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K. Vikram Rastogi

The college educated and trained masons are supposed to be well versed with the operations of the latest stone working machines and tools as well as with the use of computers. This not only increases their efficiency but provides an edge to their skill. Starting institutions for stonemason degree or diploma courses specifically will not only generate a force of well skilled mason for the growing construction industry, but open a new channel for youths to get respectable jobs. This will improve quality of work to match international standards. Skilled masons will always be required for the industry specially those who are well educated and trained to meet the new challenges in the field.

Incorporating natural stone in building structure is an age old fashion or a tradition we may say, which still continues as a prominent feature, specially in most significant buildings. The way natural stone production and consumption is showing progressive trend all over the world, it seems to last for generations to come. This calls for a careful look at the development of stone working skill, specially in modern times, when there is increasing use of latest machines, tools and technology in stone mining, processing, finishing and different applications. Here development of the traditional stone working skill carried forward from generation to generation incorporating and adopting skillful use of new technology and tools is becoming very necessary. And this requires schools and colleges where stone masonry is included in the curriculum. We in India have institutions for architecture and sculpting but, perhaps, nothing to generate skilled mason, which is vital in present boom looking to the construction activities. Today we do not have centres to enroll school level fresh pass-outs to take up masonry diploma or degree courses. Once such courses start, students may get inclined to opt for such courses. Moreover, traditional stone workers will get inspiration to enhance and whet their inherited skill. Once a pass-out mason takes up a career in masonry he has various paths to go ahead to live a

satisfying and rewarding life. He may become a part of different prestigious projects involving both fixing the stone cladding in exterior and interior parts, wall linings and floors. Today worktops for kitchens, bathrooms, restaurants and office receptions is a rightly skilled job leaving lot of scope for the hightly skilled masons. Stonemasonry also involves repair and restoration work to conserve heritage buildings. Here again college trained masons have great field to work. The college educated and trained masons are supposed to be well versed with the operations of the latest stone working machines and tools as well as with the use of computers. This not only increases their efficiency but provides an edge to their skill. Some time back Gujarat Government started two Stone Artisan Park Training Institutes at Dhrangadhra and Ambaji with the motto of building skilled workforce for the stone industry with a vision to create a Centre of Excellence for skill development in stone sector. Other states which have rich resources and tradition of stone use may think of including stonemason courses in schools and colleges. Starting institutions for stonemason degree or diploma courses specifically will not only generate a force of well skilled masons for the growing construction industry, but open a new channel for youths to get respectable jobs. This will improve quality of work to match international standards. Skilled mason will always be required for the industry, specially those who are well educated and trained to meet the new challenges in the field. K. Vikram Rastogi




US demand for decorative stone tile is forecast to rise 6.7 per cent per year through 2017, reaching 35 million sqm. Gains will be driven by a rebound in building construction spending. The new housing market will

CE MARKING CE Marking is now compulsory in UK from July, 1,

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2013. It means that if you make or install a product covered by European standard - such as external or international cladding, tiles, paving or flooring - it has to

register double digit demand advances as housing completions grow from their low 2012 base. The demand in nonresidential building construction applications will also increase at a fast pace, spurred by strong growth in office and commercial construction spending and increasing use of tile as a low-cost, low-maintenance flooring alternative to carpets and rugs. Growing rapidly natural stone tiles are expected to overtake porcelain to be the second largest type by 2017. The demand will zoom up due to fast rise residential demand for natural stone flooring. House owners' increasing option for granite tile flooring because it is an attractive, durable material that increases home values. Natural stone tile flooring is suitable for utilisation in nonresidential structures such as hotels, high-end resorts and shopping malls. Foreign trade player countries such as Brazil, China and Turkey are the biggest suppliers to US market. be CE marked. This move has been described as the most significant change being faced by the construction industry for a decade. The architects, interior designers, structural or civil engineers or main contractors will now be obliged under Building Regulations to use products that are CE marked. There is advice on CE marking from the British Government on its planning portal at www.planningportal.gov.UK/buildingregulations/buildi ngpolicyandlegislation/cpr There is advice more specifically intended for the stone industry from Stone Federation Great Britain. It launched CE Marking: A Concise Guide at its oversubscribed CE marking seminar at the Natural Stone Show at Excel in 2013. The guide is only available to Stone Federation members and those wanting to engage Stone Federation members on projects.


Stone Festival, Barnard Castle

The focus will remain on sculpture with a group of craftspeople/artists working under the guidance of an established professional. There will be courses in creative stoneskills available to members of the public and a programme of presentations, walks and demonstrations covering various aspects of stone working to help raise awareness of the deep influence stone has had on the cultural DNA of communities in the region.

Upcoming Natural Stone Markets York,California, Miami and others. After the housing crash, the USA seems to be clearly recovering and an increasing demand and visitors are a clear sign of this. Confidence in this market seems to be back.


Following the success of its first Stone Festival at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle last year, VAR (Vernacular Architectural Revival) is staging another Stone Festival this year on 21-29 September. It will once again be in the grounds of The Bowes Museum and at various locations in Teesdale, County Durham. The Stone Festival will celebrate the past, present and future of stonework in the North Pennines, still a hotspot for the UK's stone sector.

Russia: it is no surprise for stone professionals that Russia is an upcoming market. As a wealthy emerging economy, Russia is building a lot. What is interesting to note is that not all visitors are coming from Moscow, but also from alternative places in Russia.

The natural stone market is a very volatile market, with ups and lows depending on the market demand, construction sector situation and a diversity of other factors. Based on our own portal´sstatistics, we analyse here the markets where there has been considerable demand for natural stones in the past six months. USA: we see a clear recovery on this market, particularly from the wealthy areas of New

Old Europe: despite the crisis, we see an incredible and consistent number of visitors and enquiries from the old players like France, UK and Germany. These are the three major economies in Europe and considerable stone markets.

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Middle East: the boom in this market is clear, but which exact countries should we focus on? Well, we would like to highlight few of these countries. United Arab Emirates is clearly on the top, with a large number of visitors and considerable enquiries. This is followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and a the surprise Lebanon. If you would like to focus your commercial attention, then focus on these countries.




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Molde's new Cultural Centre of Molde is an architecture miracle created by 3XN architects. The project is located at Mode, Norway, was completed in 2012 covering area of 5,800 sqm. The Norwegian City of Molde has just 25,000

inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the towns world famous international jazz festival. Designing the city's new cultural centre at Molde, the challenge faced by 3XN was to create a building that was flexible and robust enough to provide a framework for cultural life


on both scales.

Plassena is a compact and chaste construction, but by giving the shape a number of breaches architects have created a diversity in its expression, which means that it is flexible and roomy, without seeming very big. The architects have designed the new Cultural Centre

building that grows beyond itself: the steps leading to the roof terrace which run up the outside of the building are made of the same Chinese granite as the faรงade of the building. At any activity at the foot of the steps they double as seating in a kind of amphitheater. 29

The roof has a number of different levels, connected by stairs and also made of granite. The roof-top terrace offers a grand view of the fjord and the mountains beyond. The beauty of the new building is in the style of faรงade cladding. Instead of cladding right-angled stone slabs the architect chose the form of a fying trapeze. To visitor looking up from below the lines merge to waves. Fitting for the jazz festival one might say the granite swings. The stone surface is flamed making it look pixely.

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Located in the City Centre and overlooking both the fjord and the mountains Plassena is an obvious meeting point. With an optimal use of every square meter, 3XN has created a building that can function both when a hundred and 100,000 people gather for concerts, festivals etc.


The new cultural centre has been designed to provide room for celebration, both inside, on top it and around it. Care has been taken to make it strong enough to withstand the rush of people coming throughout the year - year after year. The new cultural centre has been named as Plassena.




