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Cersaie 2009: Conferences and Seminars Design and installation of tiling. The screed in floor tiling
Saturday 03 October - 10.00 a.m.
Screed is the most commonly used supports for floor tiling, and has a significant impact on the integrity and durability of the flooring. The quality and correctness of the design and installation of both screed and tiles are therefore essential conditions. The seminar aims to provide guidelines for the design and installation of laying screed, starting with the standard references in force internationally and being developed nationally. The features screed must possess, the size criteria according to the features of the structure and its operating conditions, precautions to be taken when laying tiles, risks associated to design choices or incorrect execution methods, materials available today: these are just some of the subjects which will be discussed.
Centro Ceramico Bologna, Coordinator of UNI-GL4/SC3 “Ceramic floor tiles and adhesives for ceramic tiling”
Biographical notes: Giorgio Timellini is a Full Professor in Material Science and Technology and teaches Applied Chemistry and Material Science and Technology at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. He is the Manager of the Ceramic Centre in Bologna, where he carries out research, focusing in particular on ceramic tiles and on the environmental impact of ceramic processes and products. He is President of CEN TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, and coordinates the Working Group SC3-GL4, entrusted with developing a UNI regulation regarding the design and installation of ceramic tiling.
Biographical notes: Paola Di Silvestro, a graduate in Building Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, joined the Technical Assistance department of Mapei in 2000. She is a member of the working group UNI-GL3/SC3 on “resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings” and provides expert support to UNI-GL8/SC3 “floor supports (bases)” and UNI GL4/SC3 “ceramic flooring and adhesives for ceramic wall coverings” within the framework of the technical commission on “products, processes and systems for building”. She is also a member of UNI-GL5 “non-structural wood” within the framework of the technical commission on “wood”.