The Natural Stone Institute is proud to have again served as a supporting association for Middle East Stone, which took place December 5-8, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

NSI presented two live education courses on December 6 as part of the event. Our thanks to member Sajiv Shrivastva (Al Milad), who facilitated these sessions:

NSI Provides  Education at  Middle East Stone

The Art of Specifying Natural Stone 

This session was designed to give architects and designers an overview of how to specify natural stone.  There are many factors to consider to ensure you are choosing the proper material for your project.  What do you need to know about its species, color variations, and finish possibilities? Is the quarry able to produce the sizes and quantities you need? And finally, what factors impact the price of the stone you specify? Get the resources you need to help ensure the stone you choose meets the standards and design intent set for your application.

Myth-busting Practical Applications of Natural Stone 

With so many building materials on the market today, why is natural stone the best material for your application?A group of design professionals discussed why they chose natural stone as their premier building material.  Tips were presented on how to choose and specify the correct natural stone for your application. Attendees were encouraged to take away from the session a plan to build natural stone into their design repertoire.

Middle East Stone is the region’s only dedicated event for the natural stone industry. Running this year from December 5-8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event brought targeted construction professionals together from around the world for four days of intensive information gathering, lead generation, and knowledge sharing. Middle East Stone is co-located with The Big 5, the region’s largest construction event, creating a one stop shop for the industry to source all products throughout the construction cycle, from concept to completion.

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