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Wednesday, May 17, 2017Thursday, May 18, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

W100 – Stone Roundtable: Game Changers Influencing the Market

The Canadian stone industry is evolving at a rapid rate. What are the market disrupters today? What should the industry expect in the next five years? What are international trends affecting the market? This panel will address today’s game changers and how it will affect your business.

Moderator:
Bill Wright, Tile and Stone Specialist, Stone Tile International

Panel:
Glen Pestrin, Chief Executive Officer, York Marble, Tile and Terrazzo
Michael Picco, President & CEO, PICCO Engineering

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

W101 – Tile the Natural Choice: How Tile Contributes to Green, Sustainability and LEED Certification

Explore the many benefits and features of tile by learning how tile can contribute to LEED certifications and help you achieve points and credits in Green construction. The session will provide an overview of new systems and products for tile while presenting real-life analyses for the life cycle of tile, including cost, sustainability and environmental impact.

Learn About:

  • Ceramic tile properties and sustainability attributes
  • Tile and Green Building credits and requirements
  • Guide to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for tile
  • Update on mortars and grouts
  • How to achieve LEED certification using tile
  • Life cycle comparisons between tile and other flooring materials
  • Case study: Exploring energy efficiency and low environmental impact using geothermal heating in combination with tile
  • What’s new in the 09 30 00 manual in reflection of the previous content covered

Speaker:
Dale Kempster, Technical Director, Schluter Systems (Canada)

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

W102 – Membrane System Solutions for Crack Isolation and Sound Control

This session is an in-depth presentation about the approved industry standards for Crack Isolation and Sound Control products, an examination of the membrane most appropriate for each application and how to avoid costly common installation mistakes and failures.
This session will address technical challenges and issues for architects, contractors, installers, designers, property managers and other building professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reference the approved industry standards for Crack Isolation and Sound Control products
  • Choose the membrane most appropriate for the application. Understand the benefits and some of the limitations
  • Design full layering system solutions to meet customer needs and objectives
  • How to avoid common installation mistakes and failures

Speaker:
Pierre Hebert, Manager of Technical Services, Mapei

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

W103 – Technical Update: Tile & Stone Project Specification Essentials

What are the latest tile and stone specifications architects, designers and installers should know such as frost resistance, CGSB, MR, shade variation, PEI, COF and MOHS. This session will address tile and stone selection including life-cycle flooring costs and other factors to consider. The speaker will discuss care and maintenance of tile, grout, and natural stone. Learn about the criteria for Ecolabel products; green manufacturing process; and how tile can contribute LEED points for your buildings and projects.

Speaker:
Bill Wright, Tile and Stone Specialist, Stone Tile International

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

W104 – Successful Strategies for Designing Installation Systems for Thin Porcelain Tile

There is a trend towards thin porcelain tiles; but what are the challenges inherent in the thinner format? This seminar will examine reduced thickness, applications, and costly challenges with installation. Learn about the proper installation system methods and alternatives for the materials; the tools required for effective handling and installation;
and the special design considerations for successful installations.

Speakers:
Brian Jones, Sales Representative, Ardex LP
Sherri Wildman, District Architectural Manager, Ardex LP

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

T100 – Large Format Tile Roundtable: Innovation Driving the Market

Are we at the pinnacle of the industry’s innovation curve? As an industry, all stakeholders should work together to ensure tile is providing clients and end users with a lifetime solution and ROI that inherently comes with the product. This panel will address the issues and challenges of large format tiles to piece together the puzzle for future specifications, design and applications. Attend this critical panel discussion and join the conversation about tile formats that are impacting design and construction today.

Moderator:
Bill Wright, Tile and Stone Specialist, Stone Tile International

Panel:
Ross Keltie, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Centura Tile
Dale Kempster, Technical Director, Schluter Systems (Canada)
Sherri Wildman, District Architectural Manager, Ardex LP

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

T101 – Terrazzo Today: What You Need to Know about Material and Function

The speaker will provide a brief history of terrazzo and a basic understand of the material. Learn about the new and inspiring applications, installations and designs using terrazzo. This presentation will address the challenges, issues, solutions, and best practices for proper installations for commercial and residential applications. Let your creativity be your guide as you explore terrazzo as a potential material for your next project.

Speaker:
Brad Meyer, North American Sales Manager, Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

T102 – Challenges Facing Fabricators Today

What are the challenges of fabricators today: material loss, safety, time, shortage of skilled trades, technology, training or certification? What are the technological advances in the market that are changing the way work is done or materials used? This session will address tips, best practices and solutions to help fabricators save time, money or material resources.

Speaker:
Paolo Mantenuto, President, Marble and Marble

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

T103 – New Generation Kitchens & Bathrooms: Insights to Future Trends

Kitchen and bath trends are constantly changing along with consumer preferences. Designers, architects, installers, contractors, property managers and owners are constantly challenged with the demands for upgraded materials and new designs. What are some of the new trends for the coming year? And what are some of the challenges of installation to ensure waterproof environments, functionality and style that will endure the test of time?

Speaker:
Tod Valicki, Commercial Manager, Schluter Systems (Canada)

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

T104 – Creature Comforts: Heated Floors & Sound Attenuation Membranes

This presentation will examine the advancement of radiant heated flooring in construction and how it affects the tile and stone industry. The speaker will discuss the increased need for an effective system, oriented applications, and proper movement joint placement. Learn about the differences between airborne noise and impact sounds and how it’s measured; what STC and IIC values mean; the most common building codes related to multi-family construction and how to specify sound attenuation membranes.

Speaker: Geoff Duck, Nuheat, Western Regional Sales Manager, Pentair Thermal Building Solutions