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|Veronafiere is an Italian trade fair company based in Verona that organizes more than 30 trade shows a year, including MARMOMACC, the International Trade Fair for Stone, Design and Technology. Held annually at Veronafiere, MARMOMACC is the global showcase of stone materials and machinery. In 2013, more than 1,400 exhibitors from 60 countries attracted over 60,000 trade visitors - including more than 31,000 foreign visitors from 143 countries. MARMOMACC is the ideal place to see the latest stone-related machinery and technologies, to directly source stone for commercial projects, and to view the full spectrum of stone materials available for residential applications. Each year, the show features a number of architectural exhibits and conferences devoted to designing with dimensional stone.|
Marmomacc Stone Academy and ASSIMAGRA Offer Continuing Education Program For Architects In Portugal
In collaboration with Veronafiere’s Marmomacc Stone Academy, ASSIMAGRA – the Portuguese Mineral Resources Association – will offer the first continuing education course on natural stone design for foreign architects in Portugal. “Designing with Natural Stone Portugal 2014,” will offer more than 18 educational credits approved by the AIA (American Institute of Architects), the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). This program – which will be offered from June 1st to the 6th -- will provide an opportunity to learn about Portuguese natural stone materials and their extraction, processing technologies, and new products and surface finishings. Portugal is the eighth most important player in the global natural stone trade, but second in per-capita terms. Participants will visit the two largest stone quarrying and processing hubs in Portugal: the marble region in Alentejo (Vila Viçosa) and the limestone region in the Serras de Aires and Candeeiros Natural Park (located in central Portugal). They will also be able to discover Lisbon, one of the most iconic cities in Europe.
Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Lisbon and a $225 registration fee. The organizers will cover -- in addition to the four days of education -- five hotel nights, meals, and other local expenses during the course.
Capacity is limited. Those interested in more information on the program and on how to apply should e-mail Sebastiano Brancoli at email@example.com. The deadline for submitting applications is April 7th.
Veronafiere Organizes a Week-Long AIA Continuing Education Course
The goal of the course is to encourage the use of natural stone in contemporary architecture. Veronafiere has been an AIA/CES provider since 1999. In the past eleven years, more than 240 architects from the U.S., as well as from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Poland, India, Iran, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the Scandinavian countries have participated in the course.
Since 2003, Veronafiere has also been recognized as a continuing education provider by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
For more information on the course please contact Sebastiano Brancoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINNER OF MARMOMACC STONE ACADEMY CONTEST REPORTS ON EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN VERONA
Michael Burns (AIA, CID) the winner of the 2013 Marmomacc Stone Academy continuing education contest, sponsored by Veronafiere and hosted by AEC Daily, traveled to Verona, Italy, in late September to attend “Designing With Natural Stone.” Veronafiere offers this course to help architects learn advanced techniques in the use of marble, granite and other stone materials. The program is a unique combination of classroom lectures, guided architectural tours, and field trips to local quarries, as well as to natural stone processing facilities. This comprehensive approach enables architects to better understand stone’s full life-cycle -- including how marble is quarried, cut, processed, finished, selected for specific jobs and installed, all using the latest technologies and products.
I cannot begin to say what an outstanding professional and personal experience these 5 days in Verona were. I have been attending national and state conventions, various national architectural committee meetings and other local educational events for more than 36 years and have never experienced anything that compares to this continuing education course at Marmomacc in Verona, Italy.
My sincerest thanks go to Veronafiere for sponsoring my attendance, to AEC Daily for hosting the contest, and especially to the organizers of the week’s varied programs that included excursions to an active quarry, several factories, showrooms, classroom presentations and interactive sessions, the Marmomacc show, and the opportunity to build new friendships with fellow industry professionals and architects from around the world. Attending this program in Italy was the “frosting on the cake”.
Although Marmomacc is the world’s leading stone trade show, this experience was far more than that. A particularly useful exercise was when the group of about 30 was broken into smaller groups of 6 people or so and each small group was given the task of selecting a particular type of stone for a specific project use. At the end of the next day each group made a presentation to the whole explaining their selection process and decision. The technical experts that had made presentations earlier in the week then provided constructive feedback to each group.
What made this experience so special for me was spending 5 intense days with the same group of people, not only getting to know them personally but also learning about their professional interests and unique and varied skillsets. The evening meals provided a welcome respite from our busy days. A highlight for me was the surprise entertainment by two very gifted opera singers at our first evening meal together.
The combination of a well-organized, varied but focused program, the social interaction, a perfect venue and location provided me with this incomparable experience. Again I sincerely thank everyone involved.
Michael has more than 36 years of experience in architectural practice and since 1983 has operated his own practice, Michael J. Burns Architects, Ltd., in Moorhead, MN. In addition to the program in Verona, Veronafiere offers continuing education courses in Las Vegas (January 28, 2014, in conjunction with the StonExpo.Marmomacc Americas trade show) and in Brazil (February 18-23, 2014, in conjunction with the Vitoria Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America trade show). For more information on these programs, please e-mail email@example.com.