FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced four education sessions and two product demonstrations will take place during FCICA’s 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

The CIM Track includes, Completing Change Orders, presented by Doug Coombs, CIM, and Jesse Tranel, CIM, of DCO Commercial Flooring. Expanding on Module 6 of the CIM Program—Managing Change Orders Onsite—Jesse and Doug will discuss best practices for completing the change order process, including getting paid!

In "Workshop Your Online Presence," sponsored by the Successors, social media experts will briefly present the features of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the pros and cons of using each professionally as an individual or for a business. It will then move into a workshop space where the experts will be available to help you launch or improve your own personal or business profiles.

Concrete and the Contractor, presented by Jeff Johnson with MAPEI Corporation and Seth Pevarnik with ARDEX Americas, will explore the time and cost advantages to the general contractor when Division 9 flooring contractors are included in Division 3 concrete placement. Understanding the concrete specifications in Division 3 and Division 9, as well as the challenges of working with concrete, equips the flooring contractor with the necessary arguments for getting involved early in the substrate placement so that when it comes time for interior build out that the whole process goes flawlessly with minimal (if any) customization to compensate for poor substrate conditions.

Understanding Concrete, presented by Peter Craig, an independent concrete floor consultant with Concrete Constructives and an active member of ICRI, ASTM and ACI, teaches what concrete is made of, fly ash and additives, Barrier 1 and other concrete enhancers, as well as concrete finishes and their effects.

Two exclusive product demonstrations will also take place on Wednesday, October 16. On a tour of Shaw Plant 15X, guests will be able to see all carpet man­ufacturing processes as well as the focus that is placed on quality in each stage of production.

Attendees can earn continuing education credits (CEU’s) by attending the entire educational session. Those working on their Certified Installation Manager CEUs may receive a maximum of 6 credits by attending FCICA’s educational sessions 1 – 4, two demonstrations, and the Shaw plant tour.

In conjunction with Mid-Year 2019, FCICA will also host the ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15, at Le Meridian.

For more information, visit www.fcica.com.