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Indian Embassy Building in Beijing, China, is one of the latest projects executed in a foreign country by a well known team of Indian architects, designers and consultants in Beijing, which Indians can boast of for its excellent design and application of Indian sandstone. The New Indian Embassy Building is the brain child of famous Indian architect: Raj Rewal Associates, New Delhi. Raj Rewal takes pride in telling how Chinese architectural wonders like Longmen Caves located by

the side of Yi River and the Statue of the Indian Monk who had taught the Chinese Sculptors around 7th century AD, remained in his consciousness while developing plan for the embassy building. But the architects focused on embassy building's functional requirement of modern office building whose basic purpose is to disseminate knowledge about India to China. Of course, the basic purpose of an embassy is to create friendship and goodwill among the people of two countries. Embassies today act as messengers which



convey news, arrange commercial transaction and cultural celebrations. The Chancery building of the embassy is the central feature having four courtyards around it. The entrance ceremonial court is

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approached from the main road and would be opened to receive prominent guests. The entrance is approached through a sandstone paved square flanked on one side by a multipurpose hall forming a threshold defined by a delicate sandstone jaali(trellis) based on symbolic circular design. STONE PANORAMA July - September 2013


The impressive entrance of the building is enclosed by columns which support the proluding floors at upper levels casting deep shadows and protecting the lower levels from sun's rays in summer and snow wizards in winter. The cantilever surfaces of the Chancery almost serve the purpose of traditional Chinese pagoda. The central feature of the Chancery complex is an atrium covered with a glass dom. It follows the design of basket weaves and farmer's hat, common both in India and China. Elements on the faรงade of the building like balconies, trellis and cladding

materials of sandstone formulate on architectural vocabulary that is based on the inspiration from the past and an authentic structural and functional response to the contemporary needs of a modern office. The new technique of stone cladding with square modular sandstone incorporates the essential insulating material on steel framing to counter the freezing winter of Beijing and hot summer months. The window openings are carefully proportioned and are deeply set within a framework of stone mullions and sure breakers. The beige and pink sandstone panels alternate on the faรงade to create a rich sculpturesque surface highlighting the intrinsic texture and tonal values of Indian sandstone. The new Indian Embassy Building in Beijing was jointly opened by Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Chen Guoping.

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ST. PETERSBURG Remembering an old city for its solid and beautiful stone structures is like paying homage to its planners, architects and builders who rendered their best to it. St. Petersburg is one such city built and raised as a dream capital of Russian Tsar, Peter the Great in 1703. After seeing several ups and downs in its historical past, today it is a splendid sight for visitors. The Baroque charm of this city rests in its majestic palaces and gilded domes gleaming in sky making its elegance and richness. St. Petersburg today enjoys a serene and charming existence, open to the world. St Petersburg is a city rich in marble adorning the interiors of its palaces and churches. The city features a palace of marble; called so not for the abundance of marble within its rooms(many of them historical varieties), but because of its exterior. This is the only building in the city clad entirely in marble. The large scale use of marble can also be seen in city's famous winter palace and our Lady of Kazan Cathedral.

Interiors of Winter Palace

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Winter Palace

Another gem for marble lovers is found right beside the Winter Palace in what was the former entrance to the present day Hermate Museum. Here to support the beam system rather than the customary columns were created each a 5 meter high. Sculpted from grey granite, polished and resplendent are still in perfect condition.


This unique work finely exemplifying the rich and luxurious life style of Tsars. The wide scale use of granite can be seen for pavements and wharves. The use of granite is most visible on sidewalks, parapets and as simple coverings. Geographically, the granite found here is a rock coming mostly from nearby Finland.

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The use of this unique granite can also be seen in important historical buildings such as the Cathedral of St. Isaac, an impressive monument in the city. Its orbicular granite columns, mostly 16 meters tall weighing 114 tonnes, are in excellent state of conservation. St. Petersburg is unusually attractive carrying a legacy of a rich past. It is unique and elegant for its stone materials.


Currently on the market are similar granite also from Finland that have different names: Carem Red, Baltic Brown and Baltic Green. This material is rarely found elsewhere in the world. In St. Petersburg, we site the banks of the canals where parapets, pilasters and steps are made from this granite.


Airless Shot Blasting Machine for Stone Texturing

Automatic media replenisher has been provided to prevent starvation of the wheels. A media trap box has been provided to prevent the usable shots going into the dust collector also and to enhance the life of filters in dust collectors.

Blocks to achieve required roughness on one side either for good bonding strength or aesthetic look after laying on the room flooring & road side pavements. Mec Shot has recently designed, developed, manufactured & successfully installed Airless Shot Blasting Roller Conveyor Machines for different usages like sandstone, marble panels, granite and cement concrete interlocking paving blocks. Shot Blasting is a mechanical surface preparation process or technique to improve the bonding strength of job by blasting with small balls. Roughness is formed on the surface of the job by the striking tiny spherical balls. The sandstone, marble panels, granite, cement paving blocks are placed on the roller conveyor for automatic

Heavy and high volume dust generated during blasting operation and air washing system is sucked into dust collectors where the dust get trapped in or around the specific ally designed filters (depends upon the type of dust collectors), keeping the environment eco-friendly. For further details, please write to: Mr. Vivek Mehra, Vice-President-Mktg. MEC SHOT BLASTING EQUIPMENTS PVT. LTD. E-279, M.I.A., PHASE II, BASNI JODHPUR 342005 (INDIA) TELEPHONE: 0291-2740609, 2744068 FAX: 0291-2742409 E-MAIL : mail@mecshot.com Website: www.mecshot.net


Sand Stones, Marble Panels, Granite, Cement Paving

blasting. The sandstone, marble panels, granite, cement paving blocks pass through inward tunnel and enter into the blasting chamber for surface preparation. The blast wheels are stationed strategically around the cabinet propels shots on the Job. The job moves forward and exit into outlet tunnel after duly blasted & air washed with air blower fans. The quantity of wheels will depend on the job size and its production rate.

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The " Estremoz Marbles" Portugal were for decades the hallmark of Portuguese Dimension Stone. Mostly economic constraints associated with a lack of knowledge regarding the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of different rocks of prescribers, created a "fashion" that focuses primarily on the homogeneity of the material without having in account its longevity. We note that there was no depletion of raw material; in fact almost every varieties of marble have enough reserves to sustain a mining activity for several hundred of years.

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Geology and Mining Heritage Despite its dimension, Portugal has mining units of ornamental rocks throughout is territory. In fact, the North its rich in igneous rocks, particularly granites while the microcrystalline sedimentary calcareous are concentrated in the Maciço Calcário Estremenho (Fig. 2). There are considerable reserves of limestone breccias in Algarve (S. Brás de Alportel - Tavira, southern Portugal) as well as nepheline syenite, unique in the World and explored in Serra de Monchique (Algarve). Schists have an extractive pole of considerable dimension in the area of Porto, registering also additional exploration in Alentejo, in Barrancos. The marbles are exploited in the province of Alentejo, southern Portugal, between Sousel and Alandroal, which can be individualized as the Estremoz anticline. This main symmetrical and elliptic geological structure, orientated NW-SE and measuring some 42x8 km is located within the greater Ossa Morena Zone geological unity in which Lower Palaeozoic marbles with ornamental interest outcrop over 27 km2 (Moreira & Vintém, 1997). The Estremoz anticline is the main centre for Portuguese marble exploitation and one of the most important internationally. A large number of quarries in the area greatly simplifies the access to the marbles and provide unique geological windows some of which reach some 150 m in depth. The marbles preserve the effects of the Variscan Orogeny and several structures preserved in the quarries originate beautiful aesthetic patterns that frequently are emphasized in the final application of the marbles. Other Palaeozoic marbles, which are less relevant, also outcrop in Alentejo (Vila Verde de Ficalho, Trigaches, Serpa, Viana do Alentejo and Escoural). In every case, the marbles occur integrated in Volcano-Sedimentary

