AIA Approves STONEYARD’s New Natural Thin Stone Veneer Course for Continuing Education Credit

Massachusetts natural thin stone manufacturer STONEYARD® announces the availability of a new American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems approved course for credit. The course will provide training on various topics surrounding natural thin stone veneer including installation and applications.

Littleton, MA, November 14, 2015 --( STONEYARD®, a natural stone products manufacturer (, has released a new course approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES), for continuing education credit. The course titled “Stone Veneer Applications & Installation Methods for a Natural, Thin, and Sustainable Building Material”, is a comprehensive guide to natural thin stone veneer. This is the first of several courses STONEYARD® is offering as an AIA CES approved provider.

The course will be presented by David Croteau, co-founder of STONEYARD® , who is an approved AIA provider. “With over 25 years of experience in the masonry industry, I am passionate about stone and masonry. Thin Veneer has become the new normal and these courses are a great way to learn about all aspects of this sustainable building material,” said Mr. Croteau.

After attending, course participants will have a greater understanding of natural thin stone veneer including how it is made, common and unique applications, installation techniques, and common questions that arise during the evaluation process. “STONEYARD’s AIA CES courses are targeted to architects, but can also be beneficial to other professionals in the masonry and design fields such as specifiers, contractors, and interior designers,” said David Croteau.

Each session is one hour in length and is worth 1 LU credit to AIA members. Sessions are available to architects in all 6 New England states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Attendees can learn more about the courses offered and request a session at

Located in Littleton, Mass., Stoneyard® specializes in all-natural New England thin stone veneer, which can be LEED certified. Stoneyard® products are made from both quarried and weathered real stones that feature earth tones from such New England states as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Stoneyard® is a third-generation company delivering the traditional building stone of New England to a nationwide clientele through the company’s network of building and masonry supply yards. Project owners, architects, designers and masons are invited to evaluate these building materials through photos and videos found at Free samples are also available.
Aimee McGarry