Commercial Lineup Set for SSPC 2016


From air barriers to floor coatings—the commercial track planned for SSPC 2016 will highlight a plethora of topics tailored to commercial and architectural coatings industry professionals.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will hold its annual conference and exhibition Jan. 18-21 in San Antonio.

The full technical program for SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT is available here.

Technical Sessions

On Monday, Jan. 18, SSPC leaders will present a Working in the Coatings Industry—What You Need to Know! session to discuss SSPC program offerings.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, a series entitled “Commercial Painting Programs—Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities” will be presented.

That series, divided into three parts, features the following technical presentations.


  • Case Study: Decorative Yet Functional Floor Coatings at the Energy Innovation Center; presented by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro
  • Beating the Odds for Successful Flooring Installations; presented by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals
  • Using Lead Abatement Contractors for Surface Preparation on Commercial Properties—The Consequences of Sacrificing Quality for Safety; presented by Raymond S. Tombaugh, KTA-Tator Inc.


  • Case Study: Setting Up a Commercial Coatings Inspection Program; presented by Davis Kyle, Master Painters Institute; and Richard Bright, Bright Concepts Inc.
  • Commercial Building Cleaning, Painting and QC Requirements—Differences Between “High Performance” and “Conventional” Commercial Coatings; presented by Jeff Theo and Doug Pigue, Vulcan Painters.


  • Case Study: Coatings Failure or Building Failure; presented by Kevin Brown and Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.
  • Are You Ready to Pursue Today’s Greatest Market Opportunity in the Coatings Industry? Millions of Square Feet of Commercial Walls Need Air Barriers. What Do You Need to Know to be a Part of this Emerging Market?; presented by Kevin Knight, Edifice Tutorial and David de Sola, 3iVE.
  • Traffic Bearing Coating Systems in the Parking Structure Market, presented by Lawrence W. Mosby IV, NEOGARD Construction Coatings

Additionally, a two-hour workshop entitled Waterborne Coatings for Commercial Architecture will be instructed by Dr. Leo Procopio and Laura Vielhauer, of The Dow Chemical Company, on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Committees to Meet

Moreover, a number of committee meetings focused on commercial coatings topics will also take place during the convention. They are:

  • C.8.1 Commercial Cleaning and Painting;               
  • C.8.2 Commercial Coating Materials;                    
  • C.8.3 Commercial Flooring;                                      
  • C.8 4 Commercial Air Barrier Coatings; and                   
  • C.8.5 Commercial Contractor Qualification.

Training programs of interest to the commercial coatings professional include Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively and Developing an Effective Coating Specification, organizers say.

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Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Coatings; Coatings education; Commercial / Architectural; Education; Good Technical Practice; North America; SSPC; SSPC 2016; Worker training

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