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Architects who complete this collection are eligible to apply to enter the contest. The winner will receive a trip to Marmomacc to attend Designing With Natural Stone, a week-long AIA-approved continuing education program in Verona, Italy. The 2013 edition of the program will take place the week of September 23, 2013. Details below.
DURATION OF CONTEST: May 1 - July 15, 2013
Veronafiere, an international trade fair company based in Verona, Italy. Veronafiere is the host and organizer of Marmomacc, the international trade fair for stone, design, and technology.
Licensed, U.S.-based architects who complete and pass the following two (2) online courses hosted by AEC Daily. If you have already taken and passed one or more of these courses after April 1st, 2012, you will not have to take them again to be eligible for this contest.
An Introduction To Sourcing Dimensional Stone by Veronafiere
Provides an overview of the history of the dimensional stone industry in Verona, Italy and gives an architect the basic criteria for selecting stone materials and fabrication services in the Verona area.
Sustainable Design: The Use Of Natural Stone In Green Architecture by Veronafiere
This course will provide you with an introduction to stone, an overview of the principles and drivers in the green/sustainability building movement, and descriptions of how stone makes an appropriate, attractive, and natural material design choice that will contribute to a holistic solution over the life cycle of a project.
Eligible architects can then apply to enter the contest. Their application will consist of a curriculum vitae and a cover letter specifying why the architect wishes to take part in the Marmomacc continuing education course (applicants will also have the option to include images of projects as part of the application). Applications must be e-mailed or faxed to The Consultants International Group (CIG) Inc., North American Representative for Marmomacc, no later than July 15th (e-mail email@example.com; fax 202-393-4655). For more information, you can also call CIG at 202-783-7000. The winner will be selected, by CIG, based on the candidates demonstrated interest in the field, responsibilities within their firm, and experience with stone.
If you applied as part of the 2012 Marmomacc continuing education contest and would like to be considered again please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have the option of updating the application that you submitted last year.
The winner will receive a trip to Marmomacc, as defined below, to attend "Designing With Natural Stone," a week-long AIA-approved continuing education program in Verona, Italy. The 2013 edition of the program will take place the week of September 23rd. The winner must commit to attend the entire program to receive the prize.
Specifically, the winner will receive:
Round-trip airfare in Economy Class to Verona or Milan, Italy,
Complimentary hotel accommodations for the duration of the course (5 hotel nights in Verona),
Complimentary meals for the duration of the course (starting with a welcome dinner on Monday, September 23, 2013 and ending with breakfast on the last day of the course), and
20+ free AIA Continuing Education Hours included in the Verona program.
October 13, 3012
Dear AEC Daily,
I have been to trade shows before, but I was totally awed by the scale and the scope of the show in Verona! Designing With Natural Stone 2012, the continuing education program in Verona, Italy, that I was able to attend as the winner of the Veronafiere/Santa Margherita contest hosted by AEC Daily is held in conjunction with the Marmomacc trade show. The show surpassed all of my preconceived notions and expectations about what this international trade fair for stone, design and technology might entail. Anything that one might want to know about the stone trade and industry from all over the world seemed available at this one venue and what better way to immerse oneself in a greater understanding of how stone can be used in the practice of designing and constructing buildings than to come to this place and participate in the many opportunities available to attend seminars, visit quarries, manufacturing plants and testing facilities, and meet people in the trade with the experience and knowledge to assist stone designers in selecting, detailing, and specifying stone for use in the buildings they work on.
This was much more than just a week-long trade show. It was a chance to focus, through education, on one material, stone -- the way it is processed, historical and conventional uses, new technologies and manufacturing processes, and the how-tos of installation practices. This was truly a focused learning experience covering all aspects of this industry that anyone using stone materials in their practices should not miss!
Kudos to the organizers and educational seminar lecturers! This was an excellent program conceived and knitted with the highest standard of professionalism and forethought. To be able to participate in this program with a wonderful group of esteemed peers from all over the world, and to immerse myself in Italian culture for over a week, is and will always be one of the highlights of my professional career. I feel very fortunate to have had this opportunity and am glad of the new friends I have made on this trip. My deepest thanks and gratitude to all of those involved.
Course Name (click titles for details) Sponsor/Underwriter Duration An Introduction to Sourcing Dimensional Stone: The Example of Verona, Italy as a Materials and Processing Center Veronafiere 1 hr(s) Sustainable Design: The Use of Natural Stone in Green Architecture Veronafiere 1.5 hr(s)
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