Together industry technical consultant Mike Whistler, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and Tom Cassutt and Mike Boenisch, both of ProSpec, guide the UNLV students on best practices of tile installation and grouting.
With the start of Coverings 2014 just weeks away, the students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), School of Architecture design tiling course, “Mediations on Making– Exploring Furniture Design,” are busy getting started with its project to design six benches using tile and stone as source materials.
The class recently kick-started its design journey with a tile workshop where certified trainer Mike Whistler, and tile experts Tom Cassutt and Mike Boenisch of ProSpec were on hand to offer one-on-one instruction to the students and guide them on best practices of tile installation and grouting. This team of industry experts will be involved in the entire process providing hands-on guidance to the students.
“The students were extremely involved in the all-day tile workshop and asked very engaging questions,” said Tom Cassutt, director of R&D for ProSpec. “I think the industry will be surprised at the innovation, complexity and beauty of the final benches on display at Coverings 2014.”
Next up, the student presentations of their bench designs with the top six designs selected for construction and display at Coverings (April 29-May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) and a seventh design which will be displayed in the ProSpec Booth, #5098.
Thank you to the following companies for providing products and assistance with the course: