In 2012, The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' received a new Nature Research Center wing. The new wing offers highly visible research laboratories where qualified scientists conduct unique research projects while visitors are right next to them, observing and learning. Additional investigative labs offer visitors a chance to perform their own small-scale experiments and try their hand at using tools of the trade. "This way, we're able to get visitors more directly involved in the scientific process," said museum's Communications Director, Jon Pishney.
Visitors to the museum can not only see incredibly well-executed tile installations throughout the new wing, one of the facility's tile projects offers them the opportunity to get interactively involved with the earth's timeline. The Nature Research Center is connected to the existing museum via a two-level pedestrian bridge. On the upper story of it, there is a progression of handmade tiles positioned along handrails, created by artist Barbara Page, which represents the passage of geologic time.
"We knew from the start that working with the museum would involve a number of very unique tile projects. That's why we trusted the LATICRETE System for all installation materials.” Stated Jason W. Banks, Project Manager LEED AP, BD+C at David Allen Company, an NTCA 5-Star Contractor, CTEF Certified Installer. “For example, we used LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive for the handmade 'time tiles' due to its bonding strength.” Read the full Project Spotlight here.
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