The 2022 Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association will hold its Southeastern Wall & Ceiling Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Fla., July 6-9. This year’s show will feature approximately 100 exhibits from throughout the nation with many new as well as returning exhibitors.
This marks a special one as the FWCCA celebrates its 40 years as a trade association. In honor of this event, the trade show’s theme is the 40th Ruby Jubilee Anniversary Celebration. The FWCCA has the entire event planned around the celebration of FWCCA's 40 great years of servicing the industry.
The Annual Golf Tournament will take place on the Falcon's Fire Golf Course, July 8. There will be prizes, a raffle to benefit our scholarship program full of great golf items and exhibits on the golf course with member companies giving away great items to all players.
There will be a trade show as in year’s past, which will be followed by the association’s annual Industry Awards Luncheon and presentation on incoming officers and directors. Saturday night’s theme party will be another great event. In conjunction with the other festivities, there will be a silent auction throughout the evening to raise funds for the FWCCA Scholarship Program.
Several seminars will take place, among those:
CLASS I: RAINSCREEN & VENTILATED DRAINAGE CAVITIES – CREATE A WELL-DESIGNED WALL SYSTEM
Presented by Regi Mendoza & Kip Bretting, Keene Building Products
Presentation will include the following discussion on how to create a “well-designed wall." Points to be covered:
- Moisture Control Principles
- Today’s exterior wall claddings
- Moisture damage in buildings
- Moisture problems are expensive
CLASS II – SITE SPECIFIC HEALTH & SAFETY PLANS PART
Presented by Michelle McIntyre, Universal Engineering Inc.
A common request as part of project work, some general contractors have specific requirements and some allow the document to be prepared by the subcontractor’s guidelines. SSHSP’s should be completed before work begins but should also be updated on a regular basis as conditions on the site change. This should include a step-bystep analysis of your responsibilities from when material is unloaded until the project is complete. Plans should be written to cover all work to be performed at the site and a competent person should be identified and responsible for the plan implementation. Using industry examples, the following will be covered:
- Site Hazards: Physical, chemical, electrical, thermal, ergonomic, thermal biohazards, UV, Explosive, Working around water, acoustical and combined space
- Hazard Control
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Previous Site Assessments
- Levels of Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
- Employee Training Requirements
- Hazardous Materials and How to Address (Safety Data Sheets)
- Site/Employee Monitoring
- Work Zone Controls
- First Aid Requirements and Emergency Procedures
- Weather Expectations
Management with FWCCA has stated that there are still a few booths left for exhibitors. For more information on this and more, call (407) 260-1313 or visit fwcca.com.