I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

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November 5, 2013 - 8:00am - November 8, 2013 - 12:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center

 

I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair - SEMA Show

Register for the 2013 I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, SEMA Show  

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is returning to the SEMA Show in 2013 with I-CAR training available to attendees each day of the SEMA Show. I-CAR training is structured around individual’s roles as collision industry professionals and helps achieve the knowledge required to advance in the industry.

Get the recognition you deserve. When an individual takes an I-CAR course and successfully completes the post-test, he or she will earn points valid towards their I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation or I-CAR Platinum Individual designation requirements.

Register for the I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair today. Please note that this link will only reserve your ticket for these events. If you have not registered to attend the SEMA Show you will still need to. Click here to register for the 2013 SEMA Show.


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SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 5 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

SSS01 - Structural Straightening Steel

Cost $93

New vehicles and new materials means rethinking what you once thought to be true. The use of more high strength steels are changing the way to correctly approach structural repairs. For example, anchoring points may have changed - and selecting the wrong anchoring points may actually damage the vehicle rather than help the repair. Gone are the days where a structural technician only straightens to repair, sometimes a good technician knows to straighten for replacement too. Also, knowing when to use heat, how much heat, or not to use it at all, can make or break a repair. This course will cover all of these topics, and more, including: identifying types of damage and developing a repair plan, considerations for removing a part vs. keeping it attached, straightening equipment's and their uses, pulling equipment and hardware, proper positioning while straightening, setting up pulls and proper stress-relieving techniques, and anchoring on full-frame vehicles.This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following role: Structural Steel Technician.

Tuesday, November 5 / 1:00PM - 5:00PM

DAM03 - Mechanical Systems Analysis

Cost $93

Between operations and options, vehicles today can possess a huge variety of mechanical systems. Proper treatment of these critical systems is vital for complete and safe repairs - if they are not repaired correctly, the customers will know immediately and not return happily. Additionally, if these systems are not repaired properly, the vehicle may never make it to the customer on time. Keep track of the many mechanical systems and their recommended proper repairs with this course. After completion, you will be able to identify mechanical damage and vehicle systems related to the location of damage, identify damage to cooling systems, air conditioning systems, and their components, understand how to inspect vehicle electrical systems, circuit parts, and batteries, identify gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles and safety, understand electromechanical vehicle options and how to analyze engine damage, as well as understand how to inspect a vehicle driveshaft, subframe, and brake system. Note: This course, along with DAM07 (also offered at SEMA) satisfies one Knowledge Area in the I-CAR Professional Development Program.

Wednesday, November 6 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

DAM07 - Damage Analysis of Advanced Automotive Systems

Cost: $93

Today's vehicles have an increased amount of electrical and mechanical systems. Passenger comfort and safety are the driving forces behind these changes. Keep up with changes in technology with this course to better understand the implications of these electrical and mechanical systems throughout the collision repair process. After completing this course, you will be able to identify whether a vehicle is equipped with various advanced systems, understand how specific features are designed to operate and how they integrate with other systems, and determine if a system is operating properly during the damage analysis process. Note: This course, along with DAM03 (also offered at SEMA) satisfies one Knowledge Area in the I-CAR Professional Development Program.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Electrical/Mechanical Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser.

Wednesday, November 6 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

PLA03 - Plastic and Composite Repair

Cost $93

With the continued use of plastics and composites on many of today's vehicles, collision repair professionals are seeking efficient ways to repair collision-damaged vehicles made from these materials. Given the vast amount of materials available and their differing characteristics, plus the many viable repair options, the most up-to-date knowledge and information is critical to ensuring a complete repair. This course will help you to identify the different types of plastics, correctly prepare plastics for repair, identify current methodologies for repairing today's many types of plastics, recognize proper adhesives for different repairs and when to use adhesion promoter, perform one- and two-sided plastic adhesive repairs, understand considerations around refinishing plastics parts, and understand various welding techniques and when they should be used on plastics.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Non-Structural Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Wednesday, November 6 / 1:00PM - 5:00PM

REF07 - Waterborne Products, Systems, and Application

Cost: $93

Waterborne refinishing products are quickly emerging as part of today's technology because of their more positive impact on the environment. Understanding the difference between waterborne and solvent-borne products along with the benefits of using waterborne refinishing materials is necessary for any shop considering conversion to waterborne refinishing, as is the knowledge of proper disposal procedures for waterborne hazardous waste and the types of assistance offered by paint companies to make the conversion successful. This course will help technicians to understand how characteristics and benefits differ between waterborne and solvent-borne refinishing materials, identify the environmental impact and reasons for converting to waterborne materials, understand use of waterborne materials, including preparation, mixing, application, storage, and disposal.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following role: Refinish Technician.

