PDAA Architecture Level 1 - Windows, Walls, Floors (Fairfax, VA)
July 22 to 23, 2020
10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, USA
Who Should Attend
- Main: 703-359-1305
Jul 20, 2020, 18:00 PM
Register to gain PDAA Certified Architecture Level 1 status for your company. Through PDAA certification, your company holds verified proof that it has their installer has the skill set, the knowledge of industry terms and the proficienty 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 various manufacturer vinyl for the test. Your company must be a corporate member of SGIA and have a PDAA Certified Installer on staff to be listed on the Find an Installer site.
Architecture Level 1 Testing only will be on July 23.
July 22 and 23 will include training on choosing vinyl, brushing up on good cleaning and install techniques, along with proper heat procedure to ensure you are prepared for testing. The training and testing stations will include Acrylic station, knife control station, flat wall mural station, round column station, floor graphic station, and wet application window graphic station.
Ken Burns from Axis Installations and Pete Kouchis from VisuCom Graphics will cover techniques for successfully passing the certification test and training for those that will attend only for the training.
For full information on the test and its requirements, please visit PDAA's Certification page to learn more about becoming PDAA Certified.
This training and certification test is administered by Ken Burns with Axis Installations and Pete Kouchis with VisuCom Graphics.
Ken Burns is the President/CEO of Axis Graphic Installations Inc. He is a native of Boston, MA and studied Business Management in the mid 90’s. He has consulted, developed and managed multiple Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, he left his career to pursue the art of installing vehicle wraps. Ken saw the value of this niche industry and decided to bring his knowledge of large corporate structure to a newer industry that was mostly comprised of independent subcontractors. He started his first installation team in South Florida in 2009 and has since developed teams in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Beyond vehicle wraps, Ken and his teams have become proficient in all types of sign and graphic installations.
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.
3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)
10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)
11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.6 miles from SGIA (8 mins)
11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.8 miles from SGIA (9 mins)
11191 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
3.4 miles from SGIA (10 mins)
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
6.1 miles from SGIA (13 mins)
3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
6.2 miles from SGIA (14 mins)
Please Note: Transportation to/from SGIA is not provided. Rental cars are available at all airport locations listed above as well as ride share options