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FCICA Mid-Year Meeting

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm


What to expect

Managing Jobsite Risks – In this CIM Sponsored session using the discussion and input format, Don Styka, CIM and Mike Pigeon, CIM, will hold a Q & A educational session that includes managing onsite conditions in order to minimize claims, clarifying the job scope before the job starts, and establishing manufacturer support with warranty requirements.

COVID and Liability – Doing business looks different today. It’s imperative contractors and business owners understand how to move forward in this new environment. In this session, the presenter will discuss COVID’s impact and the steps contractors and business owners need to take to protect themselves and their employees.

Distribution Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic – The industry’s distribution network has been impacted by the current state of affairs. In this session, Bill Mabeus, Executive VP of Fishman Flooring Solutions, will address the ripple effect within distribution channels, the challenges business owners are facing and how are they responding to keep product distribution in balance.

Basic Chemistry of Adhesives – In this seminar we will discuss the basic chemistries used for adhesives involved with bonding resilient, carpet and wood flooring to common substrates. We will also discuss in depth new emerging adhesive chemistries that are being brought to the market that provide unique properties that solve common installation problems. Specifically, we will be discussing the following topics: (1) Basic chemistry of flooring adhesives, (2) High moisture resistant, water-based adhesives for LVT, (3) Modified silane-based adhesives for resilient flooring, (4) Aerosol-based adhesives

Mat Bond Test ASTM F3311-19 – Kevin Phillips is the Director of Technical Services at Novalis US, LLC. and as a member of ASTM F06 Kevin was instrumental in developing the new ASTM F3311 − 19 Standard Practice for Mat Bond Evaluation of Performance and Compatibility for Resilient Flooring System Components Prior to Installation. During this session Kevin will cover topics like: who, what and when to test, the responsibilities, the liability, its evaluation and importantly what’s the real cost and who pays. At the end of the presentation the attendee should be able to understand how adhesives are made, how they work, and how to select the right adhesive to match any given floor installation.

Exciting FCICA Associate Member Presentations. More information to come soon.

Educational Committee Meeting
Associates Member Meeting
Contractor Member Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting


October 20 @ 8:00 am
October 21 @ 5:00 pm
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