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Master Installation Class

Goodwin Heart Pine cosponsored a Master Installation Class held at the Bona training facility in Monroe, NC on February 10 to 13, 2010. The advanced school, which was organized by Howard Brickman http://brickmanconsulting.com, included hands on experience for the students in radiated field installation, wood bending, medallion fabrication, vacuum press gluing, scroll saw, and border techniques. Each student could construct their own medallion to take home. Chuck Garvey demonstrated Bona’s new flooring adhesive http://www.bona.com , and Daniel Boone presented Powernail’s recent products http://www.powernail.com .
See a video of Layton Endres http://hardwoodmedallions.com instructing on medallion construction.
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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