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Tile Testing 101: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Products are Tested for Quality and Performance

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

The tile industry prides itself on its stringent standards for product quality and performance. Ceramic tile and related installation material suppliers, specifiers, and users rely on laboratory testing to evaluate conformance with industry standards and ensure that the right products are being used in the correct applications. This session provides a glimpse into TCNA’s Product Performance Testing Laboratory, including an in-depth look at the tests that are most heavily relied upon by the industry.

Presented by:
Katelyn Simpson
Director of Laboratory Manager and ASC A108 Committee Secretary, TCNA

Grant Davidson
Standards Development Engineer, TCNA




Historic Terra Cotta Restoration: Guidelines and Details

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This program provides an introduction to terra cotta as an architectural cladding material, its manufacturing, overview of its performance, and methods of installation & repair. Terra cotta, as an architectural material in the United States, was used profusely from the late nineteen century until the 1950s as a durable and decorative material and continues to be chosen as a unique solution for creative cladding solutions. Terra cotta is a high-performance material, however when failure does occur it is generally associated with original detailing, poor building maintenance, and reaction to secondary materials in the wall assembly. Specific information will be provided on repair materials and techniques that are suitable for terra cotta buildings and their various construction types.

Presented by:
Casey Weisdock
Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI


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Historic Masonry Repair & Restoration - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Get an overview of historic masonry wall assemblies and their evolution from mass, to transitional, to cladding systems. This session explores the differences between these systems and how they function. Learn the rationale and methodology for condition assessment and gain insight into common types of deterioration and material characteristics. Understanding the material properties, the type of construction, and its vulnerabilities helps in developing appropriate repair and restoration solutions. Prioritizing repairs, such as protecting horizontal surfaces, integrating new flashings, and repairing steel elements can help to solve the root cause of damage or water infiltration. General appropriate masonry repair and replacement options are discussed for several types of masonry such as brick, terra cotta, stone, cast stone, and their associated mortar. Finally, see how craftworkers that are trained and educated in masonry restoration are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic masonry projects.

New Developments in Masonry Design, Delivery, and Technology- 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Building efficient, affordable, and schedule-friendly masonry systems is easier than ever with new developments in software, construction materials, equipment and technology. Join us for this webinar discussing how research and education are moving masonry to the best possible building enclosure system.