Finding Solid Ground: Building a Foundation for Long-Lasting Floors
Concerns for health, safety, and the environment triggered a major overhaul of construction materials over the last twenty years, including several key changes to the flooring industry. To adapt, many floor systems that were historically considered reliable needed to be redesigned and reformulated, sometimes resulting in less durable systems, materials without proven track records, and assemblies that at times caused high-profile failures. Many of these product issues have since been addressed by manufacturers, causing the industry to wonder: Have we emerged from this recent flooring revolution on solid ground? What can project teams learn from the past to help avoid these issues in the future? What else must we consider for successful floor finish design and installation? In this webinar, we will examine the recent history of flooring failures on concrete to extract lessons learned for future floor system designs. We will also explore a variety of floor finishes available today, review common installation challenges, and discuss how project teams can best integrate new systems and materials into their current projects.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand past causes of floor failures on concrete and how to avoid them.
- Identify strategies to assess new systems and materials for use on projects.
- Recognize and prevent common flooring installation challenges and issues.
- Discuss the critical differences between varying floor finishes and their effect on selection, installation, and performance.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.