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Stone from the architectural perspective

 Publish Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Stone from the architectural perspective
Engineer Mohammad Reza Nikbakht
Perhaps in a general survey, it can be said that the current state of the stone industry, like other industries in the country, has been influenced by the prevailing economic situation. The conditions that affect the general industry of the country and there are points of commonality among them in many ways. Architectural art generally requires that the obsession with the use of stone products be always used either for the quality of the product or for its welcome in global markets. We cannot expect architects to use out-of-stock or inferior quality products to support domestic products, but one can hope to provide a product that is compatible with the tastes of applicants, creating a market for it and developing the products in the field.
 
Architectural look to Iranian stone industry
Our country is rich in terms of diversity and various resources of decorative stones. Even in the present conditions, some Iranian stone samples, such as black, red, and yellow travertines, are still published in foreign journals and world-class magazines, or marbles of white, yellow, green, etc. have no similar foreign samples. The existence of these mines indicates the potential of the country's industry to attend the international arena. But entering the global markets involves varying economic and commercial conditions. An architect cannot scrupulously analyze the economic and commercial stone industry but can easily examine why the demand for imported stones is more than the existing ones inside the country.
When the structure formed in various industries, in particular, the stone industry is based on the knowledge available in this field, the products will be offered in such a way that they will consider all the prospects for market share. Architects apply stones to use in their projects that are consistent with global trends and existing methods of production and supply. Therefore, if we want to have a review on the existing state of the country from the perspective of an architect, it can be said that the knowledge poverty in this industry has affected all its dimensions. When manufacturers seek to gain global markets, they constantly monitor new products and they will produce it if there is a potential capacity in the country. Producing a product that is compatible with global demand will be needed to improve the productivity of industries and equip the machinery, along with global changes. In other words, attention to the main consumers of stone products implicitly inject productivity and strive to reduce production costs. The use of architects of stone products in projects is, in fact, an affirmation of the quality and updating of products. Architects cannot be expected to create false demand for the stone industry, and, contrary to desire and scientific nature of their field, will block the entrance of foreign stones to the domestic market. The beauty of stones is relative like other beauties, and what drives the orientation and convergence of tastes into a particular stone is the attention of manufacturers to the knowledge of the day and the movement trends of the global markets.
At present, it cannot be said that the quality of all domestic products is low, even some manufacturers produce very good quality stones, but our production capacity does not fit into the wide range of existing stones in the market. Occasionally, production units even lose the market for stones of high demand worldwide due to low production volumes. The entry of a stone into the market and its use in various projects in different parts of the world is the basis for introducing and branding it in global markets. Therefore, any disruption in this field means the loss of demand for domestic products and the entry of alternative foreign products. In the absence of reasonable consistency and sufficient knowledge, markets cannot be properly targeted and many sources of the country are lost. In addition to supplying appropriate knowledge and adjusting the supply of the country in line with the demand on the world markets, appropriate support should be considered to facilitate the flow of production in the country. Producing a high quality product of worldwide origin also requires competitive advantage. This factor is not possible, except in the form of government support, export incentives and, more importantly, appropriate political interactions. Undoubtedly, appropriate economic and commercial interactions are always the cause of the political relations that are appropriate to other countries. The set of these factors will lead to the production of high quality products with competitive power in different countries and can be a step in the direction of development of the country's stone industry.


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