Complexes. Although local variations, a similar lithostratigraphic sequence essentially made up of marbles, marble-schist, and intercalations of felsic and basic volcanic rocks is shown. The textural and mineralogical differences between the marbles in these locations are marked by the distinct position that they occupy within the Variscan Orogeny in Portugal (Lopes, 2003). In the last decades, several exploration studies have been undertaken to ealuate this resource (Gonçalves, 1972; Reynaud & Vintém, 1994; IGM, IST & UE, 2000; Vintém, et al., 2003; Carvalho, 2008). Bearing in mind the interaction between mining and the environment, the application of methodologies that allow the proficient land use planning of this area have been studied, which will lead to an efficient global land management (Falé et al., 2004; 2006). It is well known that these marbles have been quarried since antiquity as a valuable geological resource. The oldest evidence of recognition of its use dates back to

the year of 370 BC. This archaeological find is represented by a tombstone ordered by the Carthaginian captain Maarbal in their trip from Faro to Elvas and was discovered by investigator Father Espanca in Terena (Alandroal) (Brito da Luz, 2005). Later. in the Roman Period, the marbles have been widely used as structural and decorative features of buildings that today are fabulous architectural monuments, e.g. the Roman Temple in Évora the Roman Theatre in Mérida (Spain) etc. In the Middle Ages marbles were used for the construction of palaces, castles and other buildings. From the 15th Century these marbles began to have a more prominent use, both nationally and internationally, having been transported by Portuguese explorers to Africa, India and Brazil. During the next few centuries, these marbles were searched for ornamental purposes and they appear inlaid with various polychromatic associations in several national and international monuments, e.g. Jerónimos Monastery (Portugal), Escorial Monastery (Spain), several monuments in Rome (Italy), Louvre and Versailles (France), 2003). In the 20th century, with the introduction of new exploitation and manufacturing technologies and especially in the 70's with the opening of the Portuguese economy to the exterior, the marble industry took a step forward and since then marble has been exported worldwide (Brilha et al., 2005).

The marbles correspond just to a small part of the Estremoz anticline. Considering that only 30% of the 27 km2 that the marbles occupy are explored, 10% from exploitation and explorations up to 100 m depth, we obtain 220 million tonnes which, is reported by Engineering Institute of Porto. Since its creation it has mobilized companies, universities and institutes for submitting projects with the aim of Promoting the Natural Portuguese Stone, Environmental Sustainability in Extractive Industry and the Development of New Technologies for the Competitiveness of Natural Stone. At the moment two of the main projects are already approved and in progress and, as they include the participation of several companies and two Industry Associations (ASSIMAGRA and ANIET), the transfer of results to companies will be a reality. These projects come against the inevitable development that companies in the region will have to suffer and pass necessarily through a process of modernization, where the concept of sustainability must always be present. There are several definitions of sustainability or sustainable development, being that one of the most quoted and somehow generalized, is the one published by the Brundtland Commission (World Commission on

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Geological map of the Estremoz anticline (Moreira, J., and Vintém, C., coords., 1997) superimposed the image of Google Earth. The marbles are shown in dark and light blue. Adapted from Lopes & Martins (2010).




prevention of accidents.

This picture shows an example of geometric patterns obtained by polishing the Ruivina marble slabs in open book.


Environment and Development), in its report (Our Common Future).

Roman Temple in Évora (Portugal). The granite columns have bases and capitals of white marble from Estremoz.

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Thus, according to this committee, sustainable development "is the one that satisfies present needs without compromising the possibility of future generations to satisfy their own needs" (Bonito, 2010). Therefore, the companies of the Sector should develop models in order to optimize the three indicators of sustainability: the environmental, economic and social aspects. In the environmental indicator it is crucial the control of the volume of waste produced, energy and water consumption, consumable materials, the optimization in the traffic of mobile equipment and the prevention of environmental accidents. In the economic indicator it is fundamental to quantifying the costs of the production process and the income generated, costs for facilities, collateral and environmental costs, not forgetting also possible costs involved. Finally, in the social indicator it should be taken in consideration the promotion of direct and indirect employment, without neglecting a fundamental economic parameter which is the

Dimension Stones Production Despite a relentless global economic recession, slightly contradicted by the contribution of countries like China and India, both with an increasingly evident position in the landscape of world trade in ornamental rocks, Portugal, though it has been losing market share and the difficulty of remaining competitive with some Eastern countries, Turkey and Brazil, remains firmly in a prominent position in terms of production of dimension stones thanks to the quality shown by the stone material and the national adaptation business. On the weight of the national market of Dimension Stone, marble from Estremoz, Borba and Vila Viçosa for many years were positioned in the top position in regards to extraction, processing and export, however,

Detail of the Roman Theatre in Mérida (Spain). The columns were made of marble "Ruivina" found in the South-western limb of the anticline of Estremoz.

progressively, it has been losing ground to other ornamental rocks, specifically, the sedimentary limestone of the Maciço Calcário Estremenho, with strong development. Thanks to the Chinese market and also to the clusters which have gradually been gaining market and are now a reality on the production of kitchen worktops. The numbers are quite elucidative of the importance that, at present day, the extraction of marble and limestone have in Portugal. If can be emphasize that these values are only related to the production of raw material and not to the value added by processing and implementation of the same. Different materials require different processing according to the finishing and the subsequent application and dimension Stones Characteristics. The excellence of the marbles of Alentejo makes them very versatile, allowing its use on decks, coverings of interior and exterior (outdoors and indoors) and decoration of interior (fireplaces, floors, tables,

staircases, kitchen countertops, etc.). They are also often used in urban furniture such as benches, garden tables and fountains, in funerary art, as masonry in engineering works, as structural elements in buildings and for paving of sidewalks and roads. Its workability and variety of colors makes them the first choice of stones for sculptors who, throughout the ages have produced artworks great of refinement and high aesthetic value. The high quality, fine to medium-grained, "Estremoz Marbles" show excellent mechanical-physical properties as well as aesthetic beauty, which is attested by the prices they fetch and also by the large volumes of rock quarried, places Portugal at the forefront of world marble production. Colours vary from white, cream, pink, grey or black and streaks with any combination of these colours are possible (e.g. white with pink streaks). The types of pink marble are internationally coveted because of their quality and beauty and locally, highquality, white or cream-coloured blocks are also used in statue manufacture. Analyzing the values related to physical properties and

carbonated composition of various Portuguese marbles and some from Turkey, Italy, Greece, China and Brazil it appears that Portuguese marbles from the zone of Estremoz - Borba - Vila Viรงosa present values perfectly framed with the values revealed by the other marbles. Regarding the compression breaking load before and after freezing, the values are relatively similar, with the exception of the values presented by the "Bianco Carrara Unito C" from Italy, "Imperial Pink" from Brazil and "Salome" from Turkey with very high values for these kinds of dimension stone. For values of bending strength, the Portuguese marbles exhibit very favourable results The remaining parameters have values within the expected carbonate rocks, possessing Portuguese marble optimal characteristics for applications in interior and exterior, funerary art and creation of furniture. Land planning and other activities in Estremoz Marble Region The areas of intense mining activity, strongly dynamizing of the economies of the regions where they develop, inevitably mischaracterize the environment, transforming it in most cases permanently. When the

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Activities during the VIII Challenge Trophy in a quarry located in the Southwest limb of the Estremoz anticline, Vila Viรงosa.





and innovation, there appeared the need to create mechanisms to minimize the negative impacts left by mining companies in Latin American societies and monetize mining heritage and its mineral wealth, covering aspects as diverse as geology, mining, tourism, historical patrimony, gastronomy and Society.

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Detail of a sculpture by César Valério, Vila Viçosa, Portugal.

On each route, the Project RUMYS compiled an historical inventory of the production and enhancement of cultural heritage and geomining, showing its relationship with the Society and, in two books, published the results of that inventory and predicted what was the social impact expected in order to promote regional development (Falé et al., 2008, 2009).

