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Capacitación para contratistas especializados en techos: apoyo en todos los niveles

By Karen L Edwards

September 18, 2017

Instructor de capacitación en techos enseñando a los estudiantes en un zona de venta.

Ya sea que estes comenzando en tu negocio o te consideres un profesional con experiencia , GAF tiene la capacitación para contratistas de techos que te ayudarán a tener éxito. Es por eso que la empresa fundó el Centro para el Avance de la Educación en Techos(CARE) con el éxito del contratista en mente.

Aprenda a su manera

El equipo de CARE, compuesto por más de 30 técnicos profesionales con gran experiencia, está comprometido a brindar capacitación y apoyo a las empresas de la industria del techado. Teniendo en cuenta que las personas aprenden de maneras diferentes, GAF desarrolló su capacitación de CARE para que se adapte a varios estilos de aprendizaje. El portal de aprendizaje en línea ofrece capacitación sobre productos, instalación, ventas, marketing (mercadotecnia) y prácticas recomendadas generales de negocios que puedes aprender a tu propio ritmo.

La capacitación está disponible en varios idiomas, incluidos el inglés, el español y el francés. Además del aprendizaje a tu propio ritmo, también hay opciones de capacitación impartidas por un instructor a través de seminarios web o en vivo, y en persona en los EE. UU. y Canadá.

Capacitación de CARE en remolques

Una forma en la que GAF facilita la capacitación de contratistas de techos en todo el país es a través de la Capacitación de CARE en remolques. Diseñada para enseñarle a tu cuadrilla técnicas y consejos que te ayudarán a ahorrar tiempo y dinero en las instalaciones de techos comerciales, GAF lleva la capacitación a donde estés.

Los instructores ofrecen un remolque lleno de productos comerciales para techos, como la membrana EverGuard® TPO, accesorios, soldadoras de aire caliente, pistolas de calor y maquetas de estructuras de madera para techos para que las cuadrillas puedan realizar la capacitación práctica que necesitan con el fin de ser más eficientes en las instalaciones y reparaciones.

Una sesión típica abarca los siguientes temas:

  1. Accesorios: La capacitación comienza con demostraciones de los accesorios prefabricados de GAF y demuestra claramente dónde comenzar y terminar la soldadura durante la instalación. También abarca lo que los representantes de campo buscarán en la instalación terminada para cumplir con los requisitos de calidad de las garantías.

  2. Pistolas de calor: El equipo de capacitación hace un repaso de los diferentes tipos de pistolas de aire caliente para que las cuadrillas se familiaricen con los diversos tipos y tamaños, y para garantizar que adquieran algunas habilidades básicas para la solución de problemas. Se hace énfasis en la seguridad con un repaso de fuentes de energía adecuadas para los diferentes tipos de soldadoras de aire caliente.

  3. Métodos de soldadura: Después de realizar un repaso de las pistolas de aire caliente, las cuadrillas aprenden los diferentes métodos de soldadura manual. Se hace énfasis en la soldadura de dos pasadas con rodillos de silicona y la importancia de verificar las soldaduras con el instrumento adecuado.

  4. Disposición de la membrana: Los alumnos también verán las disposiciones correctas de las membranas para techos, lo que garantiza menos interrupciones para instalaciones más eficientes. Es igualmente importante entender la disposición correcta para las instalaciones de RhinoBond® en techos de metal.

  5. Soldadoras automáticas: Si se usan correctamente, pueden ser fundamentales para una instalación de calidad. El instructor muestra cómo realizar soldaduras de prueba y pruebas de tracción para determinar la configuración adecuada de temperatura y velocidad de la soldadora. La seguridad y el uso adecuado también son un eje central.

  6. Repaso de adhesivos: El instructor realiza un repaso de los diferentes tipos de adhesivos, incluida la espuma de baja densidad y el aerosol rápido TPO de GAF, y da consejos para cambiar los tanques de manera eficiente y mantener limpias las puntas del aerosol.

  7. Mesas prácticas: Después de las demostraciones, los asistentes tienen la oportunidad de demostrar sus conocimientos soldando a mano accesorios directamente sobre las maquetas.

Guiar a los contratistas al éxito

Comprender cómo instalar sistemas fuertes de techado es solo una parte de ser un exitoso contratista especializado en techos. Es por eso que GAF se compromete a proporcionar cualquier herramienta y capacitación que los contratistas necesiten para tener éxito en sus negocios.

Hay una gran cantidad de oportunidades de capacitación disponibles a través del programa de capacitación de CARE, y periódicamente se agregan nuevos cursos y lugares de capacitación. Comienza hoy visitando la página de capacitación de CARE en el sitio web de GAF. Si estás interesado en la capacitación de CARE en remolques para tus cuadrillas, comunícate con tu gerente de territorio de GAF.

About the Author

Karen L. Edwards is a freelance writer for the construction industry and has a passion for roofing, having worked in the industry for 20 years.

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