The Stone and Tile Pavilion will once again be sponsored by Stone World and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazines. Within this pavilion, selected AIA/CES Registered Providers will participate in the Expo Education Program by offering educational opportunities at their booths. Programs will be 15 to 20 minutes in duration, and credits are recorded as .25 hour per session (with a minimum of four sessions required). Participating providers related to the stone industry include: Custom Building Products, Expanded Shale Clay & Slate Institute, Indiana Limestone Institute, Internazionale Marmi E Macchine Carrara, Laticrete International, Inc., Marble Institute of America, Inc., Natural Stone Council and Veronafiere.
The Natural Stone Council is making its debut appearance at the 2004 AIA Expo, and it will be distributing a professional CD/DVD at the event and as a follow-up to inquiries received from the design community afterwards. The CD/DVD will include a 12-to-15 minute â€œstoryâ€ of natural stone from quarry to installation; directions on how to obtain more technical information about the product; and a directory of companies that have contributed to the Natural Stone Council's project.