March 21, 2017

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IMI: "Design Considerations for Large Format Tile"

11:30 AM
Black & Veatch Corporation Ruisch Auditorium | 11401 Lamar. Ave. Overland Park, KS 66211 Map

Design Considerations for Large Format Tile 
This course will examine design and installation considerations for large format ceramic and porcelain tile (LFT). It will define the sizing categories for tile, and will address opportunities and constraints unique to LFT as defined by ANSI standards and TCNA methods. It will address bonding pattern recommendations, acceptable warpage and lippage, and acceptable minimums & variation in grout joint width. The program will also take a close look at substrate preparation for LFT including substrate flatness tolerances. Finally, the program will provide information on the newly defined category of thin Gauged Porcelain Tile (GPT) and thin GPT slabs/panels, including an update on the new ANSI standards currently in development.

Scott Conwell, FAIA, ALA, CDT, LEED AP 
The International Masonry Institute
Illinois Director

At his AIA Fellowship investiture, the American Institute of Architects stated, “Through education and service, Scott Conwell has equipped thousands of architects with knowledge and tools to design high performing buildings in brick, tile, and stone; His work has significantly elevated the quality in masonry buildings nationwide.”  In his 20 years with IMI, Scott has developed three areas of specialty:  delivering meaningful architectural education; contributing to the development of tile standards and best practices through his work on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook committee, the BAC Tile/Marble/Terrazzo Craft Committee, and the ANSI A108 Accredited Standards Committee; and leading IMI’s team on the Masonry Detailing Series. Scott is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and a registered architect in Illinois. 



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