CARST 2017 FIELD TRIP
Saturday, April 22, 2017
First ever all-day practical field trip! This is no ordinary sight-seeing trip. These sites will be practical spaces where you will learn hands on and earn 8 hrs CE credits.
Filled up! Join us for the rest of the conference...
Member $325 Non-Member $375
8:00 am Meet up at the Banff Centre Parking lot
(drive to Canmore)
9:00 am - 11:00 am Residential Diagnostics
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Large Building
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm LUNCH - provided
(drive back to Banff)
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Radon Emanation
Radon in Water
New Construction Rough-in – Let’s take a close up look at how radon rough in’s are being installed today. We will inspect the materials and techniques being used and discuss improvements and best practices. Then we will inject smoke into the riser and see how well they sealed the slab and the penetrations. Finally, we will suck on the riser and develop a system design and see if what they built would be useable to the mitigator who has to activate that system.
Diagnostics and System Design – Chapter 4 of the Contractor’s Guide describes the official Health Canada process for designing radon mitigation systems but to many mitigators it seems complicated and hard to follow. We will perform an actual diagnostics and system design on a real building from start to finish and demonstrate the tools and the calculations needed to do the job properly.
Large Building Testing – Want to add large building surveys to your business? Then don’t miss this opportunity to learn how large building surveys are performed according to the latest Health Canada guidance. You will learn the easy way to get the best floor plan maps most suitable for radon testing, tricks for placing detectors, how to develop a communication plan for the employees, how to comply with the QA/QC requirements and the essential elements of a radon testing close out report.
Radon in Water Testing – Add radon-in-water testing to your suite of radon services! Well water can have very high levels of dissolved radon and many industrial processes using ground water can have extremely high levels of radon in the air due to having radon in the water. We will demonstrate the proper way to take a water sample for a radon in water test and show you what tools and equipment you need to do the job right by taking and processing actual samples of radon-containing water.
Diamond Coring – Tired of jagged holes and all the dust and the noise created during dry coring with a large hammer drill? Having trouble dry- boring horizontal holes in foundation walls with your carbide coring drill? Want to add a diamond coring rig to your business and make clean, quiet holes in concrete slabs and walls for fun and profit? We will have an expert demonstrate everything you need to know about diamond coring equipment and techniques. And we will core some holes to show you how its done safely and efficiently.
Safety Equipment – Safety considerations are becoming more and more critical. You will learn the essential safety equipment needed to keep you and your workers safe while working in high radon environments. We will demonstrate how to effectively record and calculate your occupational exposure and what additional actions and overhead must be taken into consideration as a result.
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