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Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 5
Please note that there will be an additional charge of $25 for registration at the door.
THE CHALLENGES OF INSTALLING LARGE FORMAT PORCELAIN TILES
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
This seminar will explain the ‘calibration specifications’ that are followed when porcelain tile is manufactured – how the quality, variety of sizes, and intended use of the porcelain can affect the installation method, and the importance of surface preparation as the size of the porcelain tile increases. You will also learn how the grout joint size and mortar type used can affect the performance of a large-format porcelain tile installation, and how an installation can be influenced by curvature, thermal movement, deformability and the use of expansion joints.
Presenter: Doyle Cave, Mapei
Doyle works with general contractors, DIY distribution and end users, applicators, engineering firms and architects, as well as cities and districts providing advice, product recommendation, training and instruction to multiple client and end user groups in the interior of BC.Doyle Cave has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. His wide-ranging expertise includes residential building from breaking ground to completion, serving as commercial project foreman, flooring installation as a Red Seal Floorcovering Mechanic( as both employee and owner/installer), with specialism in commercial installation.
GROUTING FOR SUCCESS
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
Part two of the presentation will explore the difference in grouts, and how industry standards apply to them. You will also learn the difference between portland cements, HCT technology and epoxies and their advantages.
Presenter: Allan Andreassen, Mapei
Allan Andreassen is a MAPEI Sale Representative who brings more than 27 years’ experience in the tile and stone contracting busines, specifically in tile and stone Installation products. He has extensive expertise working with interior designers and architects, as well as general contractors, applicators, distribution sales forces and engineering firms, providing problem solving and technical application support, advice, training and instruction with particular reference to product recommendation.
MAKING DISTANCE DISAPPEAR: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
5:40 – 6:40 p.m. | 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
As businesses rush to become faster, smarter and more innovative, a premium is placed on talent. Many teams are now distributed, using video to work across locations, time zones and cultures. Yet a constant, nagging problem they face is presence disparity – those working remotely have a different experience than those who work side-by-side. Presence disparity isn’t simply a nuisance – it threatens productivity and makes collaboration taxing. Businesses are investing in video as a way to solve the challenges, but what’s often missing is an understanding of how to optimize video technology in physical space.
Presenter: Rebecca Roskell, Steelcase
Rebecca Roskell works closely with designers and architects, engaging them in discussions around ‘best place’, and sharing Steelcase’s research and insights to help them execute beautiful and strategic workplaces which achieve their business goals. She is a graduate of the business school at the University of British Columbia, and has worked in sales and marketing for over 10 years. Rebecca is passionate about her profession and the people she works with, always striving to build meaningful, long-term relationships.