Technical Seminars Preview

Monday 4th June


9.00 – 10.30  am

Seminar 1

Part I – Apuan marble varieties: uniqueness of geological genesis, commercial names and product types.

Speaker: Marco Antonio Ragone, Archictect

Part II: – Book-match pattern installation: examination of the ornamental decoration, cutting techniques and combination for the symmetry of the design.

Speaker: Stefano Storti, Engineer

Addressed to: stone material operators, architects

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar 2

Sustainability in stone materials mining: quarry management and measures to be adopted for a better integration between production and environment.

Speaker: Piero Primavori, Geologist

Seminar addressed to:  stone technologies operators

Tuesday 5th June


11:00 am  – 12:30 pm

Seminar 1

The behaviour of marble varieties once installed : preliminary analysis and installation methods for their best performance

Speaker:  Piero Primavori, geologist

Addressed to:  stone material operators, architects

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar 2

Minimasing marble waste:

Part I: The waste from the excavation of marble; management and recycling hypothesis

Speaker: Cooperative Apuana Vagli + Kerakoll

Part II: The reinforcement and resining of marble blocks: new techniques to optimise quarry production

Speaker: Carlo Daniele Cenderelli – Reblock Srl

Seminar addressed to: technology operators

Wednesday 6th June


9.00 – 10.30 am

Seminar 1

On the reduction of stone processing waste: slabs reinforcement, semi-finished products scanning and cuts optimisation

Speaker:  Prometec & Mapascan teams

Addressed to:  stone technology operators

9.00 – 10.30 am

Seminar 2

Laboratory tests on stone materials; main standards that govern the execution and evaluation of the data expressed.

Speaker:  Marco Mazzoni, Geologist

Seminar addressed to: stone materials operators, architects

9.00 – 10.30 am

Seminar 3:

Thin stone in laminates; processes and production systems for complex products

Speaker:  Stefano Hoffmann, Engineer

Seminar addressed to: stone material operators, architects

Thursday 7th June


 9.00 – 10.30 am

Seminar 1

Selection criteria for Apuan marbles for external claddings: ASTM and EN standards, tests to be carried out and data evaluation

Speaker:  Marco Mazzoni, Geologist

Addressed to:  stone material operators, architects

11.00 am  – 12.30 pm

Seminar 2

Title to be defined

Speaker – To be defined

Friday 8th June


9.00 – 10.30 am

Seminar 1

Title to be defined

Speaker: To be defined

Addressed to:  stone technologies operators

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Seminar 2

Laboratory tests on stone materials: main standards that govern the execution and evaluation of the data expressed

Speaker: Dott. Geol. Marco Mazzoni

Addressed to:  stone  materials operators, architects

11.00 am  – 12.30 pm

Seminar 3:

Use of thin-stone laminates in exterior claddings.

Speaker:  Stefano Hoffmann, Engineer

Addressed to: stone material operators, architects

Saturday 9th June

Carrara ARCHIday

Conference on the relationship between architecture and marble in the presence of international archistars. Event organised by IMM Carrara in collaboration with Platform (Media Partner).

Programme to be defined.