INSTALL to Present at World of Concrete 2020 and DOMOTEX USA 2020

December 19, 2019

INSTALL, the flooring industry’s most specified training program, will kick off two years of growth and educational development with major speaking engagements at World of Concrete 2020 and DOMOTEX USA 2020. These annual gatherings bring together nearly 70,000 construction professionals from around the world.

INSTALL Executive Director John T. McGrath Jr. will present “Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification” at World of Concrete 2020. Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Representative Daniel Hicks will discuss “Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining” at DOMOTEX USA 2020.

Each presentation highlights major trends effecting the floorcovering installation industry. In addition, each will discuss key concepts influencing INSTALL’s growth and educational/training developments over the next several years.

Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification

World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry’s first, largest and most important annual event for concrete and masonry professionals. The 2020 conference will welcome 60,000 industry professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 3-7. INSTALL will join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Booth C6261.

INSTALL Executive Director John T. McGrath Jr. will present a wide-ranging seminar on concrete polishing training and certification on Tuesday, February 4 from 10am to 11:30am.

Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification will address the standards necessary for reliable, non-proprietary, industry-endorsed concrete polishing education. Concrete polishing successes and failures will be explored through case studies, in addition to the foundation of legitimate concrete polishing training and certifications. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will better understand the value of existing programs, helping them make informed labor decisions that will positively impact their bottom line.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to assess educational provider standards
  • How to evaluate an education program’s structure, materials and practices
  • Necessity of in-person and hands-on training evaluations
  • Differences between training and certifying

To learn more and register for Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification, click here.

Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining

Presented by Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Representative Daniel Hicks, Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining will introduce DOMOTEX USA 2020 attendees to some of the most pressing skilled labor challenges facing the floorcovering industry today.

The conference brings together over 5,000 flooring professionals from across North America and the rest of the world. This includes contractors, builders, merchandisers, retailers, wholesalers, architects and designers. It is scheduled to run from Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor will be held February 6 from 10:30am-11:30am. It covers the many components a business needs in securing a reliable, professional labor force. This includes recruitment, retention programs, reliable training standards and installer certification.

To learn more and register for Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining, click here.

Kicking Off Two Years of Growth and Educational Development

Each presentation above discusses key concepts that will influence INSTALL’s mission, growth and future educational developments. 2020 kicks off two years of significant development for the organization. This includes continued expansion into major markets, a focus on Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) outreach programs for healthcare environments, plus new training and certification programs for polished concrete and ceramic tile flooring.