Polyurea University Bootcamp 2017

October 30th – November 10th, 2017

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An exclusive, extreme school that offers the opportunity to go from zero to hero in two short weeks. Every single class will be offered during our intensive hands-on 10-day Polyurea University Bootcamp, allowing you to acquire all the knowledge needed to complete each of our comprehensive degree programs: Qualified Polyurea Applicator (QPA), Qualified Polyurea Professional (QPP), and Qualified Polyurea Inspector (QPI).

Initially designed for our global partners, we are opening the Polyurea University Bootcamp to all students, giving those who might find travel and scheduling difficult for our other specialized schools offered throughout the year the opportunity to attend every class in one two week period.

Schedule of Classes:

October 30th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – VersaFlex Products
October 31st 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Fundamentals
November 1st 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Applicator
November 2nd 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Applicator Cont’d
November 3rd 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Applicator Cont’d
November 6th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Advanced Applicator
November 7th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Advanced Applicator Cont’d
November 8th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Surface Prep
November 9th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Specification
November 10th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Inspector

Location: Houston Campus

Register Online | Bootcamp Total Price: $2,500.00 | Individual Class Prices Listed Below

Note: Please refer to the schedule above for actual class dates — course descriptions are below.

Course Description

Class 1: VersaFlex Products

Aromatic products, Aliphatic products, Specialty products — flame retardant, high abrasion, high slip, high chemical resistant. Aspartic products, Low temperature spray products, fillers and sealants (1 day) Price: FREE

Class 2: Fundamentals of Polyurea

(1 Day Instruction) – This class provides a general overview of the polyurea technology from the standpoint of history, chemistry, general safety, general processing characteristics and application use.  This course is not a product specific course, and applies to various polyurea technologies.  Course participants include those new to (or thinking about getting into) the polyurea industry, those with some years of experience, students, engineers / architects for specification, facility owners / coating specifier and inspectors on polyurea application areas, equipment suppliers and sales personnel.  This course is also designed as a pre-requisite to Class 3: Polyurea Spray Applicator.
Price: $200.00

Class 3: Polyurea Spray Applicator
(Pre-Requisite Required)

(2.5 Days Instruction) – This is the general applicator course / class.  Included in class are discussions on the general types of polyurea systems, safety measures required for use of the system, application equipment characteristics for polyurea, including proportioning units and spray guns and how to optimize.  This course also provides information on various substrate characterization, general surface preparation requirements, use of primers (when required) and option of topcoat requirements.  This also includes both general equipment and application troubleshooting, processing troubleshooting, and applied testing.  The course is a combination of classroom work, hands on testing and required spray application work.  The importance of a Job Log Profile form is also presented.

Course participants include those new to (or thinking about getting into) the polyurea industry, those with experience with polyurea installation work, spray applicators, project leaders, equipment suppliers, etc. Price: $900.00

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees after completion and participation in the course and passing of the 50 question exam.

Class 4: Surface Prep

How to write proper specifications, how to read and work from prepared specifications. Can you do this project profitably in time and meet the specs. Working around other trades, and scheduling conflicting activities at the site. On site training requirements, acceptable presentation of the site and turn over when completed. (1 day). Price: $400.00

Class 5: Project Specification

(1 Day Instruction) – This is a unique class in that information is presented on the importance of a Specification and how to follow.  This class can also help those in preparation of a specification, and what is required for successful application work.  Reference information includes that from CSI: Construction Specification Institute, Construction Specification Institute Canada and European EFNARC.  Information will also be presented on the various Industry Standards and Guidelines related to polyurea coating / lining application work.

Attendees are encouraged to bring with them a current project specification they are working on, or maybe a past project specification followed for discussion and review.  Depending on class size / schedule, a small homework assignment may be part of the class.  This course is designed for all levels of exposure with polyurea application work. (no pre-requisite)  Price: $400.00

Class 6: Advanced Polyurea Applicator

(2 Days Instruction) – This class focuses on the detail knowledge of the proportioning unit and troubleshooting, spray gun operation, optimization and troubleshooting, details on project specific application work and optimization of said work.  Pre-requisite is completion of Class 2: Fundamentals of Polyurea and Class 3: Polyurea Spray Applicator (or PDAApplicatorSchool).  Will also consider 3+ years of personal application experience.  Combination of classroom and hands-on. Price: $800.00

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees.

Class 7: Polyurea Inspector

(1 Day Instruction) — Now that the spray work is done, what next?  This class is designed for the inspection involved in all phases of application work, specific to the polyurea technology.  All tools applicable to inspection work for polyurea will be used / shown.  This course does not Certify one as an inspector, but provides guidance to Certified Inspectors on polyurea use.  While there is no pre-requisite, it is suggested that attendees have some inspection background, and may bring own inspection tools.  Will use industry standards such as those from SSPC, NACE, ISO, ASTM, etc. Price: $400.00

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees.