Contact UsThis letter is to inform all Wood Flooring Professionals about our class this June at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Va.Tech) Wood Science Laboratory. Once again, with the professors, the Guild has developed another unique learning experience.

 

 

 

 

 









                                 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


Curriculum 

  • Understanding Wood Science applied to Wood Flooring Inspection Techniques
  • Wood and Moisture
  • The professors will be unitizing a different approach to teach about wood flooring and moisture issues.
  • Density and Specific Gravity and its Application to Flooring;
  • Understanding the relationships when doing moisture measurements with different meters.
  • Calculating MC,
  • The variables that you must know and understand to write a credible report
  • know how to review a report submitted to your company
  • How to find the Coefficient from wood samples for more accurate MC calculations of the installed wood floor.
  • Strength of wood flooring and moisture
  • Subfloor panels properties.
  • Environmental Building Science
  • Delamination or Shear or Fiber Tear?
  • Laboratory work in small groups doing hands on testing in the university’s wood laboratory.

Our Classrooms? This course has been approved to be conducted in the Department’s Laboratory Classrooms 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 expertise in wood flooring education and training that cannot be matched.

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

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The floor Educational Guild

A NON PROFIT oRGANIZATION

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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