Ceramic Tile & Natural / Engineered Stone
PROCON has provided technical and forensic consulting on over 50 million square feet of ceramic tile and natural / engineered stone installations in airports, regional retail malls and other complex, large-scale commercial projects located throughout the world. With the cost of regional retail centers now exceeding $500 million, developers, architects and contractors rely on PROCON’s expertise to navigate state-of-the-art design technology, new products, building codes, industry standards and construction procedures in order to insure cost effective and trouble-free construction.
As consulting architects and engineers, PROCON has the unique capability to combine highly-specialized technical knowledge of tile and stone design / construction with a multi-disciplinary understanding of related building systems and procedures, such as structural steel, reinforced concrete, other exterior wall assemblies, and construction management. In addition, PROCON maintains specialized equipment for performing diagnostic field testing of stone and ceramic tile assemblies, such as tensile pull adhesion equipment, shear bond strength, and performance load testing in accordance with applicable ASTM standard test protocol.
PROCON principals are active participants and appointed members of tile and stone trade organizations and standards committees. Trade association appointments include voting member of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) technical handbook committee, ANSI A108 Standards Committee, and appointment as an architectural advisor and member of the Technical Committee of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). PROCON principals have also published numerous technical articles in trade publications, as well as authored books published worldwide. PROCON principal Richard P. Goldberg’s authored the book titled Direct Adhered Ceramic Tile & Stone Facades in 1999, which remains the authoritative text on this exterior building envelope technology. The book is currently in its second edition, and has been published in three languages and distributed throughout the world with over 100,000 copies in print. PROCON principals and associates are also frequent speakers at tile and stone technical conferences and trade shows such as the annual NTCA/CDTA/TCAA Total Solutions Conference, International Masonry Institute, COVERINGS / International Tile & Stone Exposition, USA, QUALICER, Spain and CERSAIE, Italy.
Jade Mountain – St. Lucia PROCON was a technical consultant for the design and construction of glass tile-clad pool and water features at this world-renowned hotel