Tile of Spain has partnered with Architectural Record to launch a new CEU for architects and designers, “Innovation and Industry: Ceramic’s Sustainable Story.”
This educational article discusses innovations in the ceramic tile industry that have helped develop a product that is truly sustainable in every sense of the word: cost effective, durable, and healthy for buildings and occupants.
The course discusses ceramic tile’s sustainability story through a review of industry standards and research initiatives; compares competitive materials based on lifespan by the amortization of values over time; reviews criteria to aid in the selection of sustainable building materials; and helps define how tile can be used in universal design. To access the course, click here.
Tile of Spain has partnered with CE STRONG to launch a mobile friendly CEU course designed specifically for active architects and designers who want the flexibility to gain AIA approved CEU credits on the go. An Ecological Basis for Selecting Ceramic Tile: Evaluating ceramic tile for use in green building projects, sponsored by Tile of Spain, is now available in the CE STRONG mobile app.
The educational course sums up the technical performance of tile. The article reviews how to effectively use ceramics in green building projects and its role in aiding the environment. Simultaneously, the course highlights recent innovations in the industry and gives an overview of the modern benefits of ceramic tile in terms of building performance and construction benefits.
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Ceramic Tile: Solutions for Holistic Sustainability: CEU with Architectural Record
Tile of Spain has partnered with Architectural Record to launch a new CEU for architects and designers to gain Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credits from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ceramic Tile: Solutions for Holistic Sustainability, sponsored by Tile of Spain, is now available in the Architectural Record Continuing Education Center.
This educational article discusses the ecological benefit of using ceramic tiles in architecture, and the very low long-term impact that ceramic tile has on our environment. On top of these advantages, the effect of ceramic tile on occupant satisfaction has been quantified and is now employed as part of a green building strategy – there are several empirical measures of how ceramic tile boosts contentment in a workplace, community facility, hotel, school, or home. To access the course, click here.
Specification 2.0: Understanding Ceramics to Use Their Full Potential
The modern age of ceramic tile began around 1970. Since then the innovations in aesthetics and quality have jumped by leaps and bounds. Today, we will explore the four types of tile. Production techniques and an easy rule of thumb will be applied to provide simple language to explain choices to clients easily and select the optimal tile for every job. Once a solid foundation of knowledge is built we can get creative utilizing all the new products available to their maximum potential. As the industry changes, new production and glazing techniques give rise to new materials – it’s up to us to take full advantage of this highly innovative industry. Modern technology like large formats, slim porcelains, ventilated facades and ceramic screens provide nearly limitless potential to grow our specifications outside kitchens and baths or even floors and walls. As part of this presentation, 30 minutes will be devoted to trends/innovations and the second half to focus on ventilated facades.
This is an in-person CEU. Please contact Tile of Spain at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the course for your firm.