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NTCA’s Heinlein to Discuss Critical Lighting During Coverings Webinar

Coverings logoOrganizers of the tile and stone show Coverings—set for April 5-8, 2022, in Las Vegas—have announced their webinar schedule for the fifth and final installment of “Coverings Connected” for 2021. Scheduled for Nov. 17, the digital event will feature three learning sessions that will provide attendees a unique and no-cost opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

“Back by popular demand, Coverings Connected in November is going to present never-before-seen tile and stone content across a wide spectrum of topics, such as materials and trends, installation and fabrication, and workforce and profits,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies LLC, the show management company for Coverings.

The first webinar session, “Achieving Green Building Goals with Natural Stone,” will take place 11 a.m. to noon EST, and will be co-presented by Michael Picco, P.Eng., president of Picco Engineering, and Sarah Gregg, marketing manager with Natural Stone Institute.

Learning objectives for the session will include understanding the inherent attributes that make natural stone an easy option for sustainability goals; exploring best practices in the natural stone industry that address land impacts, excess materials, responsible manufacturing and reducing the carbon footprint; finding out how to source and specify sustainably produced natural stone; and identifying credits available through common green building programs that natural stone can help satisfy.

“Tile Installations and Critical Lighting” is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST. Mark Heinlein, training director for the National Tile Contractors Association, will present information on how to plan for critical lighting to minimize potential negative effects during and following tile installations.

Heinlein’s learning objectives for attendees will involve determining the requirements of the substrate before tile is installed; understanding critical lighting, including natural lighting and the location of light fixtures that can make or break a tile installation; learning the lighting procedures that reduce or eliminate the causes of unacceptable tile installation; and becoming familiarized with various methods to correctly inspect critical lighting issues.

The day’s final learning session, scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. EST, will address one of the most pressing and current issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and others in the tile and stone industry. “Supply Chain Disruption: Making the Inflexible, Flexible,” presented by Helgi Thor Leja, senior director with Distribution Performance Solutions, will focus on the reasons and reveal potential solutions to the overall disruption of the supply chain.

Subject matter of the session will include a review of the root causes for the present supply chain issues; the inbound side of the equation, such as containers, trucking, rail, air, product availability and supply; remedies and ideas that can be applied to enable businesses to survive and thrive during the disruption; and a look ahead to when “things will be back to normal.” Questions and answers will follow.

A range of Coverings Connected sponsorship opportunities are available to companies interested in promoting their businesses and brands through active digital engagement.

For more information and to register for free, visit https://coverings.com/connected.

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