Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2)


Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2)

This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects. After completing this training program, students will be familiar with tools to develop effective coating projects and play a more active role in managing painting projects to successful completion.

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Who should attend

Contractors, engineers, inspectors, consultants, facility owners, technical services, and sales reps.

Course content

  • Roles and responsibilities of contracting parties
  • Specifications for coatings projects
  • Preparing, awarding, and managing coating contracts
  • Quality management
  • New construction and maintenance painting
  • Economic considerations for industrial coating projects
  • Coating failures - causes, identification, and analysis
  • Safety and environmental concerns for owners and coating contractors

Benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the key issues in managing a coatings project, including contracts, specifications, coating selection, and the roles of project participants
  • Analyze and prepare a coating specification through the use of corporate engineering standards
  • Recognize the cost of corrosion and select materials to mitigate it
  • Estimate accurately in project cost analysis
  • Define scheduling requirements, exposure environments, and coating systems for new construction
  • Conduct facility condition surveys and analysis for maintenance painting
  • Apply documentation methods during project administration
  • Recognize coating failures
  • Identify and comply with relevant environmental regulations

Course format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes a glossary of terms, references for additional reading, copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations, as well as an overview of the coating fundamentals covered in the C1 course. Students can refer to this overview as needed during the C2 course for a refresher. Topics covered in this course assume a knowledge of the fundamentals.

Exam format

The written exam consists of 100, multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 40 hours of the course and attain at least 70% on the exam.

Note: In order to get the most value from the C2 course, you must have a basic understanding of the topics covered in C1, Fundamentals of Protective Coatings. C2 fulfills part of your training requirement for the Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Certification and prepares you for the challenging Protective Coatings Specialist Exam. All PCS candidates who do not have 15 years of experience must take and pass the C1 exam and C2 class before sitting for the PCS Exam. There is no approved alternative training accepted.

Additional information

Attendees of this course are assumed to have completed Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) or an equivalent body of knowledge. C2 is not an introductory course and does not review the material contained in C1. Download a self-assessment checklist to determine your grasp of these fundamental topics. If you do not have a working knowledge of most of these topics, you should consider taking C1 prior to C2. This information is to serve as a self-assessment to evaluate your preparedness for taking C2 and the PCS exam.

5 Day Course
English and Spanish*
*eCourse only

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Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)