Italian stone and tile manufacturer GranitiFiandre 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.

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

For more information, call (630) 875-1877 or visit