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How to specify sustainable sintered surfaces

Presented by Neolith & CDK

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September 1st, 2020


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Session Synopsis:
The aim of this presentation is to give architects and designers an understanding of sintered stone, its application in design and how to specify sustainable sintered stone.
Sintered stone sustainable development process will be explained and its unique characteristics and benefits.
Participants will be taught how to critically evaluate sintered stone for different design options and project types, from kitchens to facades.
The session will promote a more environmentally aware and sustainable industry by going through key questions to ask in the specification of sustainable sintered stone.


Key Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Identify and define what sintered stone is and how it can be used in projects.
  • Have the ability to Identify sintered stone styles for creative imagination and producing coherent design.
  • Critically evaluate sintered stone for formulating design options in different applications and sustainability requirements.
  • Evaluate sintered stone for different project requirements from internal to facades.


AACA Competency Standards related to this session:

  • Design: Conceptual Design 3.2, 3.7
  • Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6


Presented by:
Nathan Karpenko, State General Manager – Business Development – Stone & Neolith

Nathan is State General Manager Business Development for Stone & Neolith and has been with CDK Stone for over 13 years. With over 17 years’ experience in managing teams and working within architectural and design sales, Nathan has extensive stone and product knowledge and has worked on large commercial and high-end residential projects, helping clients create and deliver amazingly designed spaces.


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