The Floor Inspectors Educational Guild
Non-Profit registered in South Carolina
(Often imitated but never duplicated!)
This March, The Guild is once again bringing to the Flooring Industry something different and unique.
The Instructors for our next class:
Dr. Bond, VaTech University
Dr. Loferski, Va.Tech University
Dr. Hindman, Va.Tech University
Dr. DeWitt, building researcher at Clemson University, currently a structural engineer with Donon Engineering Company
And last, the Wood Flooring Inspection Expert
Mr. Charles “Micky” Moore, the
NOFMA Wood Flooring Inspector, industry author with a BS Degree from Un. Of Tn. in Wood Science Technology.
To register or make inquires contact Selva “Lee” Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)864 238 5507
Why is this one unique?
The Guild has arranged for Dr. DeWitt (working engineer) and Mr. Moore to “translate” and “relate” the science taught by the professors into inspection techniques.
Have you ever had the need to explain “The Wood Science” to a lawyer, a judge, a manufacturer, homeowner or installer the science behind the inspection techniques?
If you stumbled or did not sound 100% positive, you lost your client money, time, and a floor!
Don’t let that happen to you!
This is your chance to
Move Beyond Certification to Become Educated.
That’s right, three days, not one, of Advance Science Education with Educated Industry Professionals who will apply the science to your inspection needs and requirements.
Syllabus For New Orleans
But First, We Will Be Continuing the Guild Tradition of Optional Evening Classes By Leading Industry Experts And Manufacturing Technicians !!!
This Means, You Can Learn More and More. Five Days of Learning Rolled Into Three!
8:20 – 8:30
Meet the Instructors
8:30 – 10:00
Charles “Micky” Moore, The Data Collection Process Needed for a Complete Inspection analysis in your reports
10:00 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 12:00
Dr. Loferski and Dr. Bond lecture on wood anatomy
Hydrogen Bonding, where it happens, why do you need to know this, how wood shrinks and swells.
Properties of Wood, Plantation Wood Characteristics
Lunch - 1:00
Dr. Loferski and Dr. Bond
How the kiln drying process is set up
Sample boards weight and calculating Estimated MC/ODW
What does this tell us, The Installer? The Contractor? The Distributor? The Retailer
What is Wet and Dry bulb and the Rh/EMC charts or MC charts
Learn how to read a kiln dry chart. What additional information should be provided to completely know what happen to cause the complaint during the drying process.
Four stages of Drying, Stress in Drying,
Drying defects and Can New Checks and New Drying Defects happen after installation in a home or building.
8:30 – 10:00
Dr. DeWitt and Mr. Moore, the application of the science from the day before to the inspection process
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00
Dr. Hindman and Dr. DeWitt Lecture on the different types of home construction, terminology, Moisture in Buildings, how construction and moisture affect flooring
Lunch 1:15 – 2:30
More lectures on moisture in buildings, and construction,
Q/A wrap up
2:45 – 5:30
Mr. Moore lectures on the application of day’s lectures to the inspection process and general discussion, examples of inspections and reports, how to do an on site Grading Inspection using old NOFMA standards as a Historical Perceptive.Over Wood - real or imagined? How to inspect milling issues.How to measure tapered boards and how much flooring to inspect for statically correct analysis for your reports
Day 3 8:45 – 10:15
Dr. Bond, Dr. Loferski, Dr. Hindman, Dr. DeWitt
Calculating MC at time of machiningInfluence of hysteresis grain, slope of grain, At this time, a surprise report is to be present to the class and the industry at large commissioned by the Guild!
10:30 Break - 11:45
Can new checks happen in a home?
Can Warpage happen in a home?
Can tapered boards occur after installation?
Application by Dr. DeWitt and Dr. Hindman of Building science to these issues
1:15 – 2:30
A review of Engineered Shearing V.S. Delamination from a scientific un-bias approach using proven peer reviewed industry known science
A class on laboratory tests you can commission
Dr. DeWitt lecture on how to us a IR camera on inspections, is it a necessary tool for inspectors and other “tools” we may need or don’t need
Q/A and wrap up
Presentations of the Certificates of Attendance
FiniFinal Cost for this Great Class? $495.00This is the best price, and delivering the best class, in the flooring industry!The Guild is a non-profit registered in South Carolina