UPCOMING 2013 SPRAY COURSE DATES:
September 15th - 20th
November 3rd - 8th
If you would like to host a course at your facility, please contact PDA Headquarters at +1.816.221.0777.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
About the Applicator (Spray) Course: You may notice the 2013 spray course dates have increased. This is because we are combining the basic spray course with the advanced spray course. This course identifies the many elements involved in the successful set up and operation of polyurea spray equipment and developed as a hands-on course covering all phases of hot spray polyurea application. It also gives attendees an in-depth analysis of commercially available equipment designs and necessary hardware components to ensure successful operation and spray application of polyureas. “It is the best applicator training class that I have attended in the 30 years I've been in the restoration business,” said course attendee, Pat Lauro; Lesco Restorations, Inc.; of Spartanburg, S.C.
Who should attend? Contractors, Applicators, Polyurea system suppliers and Engineers The course duration is four full days, runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and includes light breakfasts every morning and lunches every afternoon. We limit the class to 25 people so everyone may operate the equipment and participate in the open discussions. You learn from the instructors and from each other.
Basic Course - Member: $1100
Basic Course - Non-Member: $1300
Advanced Course - Member: $750
Advanced Course - Non-Member: $850
Combined Course Attendance (*MUST attend both courses concurrently; inclusive of a 15% discount)
1 employee - Member: $1570.00
1 employee- Non-Member: $1825.00
2-5 employees of the same company (each):
6- 10 employees of the same company (each):
Your registration fee includes all meetings and educational materials, a light breakfast, daily lunches and snack breaks.
Covered in the course
What You Will Learn
CLICK HERE for the Basic Applicator (Spray) Course DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS and more topics covered in the course itinerary.
Important Information (for all courses):
*ATTIRE - For your safety, please wear long pants and long sleeve shirts and closed toes shoes on days when spraying polyurea. It is suggested to wear clothing that can be ruined.
*VERY IMPORTANT – Attendees are responsible for bringing a ½-face organic cartridge respirator. You can buy these online at: www.lss.com for a direct link for the organic cartridge click here, for the 1/2-face respirator click here. Attendees may ship their cartridge and respirator directly to the facility if they wish.
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History of the PDA Basic Applicator (Spray) Course
During the planning stages of the course's curriculum and associated materials, the developers decided that the industry lacked a source of complete instruction that went beyond simple equipment training. The result was this new course that provides answers to questions and issues encountered in the field, according to Rob Loomis, group leader of Willamette Valley Co. and chairman of the PDA Education Committee, who played a role in the design of the class. "Many industry companies have training programs that may or may not be sufficient for their employees' needs," he said. "This class helps relieve that burden, ensuring that attendees receive a complete education in all areas of polyurea spray application."
John Becker, president of Creative Material Technologies, Ltd., and class participant, agreed that the topics covered went beyond any training class he's attended. "I've written training courses for my company, so I had a unique perspective," he said. "What works in the lab, or was designed to, may not work in the field. PDA's class bridges the gaps. The experience was invaluable. I would highly recommend it to a novice or an expert, not only for the level of experience of the instructors, but because the class brought together professionals from different parts of the industry and that interaction was profitable for the overall learning experience."
PDA has continued offering this innovative new class around the country. "This is a significant advancement for our organization and our industry," said Dudley Primeaux, owner of Primeaux Associates, LLC, and course instructor. "This class is the first of its kind to cover spray-applied polyureas so completely."