To continue the work developed in the project RUMYS , it was tendered , through the Entidade Regional de Turismo do Alentejo, S.A., the project "Promotion of Tourism Industry. " Regardless of its approval there is the commitment between the University of Évora, the Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia e a Câmara Municipal de Vila Viçosa to implement the Spectacular example of white marble applied on a staircase of a private home. Route of Marble, as it had initially been proposed with the activity ceases or slows down it is essential to find agreement of the Industrialists, being its opening solutions to its reactivation. It is here that imagination scheduled for the next International Exhibition of and acquired knowledge during the activity are Alentejo Marble (FIMAL) to be carried out next October. fundamental, so that they can take advantage of the This route, located in the Estremoz Anticline, promotes legacy left by the industry. the tourism industry which passes necessarily by the simultaneous and integrated development of various Until the end of 2010, the Project RUMYS, "Rutas aspects such as tourism, scientific, industrial, cultural Minerales de Iberoamérica y Ordenamiento Territorial: and sporting activities. un Factor Integral para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Sociedad", developed by CYTED (Cooperação "Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región Iberoamericana"), in different fields, from basic research to technological development

The proposal presented consists in the involvement of companies with potential for the development of


Besides Marble Routes, the region has singular conditions and astonishing scenarios to the practice of adventurous tourism and to the realization of radical sports like "offroad" events, competitions of "BTT", "Trial Bike" and "Motor Trial". The first edition of the Challenge Trophy event which happened in May 2010, in the Counties of Sousel, Estremoz, Borba, Vila Viçosa and Alandroal counted with one hundred athletes and lasted for two days where the participants had to realize several orienteering and obstacle competitions, taking advantage of the fact that some quarries with interrupted mining works present technical and safety conditions for its realization. Certain quarries have high quality acoustic conditions allowing the realization of cultural events, such as concerts. One example of that is the "Ópera vai aos Mármores", which includes the realization of an opera in a quarry that will be a great production with national and international projection. Therefore, the reutilization of inoperative quarries close to the urban centres, can be reconverted in art and leisure places. These can be done with low funding projects, involving some superficial modeling, screen planting trees, building of infrastructures and adaption of the land for appropriate use and security. Conclusion It should be noted that the values achieved by the production of carbonate rocks in Portugal are particularly due to the rising production of calcareous sedimentary rocks, in detriment of the marbles production that in recent years have been falling. The stagnation of national prices and the fall of the

The marble has life and is temperamental, changes colour and texture with the daylight, humidity and weather. It also ages! Its diversity makes it unique and can show truly abstract paintings. Their traces show up winding convoluted and strong personality, imposing itself in the eyes of the beholder. The diversity of colors makes it irreverent. Nevertheless it is to be presented constant, reflecting the constancy of color appearance, determined by the conditions that prevailed in its genesis. Those who work the marble, first they have to know it well and become familiar. Only then they will be able to shape it wisely. It is not easy to tame a rebellious nature but, there are those who have done it so masterfully, like Michelangelo, Bernini, among other geniuses of the sculpture. Armed with art and skills they possessed the ability to give life to stone. Also today there are wonderful sculptors but they have technology to help them to facilitate their work. The marble is not just for carving. Its application as a raw material for construction has also been done for millennia, since early man discovered the potential of this noble material. The art of giving more value to the marble, or other type of dimension stones, requires more than just technical training. Sensitivity is needed since the extraction step, through all the stages included in the processing until the proper application of work. Only then we can take advantage of a raw material of exceptional beauty, otherwise the final result could be disastrous both from a technical standpoint as well as from an aesthetic point of view. One last note to the great work done by Antonio Manuel Esteves Henriques, who for 30 years through his magazine "Rochas & Equipamentos", Seminars and Conferences, Publication of Books and many other activities, boosted the Dimension Stone of Portuguese Sector and promoted it all over the World, whom we want to pay our sincere tribute.


The integration between the industrial and service sectors involving the process of industrial production in the itineraries of visits to the city, is characterized as a viable form of local tourism development, since the collaborators of the participating companies in the project start to fill the role of main actor of the process (Falé, et al., 2009).

stone in the decorative global landscape is due to, on one hand by the substitution of top of the range types by others manifestly inferior as well as regarding the quality of the rock, either in the use of the automatic computerized production series of standard parts cheaper than processing more complex and elaborate pieces and on the other hand due to the international competition pressure, i.e. the low bid prices, especially China and India, but also Turkey and Brazil (Martins, 2009).

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industrial tourism by the elaboration of a plan of tourist visits. Thus, it is a great opportunity for the visitor to know the city's economic potential, as well as the valorization of the brand of the companies involved in the project, the generation of new business and touristic promotion of the city.



MediStone Expo 2013

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sculptures in Lecce stone that today are, together with the sea, the heritage that most attracts tourists to Salento". "The coordination and commitment of all those involved - the councillor concluded - has had a multiplying effect on the outcome that we expected. The results are by no means taken for granted, but they fill us with enthusiasm and confirm that this is the right direction to take".

Medistone 2013 Concluded it’s First Event in Bari, Italy Between 15-18th May, 2013

An area of 15,000 square metres entirely for trade exhibitors and high profile technical and cultural conferences is behind the success of this first stage in a programme aiming to consolidate and promote the role of the Puglia stone industry. "The Councils must include the use of Puglia stone in their building regulations". This is the message from the Regional Councillor for Economic Development in Puglia Loredana Capone at the awards ceremony for the international architectural awards "Apulia Marble Awards" (AMA) 2013, which closed MediStone. "The stone materials from Puglia - she continued - can represent an even more important resource if we raise the awareness of their high quality and if the importance of their use and promotion is recognised. If, however, we continue to put "sampietrini" in our squares and the quarries export the raw materials instead of processing them here, we will never grow. We have a great resource here which, if we join forces, we can exploit to the full, generating new employment. Just think: 300 years ago, skilled craftsmen made monuments and

Visitors were able to see a vast range of marble, granite, travertine, stone, ornaments, sculpture, funeral art, the latest machinery and technology, stone quarrying and processing plants, abrasives, utensils, processing accessories and services for the trade, enhanced by the age-old knowledge and tradition of the stone industry in Puglia. Combined with innovation, this is what leaves its mark on the most important world markets. CarraraFiere has focused a lot of attention on the event, which aims to feature companies in central and southern Italy on a two-yearly basis, alternating with CarraraMarmotec, the long-established international marble and technology exhibition in Italy. There is important work to be done over the next few months "because we have completed an important stage - said Francesco Curri of EffeEvents working on the organisation of MediStone, managing relations with the Puglia companies - and in one year of intense work we have achieved an important objective. However, this now has to be consolidated and represent a unifying value for the companies and institutions involved". In addition to sponsoring the event, the Puglia Regional


In particular this exhibition aimed to create, in the regional area, a virtual square for visitors to walk through that visually summed up the four important quarrying basins in the region, highlighting the diversity and unique petrographic characteristics of the stone materials from the various basins: the Apricena Stone and Marble basin, the Trani stone basin, the Lecce Stone basin and the Fasano-Ostuni Stone quarrying area. An exhibition on the RE - CYCLE project "New life cycles for architecture and infrastructures in the town and the landscape" by the DICAR department at Bari Polytechnic.

Government took part in MediStone Expo 2013 with its own stand, "Spazio Puglia", over an area of 300 square metres. Aim: to promote and divulge information about the best products from Puglia to an increasingly large audience.

