International Masonry Institute News

Now Performing in Las Vegas - The Building Envelope

Las Vegas got a little greener last week, when Nevada designers attended the IMI Western States Masonry Expo, where they got a custom tutorial on Sustainable Solutions for tile, marble and terrazzo and high performing building envelopes.

“I got a better understanding of sustainability,” says Patrick Gardner, from Worth Group Architects, who appreciated the in-depth lessons on installation methods and aesthetics, and hearing the new issues raised by high performing building envelopes.

Christine Small from SSA Architecture liked learning how to avoid wall problems and the right materials to use to get a high performing wall. For architect Dennis Rusk, it was a lesson in “common sense.” But perhaps the highest praise came from one architect who raved, “It was a lot of stuff I can use immediately.”

Another highlight was the industry panel of manufacturer representatives sharing their perspectives. Our thanks to Arriscraft International, Bonded Materials Company, Custom Building Products, Daltile, Laticrete International Inc., MAPEI, and Noble Company.

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