This course aims to further explore quartz surfacing materials, including fabrication, cleaning, maintenance, and new products that have recently entered the market. A key focus will be educating project teams about the potential implications of respirable crystalline silica dust, OSHA Silica Standards, and best practices for reducing the risk of dust inhalation when fabricating quartz surfaces.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine quartz material makeup, properties, and best practices for specifying quartz for both residential and commercial applications.
  • Explain the potential risks of respirable crystalline silica dust as an occupational hazard and identify methods to help reduce the risk.
  • Explore the beneficial properties of engineered quartz surfaces and the care and maintenance needs which ensure the longevity of the product.
  • Discover new quartz surfacing products that have recently entered the market.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of installation best practices for surfaces.