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Scott Conwell is a director of industry development with the IMI. A leader in the tile and stone industry, Scott sits on the tile/marble/terrazzo labor-management craft committee of the IUBAC. He is a delegate to the TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation committee and sits on the ANSI A108 Committee for ceramic tile. In his 25+ years with the IMI, Scott has presented over 1,000 seminars to architects, designers, contractors and students all over the world. He is a registered architect, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute.
One of the most exciting developments in the 2021 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) are the new opportunities to use large-format adhered porcelain tile and ultra-large-format tile panels on building exteriors. The new code language represents the first major update for porcelain tile since its introduction to the IBC in 2009.
There are many factors that contribute to the ability of a tile to permanently bond to the substrate, including substrate preparation, proper selection of setting material, environmental conditions during installation, application of bonding mortar and embedment of the tile.
Tile showers are an amenity to any residence, and when constructed properly, can provide generations of reliable service. While a tile shower may appear simple on the surface, there is a lot going on behind the scenes.
Design professionals and specification writers should have a basic understanding of mud floors and walls and should require the installing contractor to meet minimum qualification requirements for this specialized type of work. This article will examine the components of mud work, including installer qualification criteria.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we explore outdoor tile installations, from extravagant entertainment areas to grandiose entries. We also delve into surface prep, where you can find a range of new products that are available on the market. And don’t forget to check out our product showcase from TISE 2021, which details all of the new product introductions for this year from manufacturers all over the world.