Environmental Effects on Wood Flooring
Ø A comprehensive course explaining the water/wood relationships and how the environmental conditions affect the performance of wood flooring. Gain an understanding of the relationship of temperature and humidity. HVAC industry experts and Engineers will also discuss the heating/cooling systems, humidification/dehumidification systems, and their capabilities and limitations within the structure. Walk away from this course with an understanding of why Temperature and Relative Humidity are so important to this industry.
Ø An in depth view of common moisture related claims and what you need to know in dealing with this elusive problem. Have an opportunity to work with the top Moisture Meter manufacturers and many of their different moisture meters. This course gives you the opportunity to see the latest technologies in moisture testing and how these tools are designed to save you from floor failure. The manufacturers present will be offering a 20% discount on selected products at this school.
Real World Inspection Scenarios
Ø Wood flooring claims are common to us al. As an installer, sales representative or a Certified Inspector this course will help you go through specific scenarios from the initial complaint all the way through the investigative processes and ultimately reporting of the issue. This will be a hands-on workshop with a lot of actual flooring issues which we will dissect and be able to determine causes.
Ø As an industry expert, it is critical that you completely understand your legal responsibilities within the trade. Hear from an attorney several of the most common topics including depositions, the role of an expert witness, acting as a consultant, establishing your Curriculum Vitae and viewing the written report as a legal document. This will be an interactive course where all students will have the opportunity to work through specific scenarios.
Ø Taught by Professor Cathy Duncan, leading expert in technical report writing, this is a must have course. Regardless of your skills as an inspector or other, if you have to write as part of your job duties this is unarguably the course that will allow you to maximize your effectiveness in being able to convey and be understood using proper writing skills. Report Writing details the "seven steps” for writing an effective report. Learn how to develop a report outline, arrange the information, use proper grammar, maintain objectivity and consistency, and properly use photographs to effectively support conclusions. Instructors and attendees will work together to create a completely supported inspection report that can be used as a sample for writing future reports.