OCT 27-30, 2018 / Grapevine, TX


Contractor Breakout: Exterior Challenges and Growth Opportunities

This session presented by a prominent NTCA 5 Star Tile Contractor and the Technical Services Manager of a major setting materials manufacturer will discuss the many challenges of tile installation on the exterior of buildings. The large format tile size in addition to incredible colors and textures has opened a large opportunity to sell and install tile on exteriors. Unfortunately, as this market grows, so do problems, failures and complaints. It is essential you understand the complexities of the different types of construction, the building code, potential environmental issues, increased coverage requirements and the demanding differences between an interior and exterior installation. Attend this session for a better understanding of selling and installing tile exterior projects.

Martin Brookes

President of Heritage Marble Tile and Tile Inspection Services

Jim Whitfield

Jim Whitfield is the Manager of Technical Services for MAPEI. He manages a strong Technical Services group that provides support for MAPEI’s many products for; Tile and Stone Installation Systems, Floor Covering Installation Systems and Products for Wood Flooring. Jim is involved as a point of contact for MAPEI’s ceramic tile industry trade associations and standards committees. Currently serving as President of the Materials, Methods, Standards Association (MMSA), Technical Committee member for the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and ANSI A108 Committee.