Every application for ESD flooring is different. Without detailed technical knowledge, architects can easily specify the wrong static-control floor.
The wrong floor will perform poorly and could leave sensitive electronics without adequate static protection.
Serve your clients better by learning how to specify the right static-control floor for their application.
In this workshop, we'll discuss:
how static-control flooring works
why every application is different
key industry terms
industry standards and tests
How to choose the right floor for every application:
electronics manufacturing and handling
9-1-1 call centers and FAA flight towers
cleanrooms and labs
plus data centers, university labs, medical facilities, and more.
Technical background not required. This hands-on CEU eliminates confusion by breaking down complex technical information into easily understood components.
What you’ll learn:
- Who needs static-control flooring and why;
- How to limit liability to you and your firm by choosing the right static-control floor for different applications;
- How to write ESD flooring specs that meet current industry standards (including ANSI/ESD S20.20, FAA 019f, AATCC134, NFPA 99, Motorola R56);
- How to minimize the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) by specifying static-control flooring based on the application and specific risks in a given environment;
- How to assess the installation environment using industry-approved static-control test methods and instruments.
Why you should attend:
- Beef up your technical knowledge with important info, such as why conductivity is only half the solution, and when it’s crucial to use low charge-generating materials;
- Gain research-based evidence for your static-control projects, including approved standards and test methods;
- Find out how to reference the proper grounding standards, as well as how to ground a static-control floor;
- Talk the talk: become familiar with key terms, such as conductive, static dissipative, and low charge generating;
- Learn why a static-control floor must be tested after it is installed.
Meet Dave Long
Dave is founder and CEO of Staticworx, Inc., a U.S.-based supplier of static-control flooring products that protect electronic components from harm caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Under his leadership, Staticworx has been recognized several times as one of the fastest-growing companies—in the Boston area by Boston Business Journal, and nationally by Inc. Magazine.
An educator, Dave has led ESD tutorials, trained technical service reps on ESD for companies like Perkin Elmer, taught FDA auditors how to evaluate static-control protocols in the medical device industry, and trained DOD contractors on best practices for static prevention. He’s even been hired by other static-control companies to provide technical training for their sales force.
Dave has written extensively about ESD and static control flooring, with his published articles appearing in a wide range of respected industry journals, including Conformity Magazine, Controlled Environments, the Construction Specifier, Emergency Number Professional, Compliance Engineering, In Compliance Magazine, and Data Center Journal, among others.
In his AIA workshops, Dave combines comprehensive technical knowledge with a practical understanding of how static-control materials perform in real-world environments. Using a hands-on approach, he teaches architects to solve complex problems in applications where static charges could harm electronics, damage mission-critical equipment, and pose safety risks.
Dave graduated from Boston College and lives with his family in Vermont.