PDAA Architectural Films - Windows, Walls, Floors (Fairfax, VA-Dec)

November 29 to 30, 2021
10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, USA

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$600 members, $700 non-members

Who Should Attend

Graphic Installers


Ray Weiss
  • Main: (703) 359-1305
  • Cell: (434) 272-9922


Registration Deadline

Nov 22, 2021, 18:00 PM


Testing begins at 8:00 am each day.

Attendees at this event will receive a tool kit to use for windows, walls and floor applications.

Register to gain PDAA Certified Architectural Films status for your company. PDAA and Orafol have partnered for this and will be using Orafol vinyl graphic marking films throughout and a successful event will gain PDAA Certification and a certificate of completion through Orafol. Through PDAA certification, your company holds verified proof that their installer has the skill set, the knowledge of industry terms and the proficiency with all the tools necessary to install any type of standard architectural film in a typical industry setting (retail stores, trade shows, banks, offices, etc.). This certification event will be using Orafol vinyl graphic marking films for the test. Your company must be a corporate member of PRINTING United Alliance and have a PDAA Certified Installer on staff to be listed on the Find an Installer site.

The testing event will begin with an overview on choosing vinyl, brushing up on good cleaning and install techniques, along with proper heat procedure to ensure you are prepared for testing. The testing stations will include Wall Mural Station (2 inside and 1 outside corner with 2 panels to test install and overlap, round column station, floor graphic station, wet application window film, rough texture surface, and locker station.

Ken Burns from Axis Installations and Pete Kouchis from VisuCom Graphics will cover techniques for successfully passing the certification test and will also be the administrators of and judges for testing.

For full information on the test and its requirements, please visit PDAA's Certification page to learn more about becoming PDAA Certified.


We are all aware of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened risk associated with attending live, in-person events in enclosed spaces, as well as at outdoor public gatherings.  In order to keep you as safe as reasonably possible during the indoor and outdoor aspects of this event, we will follow all published federal, state and local regulations and guidelines which are in effect at the time this event takes place but, despite taking all recommended precautions, it will not be possible for us to eliminate your risk of being exposed to or contracting the virus that causes COVID-19. 

When attending our event, you will be required to comply with all applicable posted safety rules and regulations in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing a mask at all times while on site, socially distancing, and washing your hands and using hand sanitizer as frequently as is reasonably possible.  Anyone determined by our staff to be violating applicable safety rules and regulations, and who fails to comply, will be required to leave the event, with no recourse for lost revenue or reimbursement for fees or expenses of any nature paid or incurred to attend, exhibit during, or sponsor the event. 

By choosing to attend this live, in-person event, you are knowingly and voluntarily agreeing to assume the associated risks, and you are hereby agreeing to release Orafol and PRINTING United Alliance and its affiliated companies, including, but not limited to, NAPCO Media, LLC, from all liability on behalf of yourself, your employees, your contractors/agents, and your guests/invitees, related to COVID-19 or any similar or related contagious disease.


Ken Burns

Ken Burns
Axis Graphics Installations

Pete Kouchis

Peter Kouchis
VisuCom Graphics

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Air Travel Plans

If you are traveling by air, plan to arrive the day before the workshop begins.

Fairfax, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. and is served by three major airports. It is strongly recommended that you book flights through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located approximately 15 miles from Fairfax. A second option is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located approximately 18 miles from Fairfax. The third option is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is approximately 50 miles from Fairfax.


Residence Inn Fairfax City

3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Holiday Inn Express

10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Courtyard by Marriott Fair Oaks

11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.6 miles from SGIA (8 mins)

Comfort Inn University Center

11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.8 miles from SGIA (9 mins)

SpringHill Suite Fairfax Fair Oaks

11191 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
3.4 miles from SGIA (10 mins)

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
6.1 miles from SGIA (13 mins)

Best Western Fairfax

3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
6.2 miles from SGIA (14 mins)

Please Note: Transportation to/from PRINTING United Alliance is not provided. Rental cars are available at all airport locations listed above as well as ride share options