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Continuing Education Programs

INSTALL provides numerous and ongoing continuing education programs for members of the specifier community, especially the American Institute of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, and the International Facility Management Association.

About our program content

All content is developed by veteran flooring instructors, with an average of 20 years experience. All content is reviewed and approved by a 12-member Labor-Management Committee for the Floor Covering Industry, which possesses a cumulative 500 years of experience in the flooring industry. Content is derived from curriculum that is created based on the advice and counsel of technical and educational representatives from INSTALL industry partners: more than 100 of the top mills and manufacturers in the floor covering industry.

Why we became continuing education providers

Regional representatives of INSTALL maintain one-on-one communications with specifiers in cities throughout North America. Our field representatives hear from facility managers, building owners, project managers, interior designers and architects regularly about their need to understand flooring industry topics such as causes of moisture and floor failure, adhesives, material selection and the installation process.

New Program

Flooring Disasters

INSTALL is proud to partner with LGM & Associates for a new continuing education topic — Flooring Disasters: Prevention & Recovery. The presentation illustrates to participants what factors contribute and/or cause a floor failure. Discussion addresses everything from the design and specification stage, through installation, and into maintenance programs. The presentation also provides tips that participants can utilize immediately to prevent or mitigate potential problems, and gives information that will help participants develop a recovery plan to minimize facility downtime if a flooring crisis does occur.

The following is a list of programs currently available to members of the specification community for continuing education purposes. To have a class scheduled in your area, click here.

Adhesives
Carpet History
Best Practices in Flooring in Occupied Healthcare Facilities
LEED and Flooring
Flooring Awareness
Flooring Maintenance
Hardwood Floor Prep
Hardwood Flooring Overview
Substrate Prep
Sport Turf
Veneers
Vinyl and Resilients
What to Know About Green Flooring
Why Floors Fail (a look at moisture and alkalinity problems in substrates)

For more information, click here.