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MAR 2017

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76 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Show News Spring Shows CORROSION 2017 CORROSION, the world 's largest corrosion conference and exposition, is coming to " T he Big Easy." T he show w ill take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26‒30, 2017. T he opening night reception w ill take place Sunday, March 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. T he exhibit hall w ill be open Monday 5‒7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.‒5 p.m., and T hursday 9 a.m.‒12 p.m. T he key note session w ill feature Frank Abagnale, the subject of the book and film Catch Me If You Can. T he session w ill take place Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. T his year, the COR ROSION show w i l l inc lude a prog ram just for contractors, ca l led Contractor Day. T his event, on Tuesday, w i l l inc lude announcing the w inners for Coat ingsPro's inaug ura l Contractor Award Prog ram, a coating fai lure d iscussion presented by past Coat ingsPro Never A gain author Mike O'Br ien, and par ticipation in the v ir tua l spray booth in the ex hibit ha l l. A lso on Tuesday w i l l be a basic workshop on "Proper Use of Coatings Inspection Instr uments and Standards" f rom 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the show f loor. Other days of the week include technical sessions that may be of inter- est, such as: • Monday, which includes "Corrosion in the Water/ Wastewater Infrastructure" (9 a.m.‒12 p.m.) and "PHMSA [Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration] Pipeline Safety Forum" (1 p.m.‒5 p.m.) • Wednesday, which includes "How to be an Author," including information on writing for CoatingsPro Magazine and Materials Performance (Corrosive Chronicles Theater, 4‒5 p.m.) and "Marine Corrosion: Past, Present, & Future (Day 1)" (8 a.m.‒5 p.m.) • Thursday, which includes "Marine Corrosion: Past, Present, & Future (Day 2)" (8 a.m.‒12 p.m.) For more information, contact: Air Barrier Association of America Annual Conference e Air Barrier Association of America (ABA A) will hold its 6th annual conference and trade show focusing exclusively on building airtightness. is is the only conference in the world that focuses on air barriers and build- ing airtightness. T he show this year w ill take place in Reston, Virginia, April 18‒20, 2017. T here w ill be one track on Tuesday, including a presentation covering "Building Science and A ir Leakage" by Dr. Joseph Lstiburek of Building Science Cor poration. A ll sessions w ill take place Tuesday in the exhibit hall, as w ill the welcome reception and awards ceremony that evening. On Wednesday and T hursday, three separate tracks w i l l of fer specif ic infor mation under the head ings of Contractor Sessions, Desig n Professiona ls Training , and Testing , A na lysis, & Qua lit y A ssurance. T he Contractor Sessions inc lude " T he A ir Bar r ier Pre-Insta l lation Meeting ," "A ir Bar r ier Integ ration — Don't Entangle Yourself With T hese Common Pitfa l ls," "Avoid ing Poor A ir Bar r ier Aud its," and "Qua lit y A ssurance Prog ram." T he ex hibit ha l l w i l l be open throughout the conference to be v isited dur ing brea ks in bet ween sessions or dur ing lunchtime. Ex hibitors inc lude BA SF, Carlisle Coatings, CFI Foam, Demi lec, Dow Cor ning , Kemper System A mer ica, Polyg uard, Prosoco, Sto Cor p., Tremco, and W. R . Meadows Inc. T here w i l l a lso be training of fered dur ing the show. T he train- ing courses w i l l inc lude Spray Poly urethane Foam Insta l ler Cer tif ication Training Course, Self-Ad hered and Fluid-Applied Insta l ler Cer tif ication Training Course, Field Aud itor Training Course, and Qua lit y A ssurance Prog ram Administrator Course. For more information, contact: CP

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