Stone Forensics training in January


LAS VEGAS, NV — Stone Forensics has announced that it again will be conducting it’s Certified Stone Inspector training January 19 – 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, according to a release.

The program, which will take during the Stone Expo, is a full four days with the certification test on the last day.

Offered only once per year, the program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and tile installations and is a great resource for learning about stone and tile failures.

“The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise,” Dr. Fred Hueston, conductor of the upcoming training, said in the release. “There are only a few qualified inspectors in the U.S., and there are unfortunately few quality training opportunities in this discipline.”

Click here to read “Preventing Problems,” an August article on stone cleaning.

The cost is $2,500 per person for the comprehensive class, which will cover the following topics, among many others:


  • Understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and materials
  • Identification of stone and tile types
  • Quarry techniques that affect the final product
  • Fabrication and installation requirements
  • Physical and chemical testing
  • Stone and tile forensic investigation
  • Diagnosis of problems
  • Stone and tile restoration
  • Repair and replacement


“[Stone inspecting] is also a very lucrative service with inspection starting at $1,500 and an average of $200 per hour for expert witness services,” Hueston added.

For further information and to register go to or contact Dr. Hueston at 321-514-6845.

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