Avoiding Specification Pitfalls - Part I

Sponsored by National Tile Contractors Association
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss why contractors have difficulty with the tile specifications.
  2. Determine available resources for writing better specifications.
  3. Define common specification issues for tile installation.
  4. Discuss installation issues that are not typically addressed in the specifications, including grout joint widths, flatness of the substrate, surface prep, allowable lippage and wall wash lighting

This course is part of the Tile Academy

This course discusses tile specifications in relation to grout joints, substrates, lippage and wall wash lighting. Covering proper installation using a consistent set of criteria for evaluating the sustainability of tile and tile installation products to ensure the safety and well-being of the building occupants.

Avoiding Pitfalls

National Tile Contractors Association Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. With a membership made up of over 1,500 members, NTCA is one of the fastest growing trade associations in the U.S. construction industry. NTCA strives to improve the tile installation trade through education and training, participation in the development of standards and methods, and communication of our initiatives to related trades.

 

Originally published in September 2021

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