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    The Cleveland Browns’ $5 million, four-month renovation project vastly improves its Training and Administrative Complex in Berea, Ohio. The renovations are designed by the nationally recognized, integrated architecture, engineering, and technology design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky of Cleveland, Ohio, and recently recognized with an AIA Ohio 2014 Honor Award. The new workplace is a thoroughly modern space, respectful of the history and tradition of the Cleveland Browns yet forging a progressive identity for the team, via bold imagery, messaging, team branding and colors. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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    Designed by HOK, the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is conceived to be the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. Interior spaces support advanced medical treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education. The seven-story, 167-bed hospital includes 59 intensive care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs and an electrophysiology lab connected to centralized research labs, and a center for graduate education. Stephen Whalen Photography

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Healthcare

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Government

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

INSTALL combats skilled labor crisis with standardized training program in heavy construction states

To standardize training and certification across the construction industry, INSTALL has developed a winning model for bringing INSTALL down to the local level. Leveraging the United Brotherhood of Carpenters training network, INSTALL is able to establish floor covering training programs in key areas of the country that are experiencing high growth in construction such as Florida and Texas.

In these growing markets, flooring installations tend to operate on low quality standards. INSTALL seeks local contractors that are willing to commit their workforce to a rigorous training and certification program to take installer’s skills to a higher level. INSTALL provides its world class training curriculum through local training centers enabling the INSTALL contractor to bid on work in areas that they may otherwise not have been able to. In turn, the program directly combats the skilled labor shortfall by developing, training and certifying new installers.

The Florida Model

A prime example of raising the level of training and certification standards is INSTALL’s partnership with Mr. David’s Flooring International LLC. When Mr. David’s Flooring sought to open a new branch in the southeast so that it could seek work in Florida’s booming construction industry, management discovered that the labor pool was undertrained. They then partnered with INSTALL to bring the workforce skills up to the level of quality that Mr. David’s expects.

“About 99% of the labor pool in Florida are subcontractors that operate on a low quality standard,” said Tony Troehler, president, Mr. David’s SE LLC. “Knowing the lack of trained installers prior to beginning work, we set the expectation that we needed to elevate the marketplace to allow for us to work there.

“Pairing up with INSTALL to begin INSTALL training in Florida was a match made in heaven for us,” continues Troehler. “Mr. David’s is known for its high quality brand and INSTALL’s entire program is based on producing quality people. The programs truly fit hand in glove.”

Mr. David’s is now a regular presence in Florida, recently completing an installation at the Kennedy Space Center. This project required highly skilled flooring professionals which Mr. David’s was able to provide as a result of their INSTALL partnership. Mr. David’s plans to continue to grow and elevate the program in Florida through its continued partnership with INSTALL.

Expanding Success

INSTALL is replicating this formula for success in other regions of the country:

  • Texas and California Training Taking Off

Training programs were established for the first time in Texas and Southern California this past March with continued programs in July. These programs foster industry collaboration among manufacturers, contractors and professional installers. Participating in the events are representatives from every facet of the floorcovering industry: INSTALL staff and instructors, contractors, installers, as well as representatives from mills and manufacturers.

  • Southern California INSTALL Contractors

Master Craft Floors recently became a signatory partner in INSTALL expansion efforts in the southwest. The company will serve as a key extension of the INSTALL program by helping to establish training in the southwest which will develop skilled and certified labor pools in those areas. Master Craft is a full-service commercial contractor with offices based in Plymouth, MI and Las Vegas, NV. Through this partnership, Master Craft has expanded its offices to Southern California with the aim of developing an untapped labor pool of professional installers.

  • Winning USD VA Work

INSTALL’s quality of programming is such that the Department of Veteran Affairs adopted INSTALL certification standards into its Section 09 68 00 Carpeting, Section 09 65 19 Resilient Tile Flooring and Section 09 68 21 Athletic Carpeting. This specification language underscores the Department of Veteran Affair’s determination that only a flooring contractor who employs an INSTALL certified workforce is qualified enough to perform work for the VA, the single largest government employer in the United States, making it even more important to have INSTALL certified installers across all parts of country.

  • Unmatched Curriculum

At the 50+ INSTALL training centers in the United States and Canada, certified instructors train incoming apprentices during a four year program that is unmatched in the industry in terms of length and level of curriculum. With the expansion of training and certification programs in the southern and western regions of the United States, INSTALL certified contractors are positioned to become the floor covering industry’s preferred and most reliable installers.