Sustainable Tile Installations: Using Membrane Technology

Sustainable Tile Installations: Using Membrane Technology

This course will overview of the types of membranes that can be used to protect and waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations. The course will compare performance and durability of membranes along with installation methods and variables. It will also provide participants with insight into the features required for demanding applications such as continuous use steam showers and exterior tiled decks.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe relative standards and resources available to help you develop specifications that help ensure reliable performance
  2. List the various types of membranes and delineate their composition, strengths, and weaknesses, including durability
  3. Describe failure modes that occur, and how things like installation, scheduling, building movement, and performance issues like permeation rates can affect durability
  4. Understand how different installation methods can affect project needs so that appropriate membranes and methods can be specified in order to help contribute to sustainability of the project
  5. Describe how relevant products for wet area waterproofing can contribute to indoor environmental quality
Design Category: 
(09) Finishes
AIA Course Number: 
GNC09A
GBCI Course ID: 
0920013917
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion