Advanced Wood Floor Inspector Training

Goodwin Heart Pine hosted students from across the country for a four day class taught by Howard Brickman. With 30 years of experience, Brickman’s expertise spans several parts of the wood flooring industry: contracting, distribution, professional development courses, mill and site inspecting, depositions, and trial testimony.

Topics included:
• Wood Science & Anatomy
• Moisture & Wood “the true relationship”
• Proper Use of Moisture Meters
• Calculating Shrinkage
• Effects of Site Conditions like Temperature, Relative Humidity, Storage Conditions and HVAC systems
• Basics of Building Construction
• Flooring Installation, Sanding, & Finishing
• How to Evaluate Crawlspaces, Basements & Concrete substrates
• Inspection Techniques, Ethics & Report Writing