AKRON, OH -- The International Masonry Institute (IMI) and the Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) recently held two events in the 2019 Tile and Stone Seminar Series.

Last month, the IMI Tile Training Center in Livermore, CA was the site for the San Francisco area event, which was attended by 35 architects, designers and contractors.

The half-day educational program included a tabletop exhibit with 10 vendors showing off their products between educational sessions. Attendees earned 4 learning units with the AIA or four hours toward IMI Contractor College and TCAA Trowel of Excellence continuing education.

During the first week of June, the IMI and TCAA held the sixth event in the seminar series, this time in the Chicago, IL, area. The IMI-BAC District Council Training Center in Addison, IL was the location for the event that was attended by 140 architects, engineers and designers.

The program featured presentations on challenges and growth opportunities in exterior tile and stone, the critical points of design and installation, and a panel discussion focused on tile problems and solutions with local suppliers and other industry experts. In between the presentations, attendees interacted with material suppliers and other industry representatives at table top exhibits representing all facets of the tile and stone industry.

The seminar series takes a break for the next few months, with the next event taking place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the BAC Local 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship Training Center in Indianapolis, IN.

For more information, to register and to see the list of cities and dates, visit https://bit.ly/2XVebZB, www.imiweb.org or www.tcaainc.org.