Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
A plethora of Floridians have questions about sinkholes. One particular industry will have the opportunity to have their sinkhole questions answered by the professionals at an annual conference next week.
Builders will bring their sinkhole concerns/inquiries to the "Sinkhole 101" continuing education class being offered by the Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists (FAS3) at the Southeastern Builders Expo and Conference in Orlando.
The "Sinkhole 101" CE class (1 hour of General) will be presented by sinkhole experts and FAS3 members Larry Madrid, MSC, D. GE, P.E. and Jim Collier from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center West Building Hall (206B) on Thursday, July 24.
Assessing, stabilizing and repairing homes and commercial structures affected by sinkholes has become a billion dollar industry in Florida. There are thousands of insurance claims each year and the inventory of affected structures is in the tens of thousands. So if a builder hasn't come across a sinkhole yet in their business, they will soon, making this CE class one all builders, whether they be remodelers, architects, contractors, developers or others, should attend.
In this course, participants will learn the basics, including what a sinkhole is and where they are being encountered. In addition, participants will learn about the two main methods of stabilization, the requirements for cosmetic repairs and industry trends.
The SEBC Expo and Conference will be held from July 24-25. The SEBC is sponsored by the Florida Home Builders Association and entering its 36th year.
For media requests related to an interest in attending the Sinkhole 101 CE Class at the SEBC, or the expertise offered by the Florida Association of Sinkhole
Stabilization Specialists (FAS3), or to request an interview with a FAS3 engineer, geologist, foundation contractor, or supplier, please contact Jim Flynn at 352-523-4987 or via e-mail at Communications(at)FAS3(dot)org. We encourage you to also visit FAS3.org to learn more about our organization.
FAS3 is an association of engineers, geologists, contractors and suppliers concerned with the ethical investigation, planning, design and remediation of sinkholes and sinkhole damaged properties.
FAS3 was formed in 2006 to:
- Set standards for conduct, workmanship and business practices for those involved in the profession.
- Improve and develop knowledge of new ideas and methodologies of subsurface grouting, foundation stabilization and related testing and to share that knowledge with other professionals and interested parties.
- Improve the understanding of sinkhole formation, investigation, evaluation, and remediation by educating the public, government bodies and other interested parties.
- Encourage, fund, and participate in the practical application of research related to subsurface grouting, underpinning and foundation stabilization work, including providing educational opportunities for members of the organization, governmental officials, and the general public.