Wednesday, November 6 / 1:00PM - 5:00PM

NEW14 - Vehicle Technology and Trends 2014

Cost: $93

NEW! This course will premiere at SEMA 2013, before it is taught country-wide! In today's ever-changing marketplace, efficiency is critical to the bottom line performance and understanding the many facets surrounding new vehicle technology can be one of the most valuable ways to improve. New materials and equipment, changes in vehicle makers' procedures, and enforcements of government regulations all play a role in the world of change. The ability to recognize new technology and its implications during the repair process can be key to achieving a positive customer experience and the overall success of business. This course will continue the "New Technology and Trends" series by bringing the latest and most dynamic changes hitting the roads to you. Complete with videos from this year's auto shows and interviews with OEM engineers and experts, this course is perfect for the forward looking professional who wants to know what's coming to the repair scene before it arrives.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Steel Structural Technician, Aluminum Structural Technician, Refinish Technician, Electrical/Mechanical Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser.

Thursday, November 7 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

NEW14 - Vehicle Technology and Trends 2014

Cost: $93

NEW! This course will premiere at SEMA 2013, before it is taught country-wide! In today's ever-changing marketplace, efficiency is critical to the bottom line performance and understanding the many facets surrounding new vehicle technology can be one of the most valuable ways to improve. New materials and equipment, changes in vehicle makers' procedures, and enforcements of government regulations all play a role in the world of change. The ability to recognize new technology and its implications during the repair process can be key to achieving a positive customer experience and the overall success of business. This course will continue the "New Technology and Trends" series by bringing the latest and most dynamic changes hitting the roads to you. Complete with videos from this year's auto shows and interviews with OEM engineers and experts, this course is perfect for the forward looking professional who wants to know what's coming to the repair scene before it arrives.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Steel Structural Technician, Aluminum Structural Technician, Refinish Technician, Electrical/Mechanical Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser.

Thursday, November 7 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

ALI01 - Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs

Cost $93

With the ever-increasing use of higher-strength materials in vehicle designs, all of which work differently, there is an even greater demand for aluminum repair training. This engaging I-CAR course offers discussion, education, and decision-making exercises designed to equip collision repair professionals with the knowledge needed to repair aluminum-intensive vehicles. Throughout the course, students make repair procedure decisions on a simulated aluminum-intensive vehicle, exposing them to some of the considerations that they may be faced with on a regular day in their own collision repair facilities. During the course, students will learn about the distinctive characteristics of aluminum and requirements for proper electrode wire and rivet-type and length selection. Additionally, anchoring and straightening considerations, removal and installation procedures, and attachment methods for different vehicles are identified.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Aluminum Structural Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser.

Thursday, November 7 / 1:00PM - 5:00PM

GLA02 - Stationary Glass

Cost: $93

In today's fast-paced business world, efficiency and bottom-line performance are fundamental to running a competitive business. Even if a facility outsources its glass work, it is liable for the installation and accountable for customer satisfaction. The ability to identify stationary glass industry standards can ensure repairers have an understanding of proper repair procedures, as well as what materials and equipment are required to achieve a safe repair. This course will cover the role of stationary glass, construction and glass adhesive, proper pinchweld preparation, preparing glass and applying adhesive, as well as various methods for troubleshooting and ensuring proper installation.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Steel Structural Technician, Aluminum Structural Technician, and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser.

Friday, November 2 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

WKR01 - Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety

Cost: $93

Understanding the many components of working safely in a repair facility can greatly impact business performance. Identifying specific procedures that can prevent injuries, understanding the correct methods for storage and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes, as well as recognizing the proper personal protective equipment can each play a role in creating a safe and efficient workplace. Content in this course will cover basic procedures for safety and preventative measures in the shop. the importance of labeling in the workplace, hazardous material exposures and storage regulations, personal protective equipment, hazardous waste types, regulations and proper storage.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following roles: Estimator, Steel Structural Technician, Aluminum Structural Technician, Refinish Technician, and Electrical/Mechanical Technician.

Friday, November 2 / 8:00AM - 12:00PM

SPS10 - Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures

Cost: $93

NEW! I-CAR will offer a special preview of the new ProLevel 2 course, Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures, at SEMA in 2013. This live classroom course incorporates activities and videos to help students understand the skills required and the processes involved when replacing complete and partial parts at the factory seams. Students will also learn the considerations for determining if part of a structural assembly can be used.

This course meets I-CAR ProLevel or annual training requirements for the following role: Steel Structural Technician.