Classes, Certification & Training

Ultraflor Training

ULTRAFLOR® Training Programs

The ULTRAFLOR® training programs have been designed by professional industry trainers. Here at Diamatic we teach only industry relevant cutting edge technologies. Our efforts are coordinated and run by industry leading trainer Clark Branum, who has more than 35 years experience in the concrete industry. Our support staff has extensive experience in the polishing and equipment industry. Our main focus is helping the installers understand the science behind the products and the process. We combine rich multi-media presentations with hands-on experience at all levels, so our Network of Installers is second to none in our industry. Come and train with the best and see why the ULTRAFLOR® Training Programs are a cut above the rest.

 

OUR TRAINING FACILITIES:

Diamatic Headquarters - San Diego
Northeast Facility - Philadelphia

 

BEING ULTRAFLOR® CERTIFIEDULTRAFLOR LOGO

All class attendees who complete our ULTRAFLOR® certification class will receive an ULTRAFLOR® Certificate upon completion.  ELITE and PLATINUM installers may receive an upgraded certificate based on the company size and qualifications and standards of work.

 

STANDARD LEVEL INSTALLER

The Standard Level installer may include any company or persons that have been through the ULTRAFLOR® and training have the ability to install a quality ULTRAFLOR® project. This level of installer should own at least 1 or 2 Diamatic® grinders, (or an approved equal fitted with Diamag plates).  They must understand the ULTRAFLOR® systems and how they work. They may bid work on their own and install ULTRAFLOR® projects. This is the base certification that is earned by attending an ULTRAFLOR® Class.  

 

ELITE LEVEL INSTALLER

The Elite Level installer must meet all of the qualifications for the Diamatic Standard Level Installers. Must own 6 or more Diamatic® machines and be a regular user of Diamatic® consumables, including diamonds, chemicals, repair products and cementitious overlayments. This level installer handles all of our ULTRAFLOR®® specifications account work and is able to perform multiple installations simultaneously. The Elite Level installers have 10 plus years experience in all areas of  ULTRAFLOR® installation. They must keep and maintain current certificates at all times for their key field personnel. Elite Level installers attend advanced level classes in ULTRAFLOR® installations, products and technologies and must renew their certificates every two years.

PLATINUM LEVEL INSTALLER

The Platinum Level installer must meet all of the qualifications for the Diamatic ELITE Installers and own 10 or more Diamatic® machines.  This level installer handles all of our ULTRAFLOR® specifications account work and our Diamatic Management Services® (DMS) national accounts and is able to perform multiple large commercial installations nationally and simultaneously.

Training Summary

Course and Class Outline:

The course will provide the participant with the following understanding of the objectives below:

- The definition of a polished concrete floor
- The type of equipment required for polished concrete
- Diamond tooling  technology
- How to specify ground and polished concrete
- The steps required to install a polished concrete flooring system
- How to achieve and understand full surface refinement
- DOI, haze, gloss and the measurement tools used to verify these processes 
- Densifying treatments and stain protection
- Coloring systems for ground and polished concrete
- Basic mix design requirements for polished concrete
- Slab evaluation, surface preparation and floor moisture concerns
- Maintenance for ground and polished concrete
- Sustainable contributions for ground and polished concrete

 

This course is based on industry standards and relevant information.  The presentation offers information not found in typical training programs. The level of educational content in this program is of the highest level.  Our course developer is a voting member on 2 - ACI committees and has more than 35 years experience in the concrete industry. Attendees will receive certification documents upon completion of this course.

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 ULTRAFLOR® Certification Class

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2018 CLASS SCHEDULE-SAN DIEGO, CA OFFICE

 

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE-PHILADELPHIA, PA OFFICE

  • December 19-20th 

 

ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION  IF YOU WANT TO EMAIL YOUR FORM-PRINT THE FORM AND SEND BACK TO A DIAMATIC USA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

ULTRAFLOR® WEBINAR Re-Certification

NOTE: WEBINAR re-certification class is for current installers that need to be recertified.

  • upcoming webinars to be announced.  If you have employees that need recertification, please contact us. 

Email our Diamatic USA WEBINAR Representative to get your link to the WEBINAR

 


 

 

Meet Your Trainer: Clark BranumClark Branum

Clark Branum is the ULTRAFLOR Program Manager and Trainer for Diamatic USA. Branum has logged more than 30 years in the concrete industry.

He began his career in the Seattle area spending more than 24 years as flatwork finisher. He has worked throughout the Northwest including Alaska. He went on to develop and conduct distributor and contractor training programs for Brickform Products in the United States and internationally, Serving as they’re Technical Director.

Branum serves on the board of directors of the Decorative Concrete Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He is currently serving on two ACI committees: 601-D Certification Committee for Decorative Concrete Finishers and C-310 Design and Construction Practices for Decorative Concrete.

He also is a lecturer at Cal State Chico for the CIM (Concrete Industry Management Program), and works on projects with the students as much as his time will allow.

He has been a regular speaker at the World of Concrete and he has worked on projects worldwide including; Hong Kong Disney, Venetian Macao, and Top City Beijing China. He currently resides in the Seattle area with his family.