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June 24, 2014NWFA Training CenterSt. Louis, MO

The National Wood Flooring Association's Engineered Wood Flooring inspector workshop is June 24, 2014, in Chesterfield, MO. This one-day workshop is open to all wood flooring professionals.

The Engineered Wood Flooring workshop is worth one NWFA Certified Professionals Continuing Certification Unit (CCU). Below is an outline detailing what the workshop includes.

The price is $299 for NWFA members or $399 for non-members.


Workshop Description: The Engineered Wood Flooring workshop covers board construction and analysis, peeled versus sliced veneers, splits, moisture testing, how different change coefficients of veneers and adhesives within the construction affect performance, and common engineered wood flooring problems, and their causes and cures.

This workshop's instructors are: Dan Hindman (Virginia Tech), Tony Miraldi (Somerset Hardwood Flooring), Jason Spangler (Wagner Meters), and Jon Namba (Namba Services, Inc.).

Meet your Engineered Wood Flooring workshop instructors:

Dr. Daniel Hindman, PE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech. He teaches Wood Mechanics, Green Building Systems, Design of Wood Structures and Timber Engineering. He is the Editor of Wood Design Focus, a quarterly periodical for topics in the engineering and architecture community related to the use of wood materials. Dr. Hindman’s research focuses on efficient use of materials, safety in construction and sustainable building.
Jon Namba is owner of Namba Services, Inc., in Salt Lake City, UT. He serves on NWFA Certified Professionals committees including Education, Hearing, Inspector Manual, Report Review, Symposium, and Marketing. Jon is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector. He serves on the NWFA’s Membership Services Committee and has earned NWFA Craftsman, Master Craftsman, Vanguard, and Ambassador degrees. Jon is an NWFA and NWFACP technical training instructor for installation, sand & finish, and inspection. He is Editorial Director of Floor Covering Installer magazine.
 Tony Miraldi is Director of Technical Services, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, in Somerset, KY. Primary responsibilities at Somerset include technical sales support and troubleshooting for flooring products. He has been with the company since 2001, and in the flooring and forest products business 37 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, is an NWFACP Certified Flooring Inspector, and has earned NWFA Craftsman and Vanguard degrees. 
Jason Spangler is Product Sales Manager for Wagner Meters' Flooring Division. He has 20 years experience in sales and sales management in a spectrum of industries, including 10 years in building products. He has successfully launched a variety of products to the market, including the original Rapid RH moisture measurement devices. Spangler holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.

Engineered Wood Flooring workshop outline:

                    I. Introductions/Objectives of Course        

                   II. Understanding Solid vs Engineered Wood Floors 

                  III. Construction of Engineered Flooring                                          

                 IV. Moisture Testing of Engineered products 

                  V. Engineered Wood Floors Construction and Failures 

Dissecting Common Engineered Inspection Issues  

                 IX. Panels (inspection of common issues)

                                     X. Round Table Discussion & Test


Learn more and register for the four other NWFA inspector workshops occurring June 23-27, 2014, at the NWFA Training Center.

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National Wood Flooring Association
111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO 63005