ProSpec, LLC® offers CEU courses in effective stone and tile installation techniques. There are many concerns involved in installations, and our CEU courses cover almost every aspect of installation. The courses are designed to train participants to ensure more robust installation, in line with the most advanced standards, and with lasting effects. Here’s a look into the courses we offer:

  • Terrazzo Design & Specification
  • Engineered Wood Flooring
  • Fiberglass Thermal Spacer
  • RAINA – in development
  • Gauged Porcelain Tile Systems
  • Waterproofing: Key to Avoiding Costly Failures
  • Self-Leveling Underlayments
  • TCNA and ANSI: Specifying Successful Tile and Stone Systems By The Book

Terrazzo Design Specification:

This presentation will give an overview of the history of terrazzo, the various types of terrazzo and appropriate installation procedures. Attendees will appreciate the versatility of design options and green benefits of terrazzo, while gaining an understanding of the installation process, technical considerations, and special detailing. Specification “do’s and don’ts” and material and contractor qualifications will be covered.

Engineered Wood Flooring

This seminar explores the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing processes of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects.

Fiberglass Thermal Spacer

Many North American jurisdictions are moving beyond ASHRAE performance requirements for exterior wall assemblies, shifting instead to a holistic, building energy performance standard (BEPS) approach. While this evolution offers benefits—such as design flexibility and lower operating costs—it also requires a new approach to building those assemblies. 

A line-item-by-line-item approach no longer yields the best results. Instead, component performance needs to be viewed across multiple facets to build high-performance exterior wall assemblies. This presentation discusses the impacts of thermal bridging on compliance with emerging building energy performance standards (BEPS), as well as ASHRAE. 

Reviewing common insulation solutions—including interior, split and exterior insulation methods—the session delves into strategies for limiting thermal bridging through various cladding attachments. Finally, a review of real-world case studies helps demonstrate the interconnectivity of component when achieving high-performance.


In Final Stages of Development.

Gauged Porcelain Tile Systems

This session will explore an understanding of gauged porcelain tile and the installation standards as well as the benefit of referencing them in specifications. Attendees will also learn why it is important to follow the tile and setting material manufacturer’s recommendations. Participants will learn the importance of making sure the type of installation is approved for its intended use and rating for floors, walls, interiors, exteriors and service. Lastly there will be a discussion on why you might consider Gauged Porcelain Tile for your project in areas you have not used tile in the past as well as understanding the affect of environmental conditions both during and after the installation.


Key to Avoiding Costly Failures

A discussion about the various types, methods and situations where waterproofing will protect and enhance tile and flooring installations. Also, a look at the various failures that can occur when waterproofing or moisture control is neglected or incorrectly installed in residential and commercial tile projects, including interior/exterior floors and walls, swimming pools, balconies, plaza decks, facades and baths.

Self-Leveling Underlayments

An in-depth introduction to the various methods of surface preparation required for installing self-leveling underlayment materials for concrete; the various industry standards of testing for moisture vapor emission rate (MVER). The presentation also will include an understanding the various types of self-leveling underlayments and potential problems for self-leveling applications and how to avoid them.

TCNA and ANSI: Specifying Successful Tile and Stone Systems By The Book

The TCNA (Tile Council of North America) Handbook and the ANSI A108 and A118 standard are critical resources when specifying ceramic, glass, and stone tiles. This presentation will provide an overview of both documents, their relationship to each other and how to use them more effectively. We will discuss the standards process, how new methods and standards are added to the documents and what are important new additions. With a more thorough understanding of the documents, it should make locating your specific project methods and standards much easier and project specifications more accurate.