Italian stone and tile manufacturer GranitiFiandre has recently expanded its continuing education program for architects, specifiers, and design professionals with the addition of its “Building Envelope Solutions: Porcelain Ventilated Façade Rain Screen Protection” course.

The course objective is to provide a working knowledge of the ventilated façade building envelope system, an understanding of the system benefits, a review of the system’s contributions to LEED building standards, and to offer economical and efficient construction design suggestions.

“The Building Envelope Solutions course explains the ventilated façade criterion requirements for a porcelain tile exterior cladding installation and how they are economically and aesthetically superior to other exterior building facades,” said Bill Perkins, Marketing & Territory Development Manager for GranitiFiandre.

GranitiFiandre also offers a course entitled Physical Properties and Proper Applications of Stone with the objective of teaching the physical composition of various stones and their proper application in residential and commercial specifications.

Both are one-hour courses and will earn AIA member participants 1.0 Health, Safety & Welfare Learning Units. Credits are also applicable for ASID and IIDA members.

For more information on continuing education programs from GranitiFiandre, call (630) 875-1877, or visit