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Bostik offers the training and educational resources that architects and designers need to select the right product and adhere to best practices, through a series of continuing education opportunities, training courses within Bostik Academy, online resources and lunch & learns.

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Continuing Education Courses

Bostik offers the architectural and design community the opportunity to earn AIA/CEU Learning Units through courses on AECDaily.

Surface Preparation for Flooring Installation: Meeting Industry Standards

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

Surface preparation is one of the most critical steps to achieve long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing flooring. This course explores the importance of surface preparation, including meeting industry standards, and outlines numerous moisture and flatness issues and remediation techniques to ensure a durable, long-life flooring installation for a variety of flooring materials.

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A Guide for the Successful Installation of Glue-Down Hardwood Flooring

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List the types of floors that can be glued down and the benefits of a glued floor
  • List floor preparation steps including how to achieve a clean and level substrate
  • Determine if the substrate is of adequate dryness and remedy a damp substrate, and the difference between moisture vapor protection and waterproofing
  • Explain the importance of acclimation of the finish floor
  • Understand sound abatement importance and options

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Best Practices & Guidelines for Tile Installation

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

Discover the best practices and guidelines for tile installations, from grout and mortar selections to tile types & green standards.

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Intelligent Enclosure Solutions: An Introduction to Ventilated Façade Assemblies

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

Describe the components and terminology associated with ventilated façades. Learn about the major types of façade claddings and assemblies; benefits, challenges & opportunities. Explain the benefits of a ventilated façade and understand the positive contributions to our environment and architecture.

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Urethane Grout Technology

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

There are a wide variety of grout types available in the market today. This course provides an overview, including composition, cost, performance characteristics and related ANSI standards of different grout types. This course also provides an in-depth discussion about the relatively new category of pre-mixed grouts, specifically pre-mixed urethane grout. The course will conclude with a discussion on how to choose the best grout for your project specific requireme

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Guide for Successful Installation of Thin (Gauged) Porcelain Tile Panels on Interior Walls and Floors

Live: Face-to-Face | Webinar
Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

escribe the benefits of the innovation of thin gauged porcelain tile panels(GPTP). Learn about types of installation methods and the associated benefits of using GPTP. Review surface preparation steps including how to achieve a flat substrate prior to installation. Understand the sustainability impact and occupant & environmental health benefits. Be aware of common failures and how to avoid them when installing GPTP.

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Lunch & Learns

Host us for a Lunch & Learn educational session at your firm’s location to learn about Bostik products and applications in a fully personalized CEU-accredited presentation. Topics include Intelligent Enclosure Solutions: An Introduction to Ventilated Façade AssembliesA Guide for the Successful Installation of Glue-Down Hardwood FlooringBest Practices & Guidelines for Tile InstallationsUrethane Grout Technology, and Surface Preparation for Flooring Installation: Meeting Industry Standards.

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Training

Bostik offers architects, designers, contractors, distributors and retailers a range of training programs to support quick, safe installation with building materials with Bostik products.

Bostik has established two full-service Technical Training facilities to better serve its growing customer base. Our training facilities in Dallas, TX and Wauwatosa, WI are equipped with full hands-on training rooms and cutting edge classroom environments. Training session attendees benefit from:

  • Personalized, hands-on instruction
  • A better understanding of how to select the best system for your installation
  • Knowledge of industry best practices in tile and flooring adhesive specification and installation

Videos

For design professionals who aren’t able to attend an in-person training session, Bostik offers a library of videos on adhesive and grout specification, product education and installation.

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