Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tile Job Problems and Solutions

Join AIA Small Firm Forum on May 7th from Noon - 1:30pm at Tileshop in Berkeley for a panel discussion that will address typical tile job problems and finding corrective solutions. A panel of three licensed C54 tile setters will each offer specific job experiences that they have encountered in the field. Having on hands-on perspective, they will offer an insightful view to finding solutions to the job. Custom Building Products will also be joining the discussion to provide technical support and appropriate product application. Additional information pertaining to the types of tiles available, and areas of usage will be provided by Tileshop.

The panel includes Riley Doty, Jane Aeon, Danielle De Pianto, and Clayton Peck.

Riley Doty has been a tilesetter for more than 30 years and serves on the board of the Tile Heritage Foundation and is a member of Artistic License, a Bay Area guild of period craftspeople. He contends that the two main nemeses of tile installations are structural stress and water incursion. Restoration often involves re-engineering the tile assembly to better handle these adverse factors. With modern methods and materials, but building upon the strengths of the traditional craft, the tile industry is in a better position than ever to provide effective solutions.

Jane Aeon has been a tilesetter for over 21 years. She majored in Sculpture and Painting at UW-Madison and had found her art training useful tile layout and choosing colors and patterns. She has written several articles for Fine Homebuilding Magazine and consulted for Sunset Tiling 2009.

Danielle De Pianto - J Monti Tile is a 3rd generation tilesetter. Her grandfather William started Monti Tile Co in 1944, her father John took over the business in 1968, and in 1998 it became a corporation. They offer quality custom tile work, often in traditional mortar bed installations.

Clayton Peck of Custom Building Products is the Regional Technical Representative covering California from Golden Gate south to Fresno. His duties include job product and system specification, job problem analysis and correction, contractor training, distributor training, and technical sales support. Prior to joining Custom Building Products, Clayton was raised in the tile trade working with his Father who owned Dodge Tile Company out of Oakland and Hayward.


Small Firm Forum: Tile Job Problems and Solutions
Come to the Tileshop in Berkeley for a panel discussion, which will address typical tile job problems and how to find corrective solutions. Come early to browse the showroom.

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: The Tileshop; 1005 Harrison Street, Berkeley, 94710

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Catherine Roha, AIA

Cost: None for AIA members, $3 non-members; this program open to all. Lunch will be provided by The Tileshop if you RSVP by May 5. RSVP Required. Click here to RSVP.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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