Tile, stone and glass are now available in formats never before accessible to designers and architects. This CEU will review the newest tile, stone and glass products and discuss when and where to specify them, provide examples of how best to use them, and give guidance on proper installation and care.
CONTACT: Debra Goodwin
[email protected] | 203-491-7709
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AIA-01 | Water as Design Medium - This seminar will discuss the design and specification issues to be considered when designing areas that will be subject to water exposure. The program will highlight the options for, Surface Preparation, Waterproofing, Setting Materials, and Grouts, including the benefits that are now available through new technology in this field. The course will review and emphasize the detailing necessary to obtain successful installations of tile and stone in wet areas, while comparing cost and labor impacts for the various systems presented.
AIA-02 | Ceramic Tile and Stone Troubleshooting - This generic educational seminar will provide an overview of the most common tile and stone installation problems. This presentation provides information on the causes, corrections, and prevention of ceramic tile and stone installation failures.
Accredited By: AIA
CONTACT: Matt Snell
[email protected] | 917-838-0459
1 | Color Theory and Its Application - Examining the impact of light, vision, and texture on color in the design environment. Presentation outlines the basics of color theory and psychology, followed by an engaging discussion of how materials such as ceramics, wood, textiles and glass can be fully integrated to create and define cohesive, beautiful spaces.
2 | 2018 & Beyond - Participants will be able to explain the differences between a trend tracker and a trend master. Participants will be able to capture, process and analyze trend signs and other research materials in the mindset of a trend master. Participants will be able to recognize the evolution of design trends in the current design and the influences behind them. Participants will be able to identify market strategies and propose innovative ways to reach new audiences. Participants will be able to identify the ever-changing consumer and explain how design influences their purchasing decision. Participants will be able to examine the latest looks in home design and colors.
Accredited by: AIA, ASID
CONTACT: Kristin Good
[email protected] | 310-257-1300
This course is designed to educate the audience on the types of glass tile on the market today. There are many types of glass on the market produced in various ways. We will go over the history of glass tile, quality standards in place to help protect the consumers, manufacturing methods, mounting methods, sustainability and installation methods. At the end of this presentation, the audience will have the confidence to specify the right products for the right applications.
Accredited by: IDCEC
CONTACT: Rick Crane
[email protected] | 909-347-3085
1 | Maximizing Tile Installations with Trim Profiles - This seminar will focus on how trim profiles improve the integrity of tile installations and increase the versatility of tile in various applications, including floors, walls, countertops, and more. Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify tile trim profiles and understand their basic design and function. 2. Understand how to incorporate trim profiles into specific ceramic tile and dimension stone tile applications, including floors, walls, countertops, and more.
2 | Moisture Management in Showers - Leaks and mold continue to pose serious problems for the construction industry. This seminar will compare traditional waterproofing systems with modern waterproofing technology to show how tiled showers have evolved. The fundamentals of both approaches, including proper design, execution, and function will be presented, with close attention paid to common errors, as well. The benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has improved tiled showers will be stressed. Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify the benefits and challenges associated with tiled showers. 2. Understand the proper design and execution of tiled shower waterproofing systems. 3. Recognize the benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has revolutionized tiled showers
3 | Uncoupling Principle - This seminar will examine the Uncoupling Principle, which is now recognized in the Tile Council of America's 2019 Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation as well as by the Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada. Review the history behind the Uncoupling Principle and examine the evolution of tile settling techniques, along with the benefits and limitations of each stage of development. The individual functions that are inherent to an uncoupling system will be discussed and the major implications for tile and stone installations revealed. Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, the participant will be able to 1) comprehend the basics of the uncoupling principle and its relationship to the tile and stone industry 2) recognize new areas of installation that can be attained through the utilization of an uncoupling system 3) interpret and apply the new details and applications found in the current TCA Handbook.
4 | Challenges and Solutions For Today’s Tile And Stone Installations - Ceramic and stone tiles are beautiful and durable surface coverings, but today’s construction environment presents a variety of unique installation challenges. This NON-PROPRIETARY Seminar will look at the history of tile installation and address both traditional methods and new technology. Topics that will be covered will include tile membrane advancements, movement accommodation, and controversial issues such as mold and questionable shower assemblies. TCA Handbook details will be discussed. Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, the participant will be able to: 1) comprehend the challenges associated with tile and stone installations. 2) recognize new areas of application that can be attained through the utilization of new installation technology.
5 | Building Barrier Free Showers - This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand that there are varying standards for barrier-free construction. 2) Recognize the specialized waterproofing measures that must be taken when designing a curb-less shower for an ADA compliant barrier-free environment. 3) Be able to specify and incorporate custom design elements into an ADA compliant barrier-free shower. 4) Be able to seek out resources detailing ADA specifications of special requirements for shower seating, niches, grab bars, benches etc.
5 | Combining Design and Function in Today’s ADA Compliant Bathrooms - Mandated requirements for ADA compliance and demand from an aging population are creating a growing need for barrier-free bathrooms. Today’s ADA compliant bathroom no longer has to be utilitarian or “institutional” in its design. Design options are enhanced through the use of tile and innovative construction methods. The result is beautiful bathrooms that also adhere to ADA standards for accessible design. This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design. Learning Objectives: 1) How barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. 2) Why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design. 3) The principle of uncoupling, its functions, and history. 4) The evolution of tile setting techniques along with the benefits and limitations of each stage of development.
Accredited by: AIA
CONTACT: Joey Sonntag
[email protected] | 413-768-0872
1 | The Greenest Choice for Flooring - This program will cover the characteristics that define porcelain tile. Participants will discuss how porcelain tile is the greenest choice as a flooring material and therefore is ideal for sustainable design. Attendees will also learn how “green” tile is manufactured. The course covers how porcelain tile relates to green building rating systems like LEED.
2 | Large Thin Porcelain Tile – The goal of this course is to teach architects and designers the fundamentals of large/thin porcelain tiles, from what they are and how they are made to what makes them “green” and examples of their use. This CEU is available virtually.
3 | Tile vs. Stone: What is the best performing floor? - Explore the distinct differences between tile and stone through the materials' history, testing, applications, and more.
4 | Gauged Panels: The Future In Tile - Learn how these revolutionary 60" x 120" large gauged porcelain panels are manufactured and why their technical characteristics make them "green".
5 | Porcelain Tile: The Greenest Choice For Flooring - Discover why porcelain tile is the most eco-friendly choice for flooring material and the ideal choice for sustainable design.
6 | Ventilated Facades: Rainscreen Applications - Understand why ventilated facades are economically and aesthetically superior to other building facades.
Accredited by: AIA & IDCEC
CONTACT: Andrea Mo
[email protected] | 646-703-1669
Designing with Glass
Sicis will take you through a brief history of decorative glass for interiors and modern application techniques and tips for design. Glass is the premier material for interior design, whether bathed in light or dimly lit according to the mood and purpose. The sheer aesthetic brilliance of glass is a great choice for interior designers, architects, and decorators. This course will review decorative glass in the 19th and 20th centuries and how it has evolved into the hundreds of choices and applications available to modern and contemporary design.
Accredited by: ASID, IIDA, IDC, IDCEC
CONTACT: Debbie Mendez
[email protected] | 917-239-5440