Tile of Spain / Inalco Sponsors AIA CEU Programs at Hastings Tile & Bath

Apr 26, 2010

Tile of Spain / Inalco Sponsors AIA CEU Programs at Hastings Tile & Bath
What: CEU Programs sponsored by Tile of Spain and Inalco, hosted by Hastings Tile & Bath


When: April 21, noon and 5:30 pm.
Where: Architects & Designers Building, 150 East 58th Street, 10th Floor, New York.
Description: These two sessions led by Patti Fasan, CTC, will focus on specification and design. Lunch served after the noon event, Spanish tapas and wine served in the evening.


Valencia, Spain – In a collaborative effort by Tile of Spain, Spanish manufacturer Inalco and Hastings Tile & Bath, ceramic tile consultant Patti Fasan will lead two AIA CEU programs discussing industry, art and architecture on April 21, 2010. Fasan, Tile of Spain’s ceramic tile consultant (CTC) and industry veteran, will deliver two sessions on this date, both of which are eligible for AIA CEU credits.


The two events will be held in Hastings’ New York showroom in the Architects & Designers Building, 150 East 58th Street, 10th Floor. Following the afternoon session, participants can enjoy a Spanish lunch. Wine and tapas will follow the evening session.


Industry, Art & Architecture

Advanced manufacturing technologies have literally changed the face of ceramic tile. Slim format tile, glaze nanotechnologies, third generation porcelain tile and digital print techniques are solutions every design professional should know about. Fasan will conduct a passionate tour of this technical and stylistic revolution, global trends and the sustainable stewardship that has emerged in the world of ceramic tile over the past decade. Join us for two dynamic presentations in this series:


Session 1 – Specification Value
1.5 AIA – HSW LUs
12:00 noon (90 minutes)
Join us for a Spanish Luncheon after the seminar, hosted at the Eggersmann Kitchens


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize major advances in tile production to enhance aesthetic and functional value of the project.
  • Identify the four tile types and classify each according to their specific and best area of use.
  • Select tile characteristics to maximize performance in the anticipated environment.
  • Formulate a reliable ceramic tile graph to integrate in the client interview process.


Session 2 – Design for Life
  1. AIA – HSW & SD LUs
5:30pm (60 minutes)
Join us for tapas and Spanish wine after the seminar, hosted at the GE Monogram Design Center


After attending this session, participants will be able to:
  • Appraise the opportunity inherent in ceramic tile which enhances sustainable design principles.
  • Identify advanced tile technologies to achieve superior performance based specifications.
  • List four tile characteristics that reduce indoor air pollutants and enhance the health of the occupant.
  • Select at least five specification innovations to reduce construction waste.


To attend either program, RSVP to Kevin Mashia at kevin@hastings30.com


The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) is the private organization whose primary objective is to support Spain’s ceramic tile manufacturers and the industry as a whole by stewarding and promoting the Tile of Spain brand worldwide. A strong global leader, the ceramic tile industry of Spain comprises 220 manufacturers concentrated primarily in the province of Castellón. For more about tile produced in Spain, contact Tile of Spain Center at the Trade Commission of Spain, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 1114, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Call 305-446-4387 or visit tileofspain.com.

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