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  • Ceramic Tile Design & Construction

    Oct 11, 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM (CT)
    CERAMIC TILE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Date : Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Location : International Masonry Institute 5420 International Parkway New Hope, MN 55428 Agenda : 11 AM - 1130 AM -- Registration 1130 AM - 12 PM -- Chapter Meeting and Box Lunch 12 PM - 130 PM -- Presentation Event Costs : Members : In-Person: $25 Virtual: $10 Non-Members : In-Person: $50 Virtual: $20 There is the opportunity for table-tops ($75 for members, $100 non-members), please inquire for more information (there will be a field in the registration to indicate your interest). Registration Note- When registering, the first box called "Registration" is the virtual fee. In order to attend in person, you must also select the "Attending in Person?" check box, which will add in the corresponding fee. If you have any questions, please email jgrote@jaffemanagement.com Join us on October 11, 2022 to learn about: MATERIALITY OF TILE This program takes a detailed look at the objective criteria set forth in ANSI and ASTM standards that establish the visual, physical, and performance requirements for the various types of tile. The program looks at tile’s aesthetic classifications, its dimensional stability, and other factors that impact the appearance of the finished assembly. It also looks at the physical criteria of strength, water absorption, bond strength, slip resistance, and other physical criteria set forth in the standards. TILE MOCKUP TOUR & DEMONSTRATIONS Tile apprentice instructors will lead participants of a tour of training and demonstration mockups, discussing important aspects of design and installation. View mockups that illustrate critical skill areas of large format tile, grouts, showers, membranes, and gauged porcelain tile. CERAMIC TILE CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS Ceramic and stone tiles are beautiful finishes, but today’s construction environment presents a variety of unique installation challenges. This seminar addresses traditional methods and new technologies for tile membranes,, movement accommodation, shower assemblies, and other critical details. This program is registered with AIA for 1.0 Learning Units (LUs) including 1.0 Health Safety Welfare (HSW) LUs. IMI will provide certificates for self-reporting. Speakers : Scott Conwell, FAIA, FCSI, CDT, LEED AP For the past three decades, Scott has dedicated his career to educating design professionals on best design and construction practices in masonry, stone, and tile. He has presented over 1,000 AIA-registered seminars in the US and abroad and has written dozens of technical articles for trade journals like Construction Specifier, Licensed Architect, BAC Journal, and 093000 Contractor , where he has a quarterly column. In recognition for his educational contributions to the national design community, Scott was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2015, and a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute (FCSI) in 2018. Scott leads IMI’s Tile/Marble/Terrazzo (TMT) industry development program. He sits on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook committee, the ANSI committee for tile standards, and he is a founding member and advisor to the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) committee. He has organized IMI’s national series of multi-city TMT educational conferences and workshops with participation of top material suppliers and other tile industry organizations, helping designers navigate the changing world of tile standards and installation practices. In recognition for his work, in 2021 Scott was bestowed the Carl V. Cesery Award for Service to the Ceramic Tile Industry by the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA).
    New Hope, MN, United States

  • Prioritizing Healthier Material Selection: One Firm’s Approach

    Nov 15, 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM (CT)
    PRIORITIZING HEALTHIER MATERIAL SELECTION: ONE FIRM'S APPROACH Date : Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Location : Dunwoody College of Technology 818 Dunwoody Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55403 Agenda : 11 AM - 1130 AM -- Registration 1130 AM - 12 PM -- Chapter Meeting and Box Lunch 12 PM - 130 PM -- Presentation Event Costs : Members : In-Person: $25 Virtual: $10 Non-Members : In-Person: $50 Virtual: $20 This event will be capped at 40 in-person attendees, so register early! CEU is 1 hour (.1 credit for IDCEC, AIA, HSW) The impact that interior designers can make on human health and climate change mitigation cannot be understated – but what does it really look like for a firm to elevate their material specification baseline? This course outlines how one firm prioritized sustainability attributes and determined what “standard practice” should look like, from material specification to refining interior materials library criteria. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, commitments were made, and best practices put into place, including prioritizing material transparency, and optimizing material ingredients. Attendees will leave with tools and knowledge that can immediately be applied to their own projects, including a Materials Selection Decision Tree and an understanding of how to compare and evaluate Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Speakers: Ariane Laxo, CID, IIDA, Assoc AIA, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC Sustainability Director at HGA with 11 years’ experience in sustainable commercial design. Ariane leads with an evidence-based, collaborative approach to sustainable design that results in positive, transformational impacts. Her expertise includes workshop facilitation, resiliency planning, climate change adaptative design, change management, and positive psychology. With a background in Interior Design, Ariane blends human-centered design with sustainability so that client outcomes rely on reliable evidence to improve both the occupant experience and building performance. Sophie Kjeldgaard , CID, WELL AP, LEED Green Associate An interior designer with experience across market sectors, including healthcare, corporate, and cultural. She believes interior spaces are brought to life through empathy, attention to detail, and an integrated approach to design. Sophie has applied her LEED and WELL certifications and the knowledge gained through The New School Healthier Materials and Sustainable Building course to advancing the sustainability efforts at HGA, including co-leading the Minneapolis Sustainability Council, leading internal education sessions for staff, and collaborating on the development and implementation of tools and resources for interior designers to make healthier and sustainable product selections on projects.
    Minneapolis, MN, United States

  • December 2022- Holiday Party and Awards Banquet

    Dec 13, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (CT)
    We currently plan to have this date as our holiday party and our chapter awards banquet. More information and registration coming soon!
    Golden Valley, MN, United States

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