Technical Support and Training
SOPREMA has quickly carved itself a niche among the leaders in the waterproofing industry thanks to the expertise and accessibility of the technical team members. More than 60 technicians and technical representatives across Canada help building professionals with their projects, from design to installation and repair.
SOPREMA’s unequalled technical support also includes the most comprehensive training program in the industry. Installers, inspectors and consultants are trained in the latest waterproofing products and installation methods in SOPREMA’s PAQ+S training program, offered across Canada. It is unique in having both theoretical classroom instruction and practical field training for certification. As well as teaching safe and efficient working methods, it ensures waterproofing installation to the highest performance characteristics.
Advanced Techniques PAQ+S
This course is for experienced installers and other waterproofing experts who wish to receive more in-depth training on the systems developed by SOPREMA in recent years.
The purpose of the course is to familiarize participants with high performance systems and enable them to refresh their knowledge of elastomeric bitumen membrane installation techniques.
During this course, participants will receive classroom instruction on installation safety precautions, SOPREMA waterproofing materials, and installation techniques. In addition, practical, hands-on exercises will be used to expand their expertise with membrane installation procedures.
This course is the mandatory step for those who wish to apply for Programme of Affiliation for Quality + Safety (PAQ+S) accreditation. In this case, there will be a written exam at the end of the course.
T-02 Basic Techniques
This course is for apprentice-installers as well as for experienced installers not familiar with basic modified bitumen waterproofing products.
It will give installers who have some experience but who have never participated in an official training course the opportunity to review their knowledge and validate the notions they have acquired on the job.
T-03 Cold Systems
This course is for installers and contractors who wish to familiarize themselves with some elastomeric bitumen weatherproofing products that are applied without a propane torch.
The purpose of the course is to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of adhesive based, self-adhesive and mecanically fastened waterproofing systems and ALSAN FLASHING waterproofing coating. During this one-day training course, participants with be given the opportunity through hands-on workshops to practice the application techniques for the various systems.
T-04 Air / Vapour Barrier and Below-Grade Waterprooging
This course is for installers as well as for consultants who wish to familiarize themselves with the installation of air barriers or below-grade membranes as part of the building envelope. It will give installers who have some experience but who have never participated in an official training course the opportunity to review their knowledge and validate the practices they have acquired on the job.
During this course, participants will receive information on membranes, their properties, worksite safety precautions, as well as hands-on training to practice the installation techniques.
At the end of the course, participants will have the basic knowledge required to install thermofusible, self-adhesive and liquid membranes.
For additional information on training courses, times, and places, contact the representative at your regional office.
Winnipeg : 204-694-2849 Calgary : 403-248-8837 Edmonton : 780-435-2800 Vancouver : 604-522-3944 Toronto : 905-265-8088 Ottawa : 613-741-4591