Native Custom Stone (NCS) has been holding lunch and learn sessions for customers for more than a decade and architects love them!
Presentations cover the installation of NCS’s synthetic stone products and they focus on the various processes and technologies, as well as best practices, services, and the latest products offered in this niche industry.
Following a recent lunch and learn presentation covering The Installation of Synthetic Stone, architect Mike Nelson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB from the Alabama-headquartered RLS Design Group, had this to say:
The presentation was “very informative on materials and methods for synthetic stone with various substrates. I enjoyed the photographs, physical samples, and examples of installation.”
The lunch and learn was presented by Greg Frank, an architectural representative at Native Custom Stone, LLC. Greg, who joined the company in 2013 is in charge of operations and business development.
Nelson said he believed Frank was “a positive asset to Native Custom Stone.” He said “he is very personable, with a great sense of humor and an ever greater wealth of knowledge,” thanking the company for what he ranked as a valuable lunch and learn experience.
The Native Custom Stone Lunch & Learn Experience
NCS launched its lunch and learn presentations in 2009, targeting both existing and potential customers in the East South Central and South Atlantic regions. The motivation was to provide interested parties with the opportunity to get first-hand information about the company’s innovative products and show them how they could be installed and used for both commercial and residential projects.
From the start, architects, developers, and general contractors have been invited to attend these sessions.
Courses are free for American Institute of Architects (AIA) members and those participating in the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses. The presentations result in two credits for participants:
- One Learning Unit (LU)
- One Health and Safety Welfare Unit (HSW)
This fascinating synthetic stone installation course is open to all AIA member regions.
So, if you or members of your staff want to know more about the differences in installation techniques for synthetic and natural stone, and gain a thorough understanding about the installation practices required for synthetic stone structures utilizing rigid insulation, this is a presentation you shouldn’t miss. It also offers information about the very best options for water barrier systems that are best suited for synthetic stone installations.