SB’s The Week: Aug. 22-28, 2011

The Week is a collection of postings, tweets and links offered online through the website, Facebook fan page and Twitter feed of Stone Business.

FEATURES

Italian stone exports: Shipments through May are ahead of last year’s pace, although increases to the U.S. appear to be nominal.

Marmomacc Architectural Awards: The biennial competition selects some of the most-interesting work worldwide before next month’s massive stone trade event in Verona, Italy.

NEWS

BSI Stone Education: Architects and designers in the Salt Lake City area can enjoy a quarry tour, accredited education and a good BBQ lunch on Sept. 16 in Heber City, Utah.

After the earthquake: Already forgotten the week’s first natural event in Washington? Crews raced to make some quick patches to the Washington Monument using a familiar method to fabricators.

Also, here’s a quick video of the damage, courtesy of CNN,


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