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SP1 — Organizing for profit: A 2-day bootcamp for gutter companies
Monday and Tuesday, September 29 & 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; presented by Bill Frazier, Austin Gutterman, Inc.
Day One: Administration and Production — Learn to organize and manage your business. Day Two: Advertising and Sales — Get the word out; get customers to call you.

SP2 — Integrating cold-formed steel into mid-rise load-bearing projects
Tuesday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; presented by Don Allen, Steel Framing Alliance and Jeffrey Klaiman, ADTEK Engineers. Cold-Formed steel framing (CFSF) is being chosen for more and more load-bearing mid-rise projects because of its ease of constructability, non-combustibility and many other factors that will be discussed in this presentation.

SP3 — Roll forming for the metal construction industry: Part I
Wednesday, October 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon; presented and sponsored by Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Intl (FMA).
• Onsite Fabrication: Bring solutions closer to the job; Paul Seufer, N. B. Handy Company
• Choosing the  correct folding technology for metal building trim production;  Geoff Stone, Metalforming, Inc.
• Advances in coil handling technology; Dale Kroskey, Metalforming, Inc.
• How to buy material; Art Baum, Macsteel Service Centers, USA

SP4 — Copper in architecture, installation techniques & soldering procedures
Wednesday, October 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m. presented by Larry Peters, Copper Development Association and Gary Voth, Copper Roofing Consultant.
 Successful performance of soldered copper seams for roofing and cladding applications, tools and techniques for installation of soldered systems and soldering equipment; see samples of soldered copper joints.

SP5 — Roll forming for the metal construction industry: Part II
Thursday, October 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon; sponsored by Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International (FMA).
• Basic to complex roll form systems; Paul Tiefenthal, Tru-Tech Tool and Machine Corp.
• Creative options for punching/shearing/cutoff challenges in metal building; Don Hill, Formtek/Hill Engineering
• Roll form tooling setup and troubleshooting; Steve Ebel, Roll Form Solutions, Inc.
• Gauge compensation for roll forming multiple gauges; Dr. Yunjiang Li, Chicago Roll Co.

SP6 — Use of Reflective Insulation Technology in Metal Buildings
Thursday, October 2, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Sponsor: Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I).
This luncheon workshop will discuss thermal performance of reflective insulation products and how they are evaluated. David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Inc. and Michael Boulding, TVM Building Products and RIMA will review reflective insulation’s role in hybrid insulation systems to achieve some of the requirements in ASHRAE 90.1. Application methods and how the product is installed will be explained for both new construction and retrofit.

SP7 — Roll forming for the metal construction industry: Part III
Friday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA).
• Improve quality/productivity through effective shop floor control;  Richard Wilhelm, AMS Controls, Inc.
• Process lubrication for roll forming building components; Kirk McCubbin, Tower Oil & Technology, Inc.
• Advanced roll forming of steel framing components; Dave Voth, Formtek Metal Forming.
• Educational Roundtable facilitated by Al Patty, Dietrich Industries, Inc.

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