Building Stone Magazine Fall 2011 : Page 47

Avoid Costly Ceramic Tile, Stone Tile and Glass Tile Installation Problems Require Your Installers to be TITC Certified! located 750 feet underground, help regulate the building’s temperature, and natural daylight is utilized six different ways to help light the store. Overall, the new store was designed to utilize about half as much energy as a typical supermarket of comparable size and amenities. In addition to being the first of approximately 85,000 supermarkets in the U.S. to receive LEED Platinum certification, the Hannaford in Augusta, ME, has been well-received by the local community. “All the feedback we’ve gotten has been very positive, both design-wise and performance-wise,” Ames said. “The store manager is extremely proud and happy, and the employees are happy that it is performing well.” ■ The Tile Installer Thin-set Certification (TITC) is a new credential awarded by the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) to tile installers who successfully complete a rigorous online course that teaches industry standards and methods for adhered thin-set applications. Hannaford Augusta, ME Owner: Hannaford, Scarborough, ME Design Architect: Next Phase Studios, Boston, MA Architect-of-Record: WBRC Architects-Engineers, Bangor, ME Construction Manager: Whiting-Turner, Baltimore, MD Stone Supplier: Champlain Stone, Ltd., Warrensburg, NY (South Bay quartzite) Masonry Contractor: Phoenix Associates, New Gloucester, ME To help ensure a successful tile installation, specify that tile installers on your projects are TITC Certified by the UofCTS. The UofCTS also offers online courses for design and industry professionals that include a range of topics on ceramic tile and natural stone, including history, usage, fabrication, installation, selection process, maintenance and more. For information visit our website at call (866) 669-1550 or email The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is a division of Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc. Building Stone Magazine — FALL 2011 | 47

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