Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Tile Academy
What was initially perceived as a niche type product in the tile industry has become popular with millions of square feet manufactured, sold, and successfully installed.
As porcelain tiles become larger, thinner, and stronger, the design potential explodes. Gauged porcelain tile panels (GPTP) range from 40 inches to 12 feet and are specified for an increasingly wide span of applications including walls and floors, indoor and outdoor, and even furniture. With recent material advances in these innovative products and the setting mortar has come new International Building Code standards to guide the proper specification and application of GPTP.
This webinar brings together architects and industry experts to explore design opportunities and problem-solving potential that these forward-looking panels have made possible.
Bart Bettiga, Executive Director of the National Tile Contractors Association, will provide a broad overview of current and expanding applications for GPTP.
Ameen Ayoub,Principal at AADS Architects will present a striking Beverly Hills residence where the light weight of GPTP helped him overcome an exterior design challenge.
Steve Clem, principal at TVS Design, will present various interior projects where gauged porcelain tile panels played a major design role.
Bill Griese, tile standards expert and LEED AP, will provide recent updates to the International Building Code. He will explain how advancements in materials, stronger mortars, and robust training and installation efforts helped to evolve the codes.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion addressing several key issues.
- Define new opportunities and criteria for exterior tile using new 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
- Discuss the variety of applications for gauged porcelain tile panels.
- Describe substrate preparation for gauged porcelain tiles and flatness concerns for both floors and walls.
- Describe several high-end projects where gauged porcelain tile panels solved design challenges.
- Identify the three pillars of GPTP success: advances in materials, new standards, and qualified labor.