Inspectors set for Surfaces 2011, symposium to cover soft, hard surfaces

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LAS VEGAS—The Floor Covering Inspectors Symposium (FCIS) – Inspectors 2011, scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25 at Mandalay Bay, once again offers the floor covering and inspection service industry an opportunity to update their skills, learn some new techniques and hear the latest information available.

Covering both the soft and hard surface sides of the industry, the symposium features some of the top speakers in the field. “Our instructors are experts in the industry, known to bring excellence to the floor covering trade, through education and sharing of information,” said Larry Cooper of Textile Consultants (TCI).

The symposium features some of the top speakers in the floor covering industry. Presenters include Cooper, an inspector with 30 years experience, as well as the producer and organizer of the Connections events and IICRC standards consultant, and FCNews “Claims File” columnist Lew Migliore of LGM and Associates, with over 39 years experience solving problems related to floor covering manufacturing, specification, installation, performance, use and maintenance. Migliore is also the publisher of “The Commercial Flooring Report,” which is distributed to over 300,000 readers worldwide.

In addition to Cooper and Migliore, the event’s instructors include Peter Craig, Concrete Constructives; Dave Horan, ProFloor Services; Sim Crisler, LGM; Carey Mitchell, Shaw Industries; Barry Costa, Aspire Educational Institute and vice chairman of the IICRC S600 carpet installation standard; Dane Gregory, Interlink Supply, and Robert Varden of Seam Master Industries.

There will also be presentations from ceramic tile expert Dave Gobis, Mark Berndt of Interface America, Blaire Townsend of Velcro America, Devin Schlisner of Base King, FCICA chairman Christopher Capobianco, Jim Gould, president of the Floor Covering Institute, and more.

“This two-day symposium was developed for professional floor covering inspectors, retailers, distributors, manufacturers, installers, specifiers, architects, designers and related floor covering interests,” Cooper said. “The presentations will be in both lecture and hands-on format. The goal of the symposium is to advance the knowledge and professionalism of those whose business is impacted and influenced by all aspects of the floor covering industry, including both hard and soft surfaces.”

The presentations at the symposium have been developed to benefit the attendees with an increase in expertise and to help increase profits while reducing losses related to floor covering problems, concerns and complaints. “Attendees will benefit from the advanced level of training,” he added. The price for registration is $432, while the affiliate cost is $347.

Attendees will qualify for two IICRC CEC credits.

For more on the symposium, including information about registration discounts for affiliates, call 303.469.0306, ext. 104 or visit floorcoveringinspectorssymposium.com.

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