The exhibition illustrates the first phases of the MIUR-PRIN Research Programmes of National Interest) "Re-cycle - New life cycles for architecture and infrastructures in the town and the landscape", which follows up on the large exhibition held at the MAXXI in Rome in 2012. The theme of the Research Unit of the Polytechnic is "Recycling and re(land)scaping the quarrying landscapes like Drosscapes" in association with the Unit of the Federico II University of Naples. The seminar "Ornamental Stone in Puglia: legislation, regulations and outlook" organised together with the Puglia Stone District and Puglia's Association of Geologists;


an exhibition on the theme of sustainable urban landscape. An exhibition on the applications of materials from Puglia in urban design in the context of sustainable production and construction, in conjunction with the association Opuntia Lab, winner of the Principi Attivi 2010 competition.

The events which took place on the official government stand included three themed exhibitions and two seminars: a photo exhibition on the international architectural awards Apulia Marble Awards (AMA) 2013 designed and organised by Puglia Regional Government (Regional Government Department for Economic Development - Internationalisation desk) and Internazionale Marmi e Macchine (IMM) Carrara, and open to Italian and foreign architects for works which have demonstrated a particularly significant formal and technical use of Puglia stone materials.

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The seminar "Hierapolis di Frigia (Turkey): the use of stone materials from Ancient times to the Modern Age" organised together with A.R.Va srl (Archaeology, Research and Promotion), the spin-off of Salento University. In addition, Puglia Regional Government hosted a group of fifteen foreign operators from the main countries importing Italian stone: Russia, the Gulf countries and countries in the Mediterranean area. The group took part in planned B2B meetings with the exhibiting companies and guided visits to production areas to further their knowledge of the materials and the companies.




Unveiling Multitude of Possibilities

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new trends and technologies in the sector serving the diverse needs of society. Today construction industry is the second largest industry of the country after agriculture. It makes significant contribution to the national economy and provides employment to large number of people.

The 7th edition of BUILD INTEC, the international construction expo is scheduled to be held from February 6-9, 2014 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore, India. CODISSIA (The Coimbatore District Small Industries Association) is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified industrial association which strives for the development of industries in this region. Apart from counselling and guidance programmes for existing as well as budding entrepreneurs, CODISSIA also conducts various trade fairs in different fields which include the flagship fair INTEC, AGRI INTEX, BUILD INTEC etc. for the enlightenment of Industry people. BUILD INTEC 2014 is an endeavour to bring under one roof, the diversities, complexities and mastery, trends and technologies of the art of building construction, for the benefit of the producers as well as the end users. In keeping with the demands of the time, this fair will focus on "Green concept". BUILD INTEC is an important event of the building construction industry which today is a significant part of industrial and social culture. Here professional can see

With the on set of BUILD INTEC 2014 Coimbatore will witness massive congregation of world's construction industries best hands at a single place. The previous edition of the fair witnessed potential visitors from various facets of the construction industry like builders, engineers, interior decorators, architects etc. There were more than 200 indoor and 10 outdoor stalls and international presence with representation from Germany, China and America. BUILD INTEC 2014 is expected to have about 300 participants from all over India and even abroad from this industry showcasing the latest in the field for the benefit of all. The fair will have the participation of may countries and state pavalions displaying the latest technologies. This will augment the cause of construction industry and make things cost effective, efficient and ultra-tech. The thrust area of BUILD INTEC "The Green concept", adds new dimension to this fair. The event is supported by the Indian Green Building council to spread awareness about Eco green building, Ecofriendly construction and Environmental responsibilities. There will also be a parallel event titled, "HEXPO" to give exclusive focus on hospitality industries supplies. The venue of BUILD INTEC 2014, CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, is Asia's largest pillar free hall in 40 acre property located within the city limits of Coimbatore. It is located in close proximity to the airport. The exhibition area is over 20,000 sq m with state of the facilities.


International Conference on Stone and Concrete Machining

The conference is organised by the Institute of Materials Engineering (LWT) of the TUDortmund, the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Institute of Materials Science of the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Institute of Materials Technology (LWT) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Institute of Research and Transfer (RIF e.V.). The conference language is English.

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Topics that will be covered: Ÿ Machining of natural stone (e.g. granite, marble) Ÿ Machining of concrete & reinforced concrete Ÿ Tool design (e.g. alloys, assembly) Ÿ Material concepts Ÿ Tool manufacturing Ÿ Machine technology Ÿ Process design Ÿ Cutting processes Ÿ Surface machining Ÿ New procedures and applications Ÿ Friction & wear Ÿ Wear protection Ÿ Coating and joining technologies Measurement and analysis techniques


The 2nd International Conference on Stone and Concrete Machining takes place at the Westfalenhallen Congress Center in Dortmund November 14th to15th, 2013 and will cover the issues listed below. The event focuses on the technological and scientific exchange of current and upcoming developments in the realm of manufacturing as well as the application of tool systems. In addition, different strategies for the machining of natural stone and building materials will be discussed.


INDIA MINING 2013 Showing Awakening in the Sector


Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited, under the aegis of Government of Gujarat through Industries & Mines Department and INDEXTB, and Federation of Indian, Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) is organising 1st international exhibition and conference on Mining, Machinery and Equipments, namely INDIA MINING 2013 from October 25-27, 2013 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

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Endowed with abudent reserves of key minerals such as iron ore, liguite, bauxite, limestone, copper, granite, mica and zinc, Indian mining industry is characterised by a large number of small operational mines. The number of mines which reported mineral production (excluding minor minerals, petroliam (Crude), natural gas and atomic minerals) in India was 2076 in 2011-12 as against 2355 in 2012-13. Out of 2076 reporting mines 354 were located in a Andhra Pradesh, followed by Gujarat (308), Rajasthan (241), Madhya Pradesh (225), Karnataka (180), Tamil Nadu (156), Odisha (119) Jharkhand (106), Chhattisgarh (99), Maharashtra (86) and Goa (70), These 11 states together accounted for 93.64 per cent of total member of mines in the country the year 2011-12. During the year 2011-12 mineral production was reported from 32 states/Union Territories. The bulk of value of mineral production of about 91.4 per cent was confined to 11 states (including offshore area) only. Offshore areas are in leading position , in terms of value of mineral production in the country and had the share of 12.02 per cent followed by Chhattisgarh (9.15) Rajasthan (9.01) Andhra Pradesh (6.99), Gujarat (6.83), Jharkhand (5.86), Madhya Pradesh (4.69), Assam (4.63), Goa (3.3) and Karnataka (3.13) in the total value of mineral production. Remaining 22 states and Union Territories having individual share of less than 3 per cent altogether accounted for 8.59 per cent of total value.

exploration activities. Mining being a significant contributor to the socioeconomic development of vast mineral rich districts across the country, concerted efforts from all stakeholders governments, planner, policy makers, mining industry, technology and service providers and the host communities is required with good governance and responsible leadership. The Endeavour of INDIA MINING 2013 is to discuss new growth drivers that are revolutionsing the mining industry in India and assess the challenges and opportunities. associated with new technologies and new growth frontiers. The exhibition and seminar will be participated by policy makers, senior officials and decision makers from government and public sector undertakings/intergovernmental agencies, captains of mining related industries, financial institutions, transport companies, academy and research bodies and trade publications/media etc. INDIA MINING 2013 is an event full of opportunities: Ÿ Sales - via a targeted audience of qualified buyers at



The view of the abudent mineral reserves that India posses it is high-time for the government to review its policies related to the sector. The present mineral exploration budget of the Indian Government is just 0.5 per cent of the global spend. This is quite little looking to tremendous opportunities that India has in the sector. Holding INDIA MINING 2013 is a positive step in exposing the rich mineral wealth of the country as well as the need to go ahead vigourously to boost up



specialized industry events who have come to see you. The warmth of personal contact in face-to-face meetings. A strong brand building environment via product demonstrations, seminars, conferences and sponsorship opportunities The chance to promote brand loyalty via technology displays, hospitality and networking events. An ideal platform to launch new products and find sales agents or distributors in new markets. The ability to check and evaluate competition. The chance to overcome objections to purchasing decisions. Conferencing opportunities to learn more about future industry trends. Transfer of technology, investment, joint ventures, research and development Supply of plant, machinery, process control equipment, projects and services etc. Source requirements from India Showcase the latest products, machinery, equipment developments in the industry for generating business and test marketing Technology adaptation and up-gradation Joint venture partners and project collaborators Contract Manufacturing & Research



