Cindott Inc. trains the roofing industry with unbiased interactive hands-on learning

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    STAFF WRITER
    – The OCR Special Feature

    Cindott Inc. is training the roofing industry, from suppliers to trades and everyone in between, using a generic, non-biased approach to teaching. Cindott also uses roofing’s newest products and methods, based on proper use and application.

    Owner George Wilson says the company previously had been based in Brampton but has moved to a new larger Mississauga location just minutes from the airport. This will be more convenient for participants flying in from out of province.

    Wilson says he developed the fourday course originally for roofers, inspectors, and consultants.

    “Truthfully, now we get attendee’s from all walks of the roofing industry (suppliers, estimators, project managers, property managers and even frontline staff) taking part and benefitting from this training,” he said.

    Courses are scheduled based on four full days of training, Monday noon till Friday noon to allow for travel time Monday morning and Friday afternoon.

    Cindott Inc. uses a three stage training strategy: Tell them, show them and let them do.

    Wilson says this proven method embeds the learning process, bringing optimal learning, and it connects with everyone, regardless of their learning style.

    “It’s not often that staff in roles mentioned above can have the opportunity to weld PVC, TPO, glue EPDM, torch, cold adhere and peel and stick two-ply modified bitumen and learn the best method/techniques for each membrane,” Wilson said. “They also get a chance to construct complete roof assemblies from the deck up. This allows working with each component of the assembly and understanding it’s importance. I believe this is the very best way to learn roofing.”

    The biggest difference though is that Cindott’s training is fully generic and non-biased. Rather than being focused on a specific product, participants learn about proper roofing techniques based on today’s most common membrane options.

    A specific safety segment also looks at equipment options, how to use them and how they work. Other segments focus on leak detection and proper leak repairs; insulation; vapour retarders; corner details, vents, drains and flashings; and fasteners.

    “After this course, the attendee knows what works and what doesn’t,” he said. “If their role is designing roofing, this course will make them a better designer, if their role is installing or monitoring roofing quality, it will make them a much better roofing installer or monitor.”

    Participants also receive a comprehensive 162-page roofing manual. “The Roof Consultants Institute now awards 29.5 CEU (continuing education units) to participants who have completed this course.

    For more information, call George Wilson at (416) 606-3270, email gwilson18@ cogeco.ca, or call Rick Pollard at (647) 527-7663. You can also visit www.roofingtrainingcourse.com for more course information and available dates.

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