone and tile restoration; repair and replacement; stain removal; troubleshooting; report writing; expert witness testimony; slip resistance; and laboratory testing.

More information is available at https://www.stoneforensics.com/training.html.

Related Link: The Stone & Tile Field Guide

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Stone Forensics Offers Stone Inspection Training in June

Posted on 31 May 2013 by cradmin

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program June 24 to 27  in San Diego. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise. There are only a few qualified inspectors in the United States and there are unfortunately few quality training opportunities in this discipline.”

The program includes a certification test on the last day and the class size limited. The cost of the class is $1,500 per person.

The following will be covered: the geology of stone; understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and marble materials; identification of stone and tile types; quarry techniques that affect the final product; production of tile and slabs; fabrication and installation requirements; physical and chemical testing; stone and tile forensic investigation; diagnosis of problems; stone and tile restoration; repair and replacement; stain removal; troubleshooting; report writing; expert witness testimony; slip resistance; and laboratory testing.

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