Less than a month away from the start of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council, its members and partners encourage the public to join them in learning and promoting the important role modern building codes have in creating safer and more resilient communities. Building Safety Month is a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of building safety.
Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, recently announced the 18 projects receiving the coveted Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards for 2020. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects.
Coverings, the largest tile and stone trade show in North America, recently announced the 14 winners of its prestigious 2020 Rock Star awards. The Coverings Rock Star award is an Emerging Leaders Program that honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry. Among this year’s winners is Brittany Storm, MAPEI’s sustainability manager.
The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced that Ryan Marino, TCNA’s standards development and research manager, was recently named a Coverings 2020 Rock Star recipient. Coverings Rock Stars, an emerging leaders program, honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry.
Each year, Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) honors an exemplary North American tile distributor with the prestigious North American Distributor Award. The winner represents a company that not only has a rich history and sells a diverse array of Italian ceramic products but also demonstrates a deep passion and knowledge of their trade and a desire to build awareness around the lasting and superior quality of Italian-made design.
As a result of the severe economic shock caused by the lockdown measures imposed by governments around the world to contain the spread of COVID-19, global construction output is expected to contract by 1.4% in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Tile Council of North America’s (TCNA) Product Performance Testing Laboratory has a long history of microbiological testing and research on ceramic tiles and other floor and wall coverings, including ground-breaking research on photocatalytic antimicrobial surfaces and the antimicrobial effects of various metal oxides in glazes. Due to increased testing inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the TCNA lab is expanding its microbiology based services to meet the industry’s growing and ever-changing needs for relevant, up-to-date product testing and analysis.
OxBlue.com, an Atlanta-based technology company, is using its artificial intelligence (AI) tools to measure the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on construction activity across the U.S. The full analysis looked at all 50 states and more than 100 metropolitan areas between March 1 and April 17, 2020.
Del Conca USA recently introduced three new tile collections for 2020. These collections are a tribute to nature, taking inspiration from the evolving patterns of society’s connection to the natural environment and its processes.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we delved into the topic of Gauged Porcelain Tile. Through various case studies and a detailed technical focus by Jim Whitfield at MAPEI, learn more about the evergrowing topic that is currently dominating the tile market. Also, don’t forget to check out our product showcase, which highlights the newest tile tools and accessories that have been introduced.
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