Tile, marble, and terrazzo materials can improve building performance related to energy efficiency, occupant thermal comfort, and indoor air environment. These beautiful and durable finishes have excellent life cycle advantages. Explore our resources and contact us for support on your projects, whether new construction or retrofit.
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IMI, TCAA, and industry partners have joined together to offer a series of in-person seminars on designing and specifying tile. Join us to earn HSW credits in a city near you.
Consider placing one or more of the following subparagraphs in your architectural specifications to help assure installers are qualified to work on a project. The qualifications below each represent different skill sets and competencies to meet varied project needs, as published in MasterSpec’s Tile Installer Qualifications:
- Installer is [a five-star member of the National Tile Contractors Association] [or] [a Trowel of Excellence member of the Tile Contractors’ Association of America].
- Installer’s supervisor for the Project holds the International Masonry Institute’s Foreman (Supervisor) Certification.
- Installer employs [Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Certified Installers] [or] [installers recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as Journeyman Tile Layers].
- Installer employs at least one installer for Project that has completed the Advanced Certification for Tile Installers (ACT) certification for installation of [mud floors] [mud walls] [membranes] [shower receptors] [gauged porcelain tile/gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs] [large format tile]. www.tilecertifications.com
Contact IMI to request a list of installers in your area with the qualifications or certifications referenced above.Request Certified Installers List
The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to the members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. These programs begin with pre-job training and training for apprentices, and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in brick, stone, tile, marble, terazzo, pointing-caulking-cleaning, refractory, plaster, cement and mosaic work. New cladding systems and installation technologies are also emerging, and IMTEF provides advanced training for these opportunities as well. IMTEF is funded through a grant from the International Masonry Institute, a labor-management organization created by the members of BAC and the contractors who employ them.
The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.