With the exposure of XIAMEN STONE FAIR 2013 held from March 6-9, 2013 the message was clear that the fair exposed the global trend setting in the world stone industry. Continuing with its amazing legend with 2000 exhibiting companies from 54 countries and regions in 160,000 sqm. exhibition area. Similarly, it was astonishing to see 130,186 industry professional including 25,679 from 148 overseas countries and

China's stone market has tremendous potential. There is growth with a stable pace. The total volume of stone export and import, though grew a little slowly, is expected to cross US$ 8 billion (final figures awaited). With the improved product structure China expects improvement in its export of higher-end products. Chinese stone industry is now in focus gaining top priority among world's top class professionals from the sector. Organizers of XIAMEN STONE FAIR are again on their toes to see its 14th exposure, which is scheduled from March 6-9, 2014, pulls recording breaking number of exhibitors and visitors.

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regions. Amidst such an unstable economic time this fair exceeded all expectations with a solid four day event filled with high quality attendees and exhibitors. Xiamen once again became a city of stone.


Exposed the Global Trend




Attracted World Attention to Pakistan's Stone Wealth

STONECA 2013, the second International marble, Granite, Stone & Technology Exhibition has been concluded with another successful show. It was held from May 24-26, 2013 at Expo Centre, Lahore. Along with a simultaneous occurrence of BUILDTECH PAKISTAN 2013, STONECA 2013 proved to be a crowed puller. This second edition of the show attracted well known and significant brands in the stone and marble industry and building & construction sector. The flatform facilitated to unlock innumerous trade gateways for participants and relevant related industries. STONECA 2013 was inaugurated by Farooq Iftikhar, President of

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Saleem Khan Tanoli, CEOFAKT Exhibitions (Pvt.) also spoke to the audience. He said "Undeniably, construction industry is the backbone of the economic growth of any region throughout the world as it engages the socio-economic development factors improving infrastructure and creating employment opportunities. The granite, marble and stone industry is an every growing sector which propels the economy towards designing a better infrastructure and even better investment possibilities". STONECA opened a new chapter for the industrial developments of stone industry in Pakistan. It is a country which is affluent in natural resource. Major deposits of premium granite, marble and onyx in a wide range of colours, textures shades and patterns offer a huge market for the opportunity seekers to explore.


Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ishanullak Khan, CEO, Pakistan Stone Development Company. Speaking on the occasion, Farook Iftikhar said "I am pleased to see this platform which has enjoyed the local and international business community in building and construction, stone and marble sector. Such initiatives play a major role in the revival of the industry".

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Pakistan is a growing market for construction and building sector and the induction of modernized tools will prove to be enhanced activity contributing to the flow of foreign involvement and honoring universal designs and patterns in this part of the region. STONECA 2013 proved to be the right media to expose Pakistan's tremendous potential in the stone sector. It gave to visitors a taste of Pakistan's exclusivity in the sector. The 3rd edition of the show will take place from February 25-27, 2015 at Expo Centre, Lahore.

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MADE EXPO 2013 is the ideal platform for bringing together the construction industry to discuss its priorities and put forward proposals and solutions. Its number one priority is to kick start the Italian construction market that for long has been plagued by uncertainty, late payments and economic system entangled in red tape thwarting investments.

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MADE EXPO, the trade show focusing on the construction industry is putting its best foot forward in 2013. It is scheduled to take place from October 2-5, 2013 at Fiera Milano Rho, making a major change of direction in the pursuit of specialisation and garnering a wider international audience.

According to ANCE data, since the beginning of the global financial crisis Italy has lost 550 thousand construction jobs across the industry, said Giovanni De Ponte, CEO of MADE EXPO 2013. He, therefore, feels a dire need to react and give companies the support they need to invest in quality, innovation and renewal. Companies choose MADE Expo to look beyond the horizon and become leading players in a leading international event.



The slump in the investment in construction stress the importance of embarking on effective measures to help the sector pick itself up, but this obviously demands a reliable flow of resources. MADE EXPO 2013 is a perfect platform from which to drive the recovery, as the country is struggling with a relentlessly stagnant domestic market and unprecedented unemployment.


Over recent years MADE EXPO has taken a bold stand and supported the main trade associations in their battle, attracting the attention of Italian politics. The Italian Parliament's Environment Committee recently unanimously approved a 55 per cent tax credit as measures to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings.

Construction and Building Site, Building Envelop and Windows, Interiors and Finishings, Energy and Plants, Software and Hardware and Cities and Landscape. MADE EXPO 2013 programmes will also include a number of meetings, conferences and workshops as well as a rich offering of services for exhibitors and visitors.

MADE EXPO has been granted the patronage of the Lombardy Regional Government and the Milan City Council. It will stage six specialised shows:

MADE EXPO 2013 is a highly specialised event with a vast international reach. Its next edition will take place in 2015 coinciding with Milan's World Fair.

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MADE EXPO 2013 is a hub for sustainable construction concepts and as an arena for discussing strategic issues such as energy retrofit and energy efficiency enhancement for existing buildings.


CARRARA MARMOTEC 2014 The Technical, Cultural And Trade Event of the Sector


CARRARA MARMOTEC 2014 is scheduled to take place from May 21-24, 2014 at Carrara Italy. It is the 32nd edition of the fair exposing the tradition of marble, old and new, as well as the latest technology and services within the garmunt of the sector. It has a well defined programmes with specific aim including technical workshops and conferences, practical demonstrations and other regular features. The fair will refect the natural stone industry that is currently undergoing a period of significant change on an international level, thereby establishing new roles and new scenario.

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Carrara with its marble and over two thousand years of history has always been at the fore of the industry with avantgarde companies specialised in processing natural stone and the manufacturing of the best in today's technology. With CARRARAMARMOTEC 2014 Carrara is planning an event which will place the trade fair and the Apuo-Lingurian Versilian area at the centre of attention of the industry the world over. Over several years now, the natural stone industry has been enjoying a favourable climates with a constant increase in quarrying and trade because of increasing use of natural stone in building industry, specially in high end buildings all over the world. 2012 was a positive year for Italian stone with exports to the tune of $1 billion and 10 million Euro for a total quantity of 4.178,259 tonnes, showing an increase of 9.8 per cent in value and 4.17 per cent the quantity. This shows CARRARAMARMOTEC is back with renewed vigour. The best performance was shown by marble, both as a raw material and finished product, with increase in both quantity and value though export of granites showed some decline in quantity, but there was increase in value. North America, Italy's traditional trade partner was soon active again in 2012. This scenario of constant evolvement of Italian stone industry confirm the role of Italian marble and provides the backdrop for the organisation of CARRARAMARMOTEC, which promises to be the best opportunity to understand the current international market trade and dynamics. Being both, a trade fair and a time for analysis has always distinguished the event, which has also renewed its strong relationship with the surrounding territory by activating parallel events such as Carrara Marble Week. This is held at the same time as CARRARAMARMOTEC and involves whole town and its marble culture.


The other important features of the fair include Marble Architectural Awards and a Lectio Magistralis on the culture and use of marble. The organisers are all out to make CARRARAMARMOTEC 2014, the technical, cultural and trade event for the world of stone.

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The architects and designers, the main target group for companies producing high end products, will once again be the focus of CarraraFiere for the organisation of events aimed at building direct relations between the companies and this group of professionals. One interesting feature of CARRARAMARMOTEC 2014 is to host once more Guesting Architecture, whereby architects chosen among international arch star will be invited with a view to setting up meetings with companies exhibiting at the trade fair.


The programme of side events to be held during CARRARAMARMOTEC 2014 has already been largely defined since it is the result of continuous complex international study, which Carrara Fiere carrles cut both on a national and international scale.




Showed Signs to Become the Biggest Exhibition in the Sector



was supported by: Turkish Ministry of Economy Istanbul Mineral Exporters' Association (IMIB) European & International Federation of Natural Stone Industries Republic of Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation

one of the biggest assembly of marble, stone and technologies at CNR Expo, Istanbul.

The large gathering of visitors at NATURAL STONE 2013 included Ÿ Architects Ÿ Interior Architects Ÿ Designers Ÿ Civil Engineers Ÿ Project Managers Ÿ Mining Engineers Ÿ Mechanical Engineers Ÿ Technical Staff Ÿ Marble implementers Ÿ Academicians Ÿ Students Ÿ Press

The fair was organised in 5 hall and outdoor areas where the visitors enjoyed 60,000 sqm. of marble, natural stone products and machinery display in a very attractive way. There were visitors from Middle East, Russia, CIS countries,

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It was for the 10th time that NATURAL STONE fair at Istanbul, Turkey successfully attracted world leading stone producers, exporters and professionals to witness



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China, India, The USA and Balkan countries. From the corporate world there were construction companies, project management and consulting firms, marble traders, building audit companies, architecture offices, construction markets, building materials, wholesalers, reatailers and distributors, mining and natural stone companies, real esate development companies, municipalities and public enterprises, educational institutions and universities. Covering t h e o n e t h i r d o f n a t u r a l s t o n e reserves in the world, Turkish Ministry of Economics gives special attention to natural stone industry of the country where 90 per cent of the production is exported. NATURAL STONE fair, Istanbul is the most awaited and important sectoral gathering in the region and worldwide not only due to being the production centre, but also because of congenial a t m o s p h e r e f or investing on innovation and design. NATURAL STONE 2013 proved to be the region's most important meeting platform and business hub for international key industry traders. The constant growth of each edition of the fair has put it among the top stone exhibitions in the world.

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Stonexpo Afyon 2013

WHY EXHIBIT? Ÿ Stone Expo Afyon concluded it’s first exhibition in


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June this year. Benefits of exhibiting at Stonexpo Afyon next year Meet professionals who are seeking information on the latest products and innovation in stone market. Take advantage of our value stand packages tailored to your needs and budget. Raise the corporate reputation and customer awareness. Attain direct market feedback on your products and design from key decision makers and influencers Build and improve relationships with new and existing customers from the Balkans, CIS Countries, Middle East and Africa regions

EXHIBITOR PROFILE Stone Quarry Owners And Stone Processors Value Added Stone Craft Units Exporters & Importer Of Natural Stone Products Material Handling & Earthmoving Machineries Manufacturers Abrasives & Industrial Chemicals Manufacturers, Traders & Exporters Of Stone Related Machineries & Equipments, Tools & Consumables Transporters And Other Service Providers For Stone Industry

Testing & Standardization Organizations Technical Experts & Consultancy Organizations Trading & Marketing Organizations Chamber Of Commerce Associations Related To Stone Industry Technical Press & Media VISITOR PROFILE Government Bodies & Decision Makers Associations and Trade Bodies Engineers & Architects Academia & Scientists / Landscape Architects, Decorators Interior Designers, Renovation Designers Equipment Dealers & Renters Building Material Dealers / Suppliers / Distributors Foreign companies seeking joint ventures Construction Managers / Project Managers Contractors & Transporters Mine / Quarry Owners Processors of Marble & Granite


EXCON 2013

20-24 November, 2013

• 3rd Largest Exhibition in Asia focussed on Construction Equipment • South Asia’s largest event for Construction Equipment • 627 exhibitors including 214 from abroad • One day Conference on Construction Equipment Industry organized by IECIAL • CII-IECIAL Report on Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Vision 2020: Commanding New Heights, in association with Accenture • International Country pavilions from Japan, Germany, China, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Spain and Finland • 17,597 business visitors • 1,48,000 Sq.mts of exhibition display area

(BIEC), Bengaluru. The event was inaugurated by Dr C P Joshi, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India on 23 November 2011.



Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s premier Industry Association organized Excon 2011 – The 6th International Construction Equipment & Construction Technology Trade Fair between 23 – 27 November, 2011 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre

A Report on Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Vision 2020: Commanding New Heights, in association with Accenture was released during Excon 2011. The report has identified the Key Emerging Trends for the CE Industry.

• With private sector participation in infrastructure development expected to increase from 25 percent to 38 percent over the next decade, customers will increasingly look at mechanization and usage of specialized equipment to meet project deadlines and address skilled labour shortage.

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• India’s economy has remained resilient with GDP growth of 7-8 percent during the recession. The planned investments in infrastructure (>US$ 1 trillion) and growing urbanization will drive the construction industry to grow at 16-17 percent CAGR over the next 10 years.


MARMOMACC 2013 The Leading Event in Sustaining the Marble System Over the years it has been proved that MARMOMACC is the essential fair for operators in the stone industry, from machinery to industrial products, from marble blocks to more complex processing, for professionals in construction and contract sectors as well as designers and decision makers seeking success in an increasingly specialised and competitive context.


Thanks to an integrated system of services combining the quality of the exhibition offering and professional visitors, contacts and penetration on outlet markets, attendance by numerous and qualified delegations of international buyers with match-making initiatives, presentation of studies, research, conventions, commercial and cultural initiatives to analyse the stone market and the main topics in the sector at the service of companies, MARMOMACC 2013 is the most important international event dedicated to marble sector companies. MARMOMACC 2013 is a major show-case highlighting the best production traditions and innovation on a national and international scale, international projects, with many initiatives promoting the special features and wealth of natural stone and the expressive potential of stone materials in architecture and design. MARMOMACC 2013 also pursues its promotion of continual training, technical seminars and programmes

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On the World Market the opening of the 48th edition of MARMOMACC, the international trade fair for stone, design and technologies is scheduled to take place from September 25-28, 2013 at Veronafiere Fair Grounds in Verona, Italy. Once again the event is going to rank as a leading show in sustaining the marble system on the world market in order to promote deveopment of products and technologies and become an increasingly qualified cultural workshop for world-wide trends in stone construction and design.




for architects. With design and technology come together at MARMOMACC 2013 the fair is now a fundamental meeting place for better understanding of corrent evolution and trends in stone and design sectors. The statistics of the past 1 years speak high of MARMOMACC's constant growth. MARMOMACC 2012 there were 1,431 exhibitors from 58 countries, including Italy. The net exhibition area was 73,458 sqm where 56,903 visitors from home and abroad congregated. MARMOMACC is considered by trade operators and professionals as the landmark world event in the field of natural stone. MARMOMACC is the Mecca for all who are manufacturing and trading in marble, stone and related machinery, tools and services.

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Qingdao International Stone Fair

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The 7th China Qingdao International Stone Fair was successfully ended on July 21, 2013. With all support of exhibitors, associations and medium friends, the fair has been the only one stone fair in northern China increased every year. As the No.1 stone fair in northern China, Qingdao International Stone Fair bases on main stone bases of Shandong and makes full use of advantages of Qingdao to build the global stone trade and under construction project purchasing platform. The exhibition area of 2013 fair is 30,000sqm with 1,500 standard booths and nearly 500 stone enterprises from home and abroad. About 40,000 (person time) visitors were attracted to attend including 1000 real estate enterprises, 8600 distributors, 600 import and export trading companies as well as 1800 architect and engineering companies. Effect is the highlight of Qingdao Stone Fair. In order to enhance the onsite cooperation, the fair committee invited real estate developers, project contractors by the support of real estate associations in China. And the reception party held on July 17 also offered a good opportunity for face to face communication for suppliers and purchasers. The 8th Qingdao International Stone Fair will be held on July 18-21, 2014 in Qingdao International

Convention Center, more stone materials, machineries, tools as well as new products and technologies will be shown.


