Continuing Education


Technical Support

DuPont™ Tyvek® Training

NFPA 285 – Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components:

This seminar includes a discussion of the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC and ASHRAE 90.1 energy code requirements, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, and the definition of what building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing by IBC.

Choices of Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosures (Air Barrier 1):

Reviews the role of continuous air barriers in achieving an airtight building envelope and describes air barrier product properties, installation techniques, system components and typical applications for the main types of air barrier systems.

Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures (Air Barrier 2):

Provides an overview of air transport mechanisms through the building enclosure and the role of air barriers in preventing uncontrolled airflow.

Sustainable Building Enclosure Design (GREEN 1):

Reviews the top attributes of sustainable building enclosure design which include energy efficiency, durability and sustainable materials, as well as strategies for achieving these attributes.

Interior Surfaces Training

Transforming Aging through Healthier Design:

Learn how design directly impacts the quality of the long-term care experience of geriatric care and healthcare workers and the latest trends in designing for aging populations.

Infection Control through Design and Innovation:

Learn leading-edge thinking on how to prevent HAI’s in healthcare design.

The Intersection of Art and Design

Learn about how art is a catalyst in the healing process, providing psychological benefits and reducing stress.

Designing for a Healthy Environment and Managing Generational Shift

An in-depth look at designing for safer and more sanitary environments, specific to global health and the intersection of ongoing generational shifts.

Redefining Public Private Spaces: Designing with Biophilia for Health and Happiness

A discussion of trends towards an increased interest in public and public-private space and how they can be designed for health and happiness with a comprehensive and holistic look at Biophilic Design.

Exterior Building Products Training

AZEK Exteriors
TimberTech Decking
Versatex PVC Trim
WindsorOne Wood Trim 

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Training

Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components (NFPA 285):

This seminar will discuss the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC and ASHRAE 90.1 energy code requirements, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, and the definition of what building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing by IBC. All of these elements combine to integrate NFPA 285 compliant assemblies into building envelope systems.

General Training Programs

Contractor Training Events:

We help train the contractors and builders who use our products. We can work with you to set up a training event, and we’ll even provide marketing support with flyers and posters. Let us know how we can help!

Product Installation Training:

Proper installation is the key to the effectiveness of any product. Parksite is a resource for you for installation training on many of the products we sell. We can conduct this training at the job site or at your place of business, based on your preference.

Product Knowledge Training:

We can provide in-depth training for any of the products we supply for your sales or design staff and your customers. We believe that providing education to the industry and establishing expertise in the products we represent are critical to our role as a premier distributor.

Brand-Specific Training Programs

Fabrication Training for the Sales Professional:

This hands-on seminar is designed to teach you the basics about Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz— answering questions such as what it is, how it’s made and how it’s fabricated from a sheet or slab into a finished countertop. The more you know about Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz, the more confidence and credibility you’ll convey – and the easier it will be to sell.

Corian® Solid Surface Training:

We offer a project-based, hands-on Fabrication and Installation Training Course for Corian® Solid Surface, led by a DuPont Certified Instructor. This course is a prerequisite for any company seeking to become a DuPont Certified Fabricator/Installer for Corian® Solid Surface. In the course, you will learn how to fabricate and install Corian® Solid Surface per DuPont’s requirements in order to maintain warranty coverage. The course also covers work safety, productivity and time-saving tools and techniques.

Corian® Quartz Training:

This Fabrication and Installation Training Course for Corian® Quartz is a prerequisite for anyone interested in becoming an Authorized Manufacturer/Installer for Corian® Quartz (AMI). The program is a one-day class led by a DuPont Certified Instructor and covers general Corian® Quartz product knowledge, safety concerns about working with Corian® Quart and specific instructions for the fabrication/installation requirements that must be followed in order to maintain warranty coverage.

Tyvek® Certified Installer Training:

Become a DuPont™ Certified Installer for DuPont™ Weatherization Systems products. This also gives your company access to ongoing marketing and business support from DuPont and the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist Network. To achieve certification, you much complete the training session, successfully pass a quiz and a final exam, and demonstration compliance with the published DuPont Installation Guidelines through a field validation process.


ThermaTru® Doors Certified Installer Training:

When it comes to door systems, proper installation is just as important as having the best components. As a Therma-Tru Certified Door System Installer, you can provide more peace of mind to your customers with a Tru-Defense warranty rider. A Tru-Defense door system installed by a Certified Installer doubles the reimbursement eligibility for the homeowner should an issue arise. Learn More

Project Consultation

Do you have an upcoming project that one of our products could enhance? Our Associates are knowledgeable and ready to share the information you need … when and where you need it.

Specialist Network

This is the heart of what we do at Parksite. Our Specialist Network focuses on downstream marketing designed to educate your customers about our products. We work directly with architects, builders and contractors by offering targeted product training created specifically for their needs, including technical field support, installation demonstrations, certified installer training, and building demand for new products.


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