Tile Marble Terrazzo Seminar Series 

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is pleased to present the 2018 Tile Marble Terrazzo (TMT) Seminar Series aimed toward architects, designers, building developers, agencies, and contractors. This program features an entire morning of seminars and exhibits, breakfast through lunch. Architects, designers, and TMT contractors may receive up to 4.0 continuing education units toward AIA and Trowel of Excellence programs.

Dates and locations are:

St. Louis - March 15, 2018

Seattle - April 12, 2018

Cleveland area - May 22, 2018

Chicago area - June 4, 2018

Chicago area - June 5, 2018
Stone Seminar only

Los Angeles - October 2, 2018

New York City - November 14, 2018

The same program will be delivered in each city, and will include presentations on Thin Gauged Porcelain Tile; Installation Methodology and Setting Materials for Tile; A Guide to Tile Specification; and Evolution of Grout in Ceramic Tile and Stone Installations.


  7:15 -  7:45 am Check-in, Breakfast, Exhibits
  7:45 -  9:00 Tile Seminar
  9:00 -  9:15 Break/Exhibits
  9:15 - 10:30 Marble Seminar
10:30 - 10:45 Break/Exhibits
10:45 - 12:00 Terrazzo Seminar
12:00 - 12:15 Break/Exhibits
12:15 -  1:30 Resinous Flooring Seminar & lunch
1:30 pm Conclude

In addition to the four seminars, we will have several material suppliers and other industry representatives exhibiting their products and services representing all facets of the Tile Marble Terrazzo industry.


Tile seminar sponsored by Schluter Systems
Ceramic and stone tiles are beautiful and durable surface coverings, but today’s construction environment presents a variety of unique installation challenges. Our discussion will include tile membrane advancements, sound control for tiled floors, movement accommodation, controversial issues such as mold and questionable shower assemblies and tile trim profiles that not only provide edge protection but enhance the aesthetic appeal of your design. TCNA Handbook details will be discussed. 

Stone Seminar sponsored by Daltile 
This seminar is an introductory course on stone cladding technologies. It is designed to give an overview on all concepts associated with natural stone cladding including stone sourcing, stone selection, stone testing, anchoring systems and installation requirements. The program will teach participants the basic types of anchoring systems; it will discuss some limitations in selecting and sourcing stone; it will address proper testing procedures and results for stone selection; and it will present case studies of stone cladding projects.

Terrazzo Seminar sponsored by National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association
Focusing primarily on epoxy terrazzo systems, this presentation reviews the basic characteristics of terrazzo surfaces with a primary emphasis on its sustainable benefits. It analyzes the components and details of the system, from substrate preparation, primers and membranes, strips, chips, and binders. It also looks at performance and cost criteria, as well as design possibilities for each system. The program will also discuss how to maximize terrazzo’s sustainable design benefits. 

Resinous Flooring Seminar sponsored by Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.
Seamless floor systems are ideal for both industrial and decorative applications. This seminar focuses on seamless flooring systems from thin film to toweled down, recommended applications, and the benefits of the respective systems. The program will also discuss proper surface preparation and the critical skills required of the installers.


Architects, interior designers, general contractors, construction managers, owners/developers, BAC tile, marble, and terrazzo contractors.


This program contains four AIA-registered seminars including 3 HSW, 1 GBCI, and 1 IDCEC. Presenters will provide certificates for self-reporting for non-AIA members. Attendees who attend the entire conference receive 4.0 LUs (3 HSW). BAC tile contractors receive 4.0 hours toward IMI Contractor College and TCAA Trowel of Excellence continuing education requirements.




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