Interactive Session between Government, Industry & Stone Technology Centre (Training Division) [TSP] at Stone Artisan Park Training Institute, Ambaji

Visitors Participating in the Meeting

Efforts made for enrollment and recruitment and giving employment were shown in printed power point presentation. The work being done at SAPTI, Ambaji was appreciated by visitors.There were discussions and suggestions for improvement in training which have been noted for further needful. Manish Patel, a Marble Unit Holder Addressing the Meeting

Group Photograph of Invitees with Shri U.K. Singh, Assistant Geologist and K.Vikram Rastogi, President, STC (TD), Jaipur

Development and Four Month on Machines for Stone craft. The visitors were welcomed by U. K. Singh, Assistant Geologist, Palanpur. He also apprised them about training being conducted at SAPTI, Ambaji. K. Vikram Rastogi, President, STONE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE (TRAINING DIVISION), Jaipur also addressed the meeting. Printed power point presentation and other publications were circulated among the visitors showcasing progress of training, various phases of training, practical operations, computer 2D & 3D, AutoCAD, Work done by visiting sculptors, new artifacts prepared in the

During the meeting, there was very good response and nine employment offers were received. Other unit holders also promised to give employment to pass out students.

Visitors were taken around the campus and shown actual hand sculpting and machine operations. New artifacts were also shown to the visitors. They were very much impressed with efforts of SAPTI, Ambaji to upscale skills of the students who are undergoing training at the campus. It was also decided to call next meeting after four months so as to keep a dialogue between industry and STONE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE (TRAINING DIVISION), Jaipur.


U.K. Singh, Assistant Geologist Addressing the Meeting

campus, exposure given to the students on entrepreneurship and self-employment, marketing, pricing, loans and subsidies.

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A meeting of owners of manufacturing units in Ambaji was held at SAPTI, Ambaji on 20.7.2013. Thirty One owners and representatives of owners attended the meeting. The meeting was called to apprise the progress and operations being conducted at SAPTI, Ambaji with regard to vocational training of eligible students in two courses namely One Year Course on Stone Enterprise




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Sudhanshu Pant, Secretary Mines, Government of Rajasthan and Member Governing Body, CDOS; Naveen Mahajan, Managing Director, RIICO R.K. Gupta, Chief Executive officer, CDOS, Balwinder Singh, Senior Director FICCI.

The recent visit of a high level delegation of the Government of Rajasthan, CDOS(Centre for Development of Stones) and FICCI headed by Sudhanshu Pant, Secretary Mines, Government of Rajasthan and Member Governing Body, CDOS in Natural Stone Show at Istanbul, Turkey, was a well conceived and planned move to promote the natural stones of the state. The delegation included Naveen Mahajan, Managing Director, RIICO, R.K. Gupta, Chief Executive officer, CDOS, Balwinder Singh, Senior Director and Pankaj Verma, Deputy Director from FICCI. NATURAL STONE SHOW 2013, THE 10TH International Marble, Natural Stone products and technologies fair was organized by CNR Expo from June 5-8, 2013. The delegation met the organizer, Turkish Industries Association(TUSKON), Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association(IMIB) besides other exhibitors and buyers for promoting Indian stone sector. The delegation, availing the opportunity, aggressively promoted forthcoming events of CDOS like Global Stone Technology Forum 2013 and India StoneMart 2015 exhibitions amongst the participants of NATURAL STONE SHOW.

A 'Stones of Rajasthan Pavilion' was also set up at the fair from where the stone wealth of Rajasthan viz availability of different stones, their properties etc. were promoted. Around 40 prominent varieties of stone samples were displayed besides disseminating information on Rajasthan dimension stone industry through posters, brochures, catalogues, photographs, short duration film and CDOS publication i.e. Stones of Rajasthan. NATURAL STONE SHOW is one of the largest stone industry exhibitions in Turkey. In this 10th edition of the exhibition around 300 exhibitors participated from different parts of the world namely Iran, Spain, India, Taiwan, UAE, Egypt, China, Greece and Italy etc. The total area of the exhibition was around 25,000 sqm. Around 30,000 visitors witnessed the exhibition. Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director, RIICO, gave an overview of investment opportunities in Rajasthan, especially in view of on-going DMIC project and its initiative in developing country specific industrial zones as has been done for Japanese and Korean companies. He also invited Turkish companies for investment in Rajasthan in different sectors and requested TUSKON to explore possibilities for

establishing special industrial zone for Turkish companies as well. He also informed about possibilities of immediate cooperation between the two countries in stones besides other sectors. He requested TUSKON to mobilize participation of Turkish companies in different events held in India. TUSKON happily agreed to mobilize a delegation to Rajasthan to explore investment and business opportunities in near future.

R.K. Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, CDOS with other Indian Exhibitors at the CDOS Pavilion

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Neveen Mahajan, Managing Director, RIICO at the Inauguration of the event




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Prasram Mordia, Chairman, Rajasthan Housing Board.

Rajasthan Housing Board is marching ahead with the mission of fulfilling the dream of the common man of having a house of its own. Since its inception in 1970, the board has developed well planned residential colonies in 67 cities of Rajasthan with the best possible amenities. The chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot aspires to provide a house to every family in the state. To achieve this target, Rajasthan Housing Board, under the able guidance and leadership of its chairman, Parasram Mordia, has embarked upon many an ambitions schemes and projects. The efforts of Mordia and his team have proved fruitful and people have developed a confidence that their dream of a shelter will now become a reality. In the past 42 years, the board constructed around 2.25 lakh residential units whereas in the past one year, its has been on a progress spree and has started the construction of more than 20 thousand houses for the benefit of the poor. It has also provided a lot of concessions for the deprived.

The board, with an objective of providing quality houses to the needy, has taken a number of decisions that would benefit the poor, disabled, SC/ST, minorities and others. It is providing low-cost housing to the economically weaker sections. The constitution of India provides reservation to SC/ST but RHB had not provided due reservation in allotment of houses. After taking over as Chairman Mordia introduced due reservation in to SC/ST and weaker sections, thus making their dream of owning a house a reality. It was also decided to five 50% rebate in the registration fee to the SC/ST. The disabled had a lot of problems when they were allotted houses on second and third floors of multistoreyed houses. Mordia realized their agony and decided to allot only ground floor houses to the disabled. The board is conscious of its responsibilities towards the martyr soldiers, who have laid their lives for the


To provide relief to the economically weaker and other sections of the society, the board has decided to reduce 3 percent of the cost of houses being purchased under hire purchase scheme. The development charges for the land were earlier 18% which have been reduced to 15%. Rajasthan Housing Board has till country. The houses allotted to the war widows carry a rebate of Rs. 2-4 lacs as a salute to the martyrs. Rajasthan Housing Board also pays homage to those great persons who have given significant contribution to the nation. It has started affordable housing schemes on the names of great people like the founding father of our constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and pioneer of a social revolution, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule.


specifications for the construction of houses throughout the state. The material used will be the same everywhere and the standard and quality of the construction will be maintained. Local architecture and material will be given priority.

The board has introduced uniform

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date started construction of 2, 31, 588 houses. In the last three years construction of 17,472 residential units of different categories was started whereas in the financial year 2013-14 the board started the construction of 10,357 housing units. This is a record achievement in the 42 years, history of the board. The target for the year is 15000 units and to achieve this, 10 new schemes for constructing 2336 houses in a cities have been started. They include Jaipur, Anta, Jhalawar, Nainwa, Atru, Chhabra, Kishangarh, Rajsamand and Jodhpur.




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“STONE PANORAMA” The Global magazine on Dimension Stone Industry’ is the glorious publication of STONE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE. The mission of the...

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