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

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November 3, 2015 - 8:00am - November 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair: 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.



2015 SCHEDULE


Tuesday, November 3 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

NEW16 — Vehicle Technology and Trends 2016

The automotive industry is constantly introducing new technologies, whether it be for safety, usefulness, or environmental protection. New features and lightweight vehicle materials like aluminum and high-strength steel are driving major changes in vehicle construction as manufacturers strive to meet the federal government’s fuel-economy standards.

NEW16 provides an “auto show view” of vehicles that will soon be commonplace in many repair facilities and delivers information that repair professionals will need to know to be prepared to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $99 / Training Credit: 3 hours


Tuesday, November 3 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

FFR01 — Full-Frame Partial Replacement

Properly repairing today’s full-frame vehicles requires command of an array of considerations. Understanding OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles can be key, but being able to identify full-frame designs, partial replacement options and repair considerations for full frame attachments is also critical to achieving a complete, safe and quality repair. Completion of this course will be beneficial to repairers and their respective businesses. Full-frame partial replacement can result in increased savings for the shop and the vehicle owner alike. The content in this course can be applied on the job immediately following completion.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $99 / Training Credit: 3 hours


Tuesday, November 3 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

FOR06 — PART 1 — 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair Training Course

Collision repair training experts at I-CAR worked alongside Ford Motor Company engineers during the 2015 Ford F-150 design and development process, leveraging I-CAR’s expertise to create a training solution for collision repair professionals who will work on the next generation of Ford’s extremely popular truck. Two years of development culminates in the 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair course that covers all topics on aluminum, and dives deep into vehicle-specific repair information. This instructor-led course uses discussion, high-definition videos, animations, and detailed graphics to equip technicians to properly repair the 2015 F-150.

This is a 2-part training course. The cost to attend includes both seminars.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $198 / Training Credit: 6 hours


Wednesday, November 4 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

FOR06 — PART 2 — 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair Training Course

Collision repair training experts at I-CAR worked alongside Ford Motor Company engineers during the 2015 Ford F-150 design and development process, leveraging I-CAR’s expertise to create a training solution for collision repair professionals who will work on the next generation of Ford’s extremely popular truck. Two years of development culminates in the 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair course that covers all topics on aluminum, and dives deep into vehicle-specific repair information. This instructor-led course uses discussion, high-definition videos, animations, and detailed graphics to equip technicians to properly repair the 2015 F-150.

This is a 2-part training course. The cost to attend includes both seminars.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240


Wednesday, November 4 / 1:00PM — 4:00PM

PM120L01 — Synchronizing Workflow Through Team Communication

Keeping the lines of communication open to everyone involved in the production management process keeps the shop’s operations running smoothly. This live course helps the Production Management role understand what different areas, such as technicians and the front office, need to know on a daily basis to maintain production. The role will also gain a better understanding of how to deliver effective performance reviews and how to ensure that technicians are keeping abreast of the skills needed to operate efficiently. As a result, the entire shop will experience fewer surprises as all employees gain confidence that they are all working toward the same goals.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $100


Wednesday, November 4 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

NEW16 — Vehicle Technology and Trends 2016

The automotive industry is constantly introducing new technologies, whether it be for safety, usefulness, or environmental protection. New features and lightweight vehicle materials like aluminum and high-strength steel are driving major changes in vehicle construction as manufacturers strive to meet the federal government’s fuel-economy standards.

NEW16 provides an “auto show view” of vehicles that will soon be commonplace in many repair facilities and delivers information that repair professionals will need to know to be prepared to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours


Thursday, November 5 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

ADH01 — Adhesive Bonding

I-CAR has enhanced its Adhesive Bonding (ADH01) course with a training experience that now offers an engaging “Live Demo.” The Live Demo portion of the course includes first-hand experience of adhesive bonding procedures using two-part adhesives; steps for an adhesive that is applied to bare metal; and steps for an adhesive that requires a primed mating surface are given. In addition, this well-rounded adhesive bonding course provides information on adhesive bonding materials, specific work and handling time, bond line and clamping considerations, cure time recommendations, and more.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours


Thursday, November 5 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

SPS11 — Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures

Today’s vehicles are being introduced with new technology and construction materials that are more advanced and lighter weight than ever, which means repair procedures from previous generation vehicle models  do  not  necessarily  apply  to  current  models. For  repairers, this  demands  an  understanding of proper sectioning techniques and up-to-date knowledge on new vehicle designs that can impact
sectioning decisions. Understanding these important considerations can be the difference between a complete and safe repair and possibly compromising passenger safety.

This course prepares technicians with the information they need to make proper decisions for sectioning. The  student  will  receive  an  overview  of  sectioning  that  includes  classroom  activities,  props,  and demonstrations that illustrate detailed information on sectioning preparation and joint types. This course also explains where procedures are found and why general sectioning guidelines no longer apply.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours


Thursday, November 5 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

WCS04 — Squeeze - Type Resistance Spot Welding

With an increased number of vehicles being manufactured with high-strength and ultra high-strength steel, spot welding is an effective solution for minimizing the heat-affect zone. The process of spot welding for attaching body panels and components has many other benefits as well, among them are decreased damage to corrosion protection and replication of production weld appearance.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours


Friday, November 6 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

DAM15 — Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis

Advanced steering and suspension systems are increasingly popular in today’s modern vehicles and many of us depend on them to keep our vehicles driving smoothly. If not repaired properly, other vehicle systems can be compromised, resulting in more damage. Every individual involved in the repair process is a stakeholder, so knowing what to look for pre-repair, how to execute the repair and what to check post-repair impacts everyone involved - from the estimator, to the business, to the consumer.

This interactive course provides important information on the considerations for inspecting steering and suspension systems and provides knowledge that can lead to increased efficiency gains and a positive customer experience – both of which are critical to business performance.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost: $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours


Friday, November 6 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

APR01 - Aluminum Exterior Panel and Replacement

Should an aluminum exterior panel be repaired or replaced? It depends! There are many considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum panels. Being able to properly assess damage and repair or replace exterior panels requires understanding the properties, characteristics, design, and construction of aluminum. Making the right decisions at the right time can play a role in improving KPIs like cycle time and CSI. Students will leave this course equipped to tackle this different, not difficult, material.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost: $99
/ Training Credit: 3 hours