West Bloomfield, Mich., — FCICA, the flooring contractors association, recently announced online registration is now open for their 30th Annual Convention being held in Savannah, Ga., March 11-14, 2012, at the Mulberry Inn. Register at the FCICA website at www.fcica.com under the ‘Highlights’ section on the main page or under the events tab.
Education Session 1 –Warranty Provisions – Sloan Bailey, Flynn/Williams
Join FCIA’s legal counsel, Sloan Bailey as he reviews flooring contractor and manufacturer warranties and discusses how they are applied and enforced in the courts. Sloan will provide an overview of several common problems, including job site conditions, changes to the work, and how long the obligation lasts.
Educational Session 2- From ANSI to ISO: Improvements in performance evaluation – Mike Granatowski, MAPEI
The objective of the presentation is to explain how the changes in the tile industry require the need for performance evaluations. We will show the major differences between ANSI and ISO and how they affect the long term of the installations. You will get an understanding of how ISO Standards compliment ANSI Specifications but are more specific to describing the performance of the mortars. You will be able differentiate the various types of adhesives and grouts for a specific application or special need of a project.
Educational Session 3 – Moisture, subfloors and their effect of commercial floor covering. Moderator: Gerry Swift of Mike’s Flooring Companies. Featuring panelists: Ralph Grove of CCA Floors & Interiors, Kevin Phillips of Nora systems, Inc., Jason Spangler of Wagner Meters
Discussion about real world moisture problems in the life of the commercial flooring contractor. This will also include a discussion and demonstration of the proper installation and usage of the Rapid RH 4.0 moisture test for concrete floors.
Education Session 4 – Best practices for productivity and project management to include responsibility of general contractor to deliver a floor covering ready jobsite. Presented by: Pete Larmore , Bonitz Flooring Group
This session will focus on “how” projects are successfully managed in the field from the flooring contractor’s perspective, to hold or increase profits.
Education Session 5 – Associate member table top trade show
Educational Session 6 – Moisture enhanced adhesives, Sim Crisler of LGM & Associates
An overview of the adhesives and technologies in the market that allow the flooring contractor to execute a warranted installation of moisture sensitive flooring over substrates that are outside industry accepted parameters for moisture and pH.
Educational Session 7 – Cork floor installations, Don Jewell of Capri Cork
In this session we will provide a general education on cork flooring. We will discuss where it comes from, how it’s harvested, and how it is turned into commercial grade flooring. We will discuss where it is applicable in a commercial setting, and some of the features and benefits. We will then go into a hands on demonstration and how to install cork flooring using water-based contact adhesive and then finish with a discussion on how to finish and maintain cork floors.