The Floor Inspectors Educational Guild at Va.Tech. University
                 Dr. Bond teaching a future wood scientist

 

 

 

 









                                 Dr. Bond teaching a future wood scientist in his laboratory



This time, the class size is strictly limited so you, the professional wood student of your trade, can learn in small groups in the laboratory and classroom.

To best serve you, there will be two separate classes. The first class will be June 13 & 14, and the second class June 16 & 17.

It will be "First to register, First choice of which class to attend", so register for the two days you want as quickly as you can!

Where will this class be taught? In the Va. Tech’s wood laboratory on campus.

These small classes will be divided into smaller groups so you can have the experience of individual  "one on one" with the wood professors who work in the wood flooring industry.

We are dividing each class into smaller groups of students so you, the serious student, can have "close encounter" instruction with YOUR professor.
 This class is completely different from our past classes at the Universities.

The professors, along with Guild Staff, are preparing special wood flooring panels with wood flooring issues “built into” the samples for the students to find, and then apply the Wood Science to the issues.

The professors will teach the Wood Science behind Inspection Techniques and correct scientific sampling procedures


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Syllabus

Understanding Wood Science applied to Wood Flooring Inspection Techniques

The professors will be utilizing a different approach when teaching about wood flooring.


Density and Specific Gravity and its Application to Flooring;
Learn to use SG for the correct settings on your wood meters for wood species you may not be able to identify. (imports)
Moisture and wood's hardness relation to SG and Density, and why wood indents (MOE, Rupture)
When are indents or chipped wood an issue, or not an issue, for solid and engineered wood flooring.


Engineered wood flooring
Delamination or shearing or fiber tear
Learn the differences and should it happen in an installation?



Learn wood and moisture relationships
Learn their importance when doing moisture measurements with different meters and Calculating MC when milled.
Checks, splits and honeycomb, did nature or man make them?
Shake, rot and insect damage
Learn the variables that you must know and understand to write a credible report or learn how to review a report submitted to your company
Learn how to find Wood Coefficients' from wood samples for more accurate MC calculations of the installed wood floor.
Learn how to calculate PSI to evaluate hardness 


Strength of wood flooring and moisture

Subfloor panels moisture properties.

Environmental Building Science, a brief overview that it is not a mythYou will be doing Laboratory work in small groups doing hands-on testing in the university’s wood laboratory.


Our Classrooms? 
This course has been approved to be taught in the Department’s Laboratory Classrooms and laboratory on the campus.

Since the Guild’s First Class in 2009 at North Carolina State University’s Hodges Laboratory, we have been working with wood science professors who are not in an “Ivory Tower”. 
They are “hands-on” “real world” professors who work in the universities’ wood extension departments (departments whose purpose is to the help the wood industry.) 
In the years since 2009, our classes have developed and advanced to bring to you this new level of expertise in wood flooring education and training that cannot be matched.

Wood Flooring Professionals are being given this opportunity first (in the next two weeks) to register because seating is limited. 
To register, follow the email link below, you will be contacted after you register.

Thank you for your time



Our Classrooms? This course has been approved to be conducted in the Department’s Laboratory Classrooms on the campus.

Wood Professionals are being given this first opportunity in the next two weeks to pre-register because seating is limited.

To register, follow the email link below with your name, telephone # and the email to use to contact you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and we hope to see you there. Selva “Lee” Tucker Floor Educational Guild


Register Here


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THE FLOOR EDUCATIONAL GUILD WAS FOUNDED IN MARCH OF 2009 WHEN THE FIRST WOOD SCIENCE CLASS FOR FLOORING PROFESSIONALS WAS TAUGHT AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

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