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BSI: Glossary Of Terms For Natural Stone
Building Stone Institute provides an alphabetical glossary of terms used in the natural stone industry.

Builder Magazine: Examples Of Stone Designs
Builder Magazine online slide show provides examples of projects, ranging from charming cottages to cutting-edge designs, all of which lean on the strength of stone.

MIA: Types & Uses Of Natural Stone
Marble Institute of America, a global association of natural stone producers, has resources on marble products, standards, applications, education, and events.
Industry Information

10times: Listing Of Trade Shows For Stone Industry
10times lists trade shows & fairs in the natural stone, building & construction industry with a calendar, search by country, and city, plus trade show news.
Industry Sectors

BSI: US Building Stone Institute
Building Stone Institute is a US trade association serving the natural stone industry.

MIA+BSI: Natural Stone Institute
Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Building Stone Institute (BSI) on January 1, 2016, began a two-year joint venture to consolidate operations and focus on five key industry initiatives. Together, MIA and BSI (known as MIA+BSI, the Natural Stone Institute) serve more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events.
Information Sources

CSI: Resource Site On Architectural Cast Stone
US Cast Stone Institute provides architectural cast stone information and technical resources including specs, colours, anchors, details, patching, glossary of terms, and technical bulletins on design tips and care & maintenance.

Stone World: Resource Site On Marble & Stone
Stone World site provides information and resources on marble and strone for fabricators, installers, Specifiers, and customers.
Procedures

MIA+BSI: Recommended Practices For Natural Stone
Natural Stone Institute provides on online guide covering natural stone types (granite, marble, sandstone), uses, tests, finishes, design, installation, anchoring, and much more. (PDF)
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