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GENESIS® Virtual Course Offerings Fall/ Winter 2020

Fall / Winter, 2020
GENESIS® and Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
Virtual Course Offerings

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C201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL Concrete Pools

Date/Time:
Monday - Thursday November 9 – 12 (6 pm – 10 pm Central Time)
Hours:
16 hours lecture; 20 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
Time/Credits
20:00 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$2,290.00
Registration Link:
Click here to Register
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss Basic Pool Plumbing, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
  • Define Layout, Forming & Excavation, Infrastructure Coordination, Shotcrete, Waterproofing.
  • List Basic Tile & Coping, Concrete Decking, Pre-Plaster Preparation, Cementitious Pool Finishes.
  • iscuss Startup, Punch List & Project Closeout, Project Profile.

Description:

This 4-day, 16-hour virtual school encompasses all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered within the school include site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering that includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping, and concrete decking. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish. This program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail, unlike anything else offered in the industry. This course fulfills a requirement to become a GENESIS® Associate member.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete before taking the exam.


Instructors:
Greg Andrews

Co-founder of National Tile and Stone Authority, Inc.
Winnetka, Ca
(805) 341-5570


Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews is a nationally renowned and award-winning tile contractor and glass mosaic expert. Having completed some of the most intricate and detail-oriented pools in the country, he's well known for his mastery of pool tile installations. While keeping active in installations, Greg's focus in the past decade has gradually turned towards industry involvement in the form of teaching, lecturing, training and consulting. He also manages a Pool Tile Technical Committee through National Tile and Stone Authority, a consulting firm that he co-founded. This level of involvement keeps Greg connected with top tiered tile installers product manufacturers throughout the country, and up to date with the latest in product technology and installation techniques.


Randy Dukes

Technical Sales Director, CL Industries, Inc. in Orlando, FL
(727) 595-6509


  • Author of Pool Surfaces, Problems, and Solutions, now in its 7th edition
Randy Dukes

Dukes is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the pool plaster industry relating to deterioration, discoloration, and staining phenomenon that are commonly associated with cement-based pool coatings. He has served as a moderator and keynote speaker for many of the National Plasterers Conventions starting in 1992 and has instructed courses on "The Science of Cementitious Pool Finishes, Startups, and Maintenance." Dukes has spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout the U.S. researching and identifying pool surface problems and their relationship to application, water chemistry, and chemical abuse.


Terry Brannon, P.E.
GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor

Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
(903) 597-2122


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics, hydraulic and structural engineering
  • GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor
Terry Brannon, P.E.

Brannon began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Brannon is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business. 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains, to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation

Date/Time:
Tuesday/Thursday October 6, 8 (6 pm – 9 pm Central Time)
Hours/ Credits:
6:00 hours
0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$599.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Acquaint building officials, health officials, pool contractors, and designers with the definition of ‘standard’, ‘code’, and ‘ordinance’ and how they differ in application.
  • Familiarize these stakeholders with the current provisions and requirements of the standards, codes and ordinances governing swimming pool and spa construction.
  • Discuss and enable code officials to promulgate check lists for their review staff and their field staff regarding pools and spas.
  • Create a bridge between code officials and contractors to streamline the process of permitting by defining expectations.
  • Define swimming pool and spa regulations for a more consistent process across jurisdictions.
  • Provide learners with helpful graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to simplify the calculating and checking of calculations needed for pool and spa permits.
  • Examine document and educational resources available to them through the PHTA and ICC.
  • Most importantly, to save lives.

Description:

Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.


Terry Brannon, P.E.
GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor

Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
(903) 597-2122


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics, hydraulic and structural engineering
  • GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor
Terry Brannon, P.E.

Brannon began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Brannon is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business. 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains, to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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D211: Elements of Design

Date/Time:
Monday/Wednesday – Tuesday/Thursday November 2, 4, 10, 12 (6 pm – 10 pm Central Time)
Hours/Credits:
16:00 hours
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,690.00
Registration Link:
Click here to Register
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss fundamental Elements (e.g., line, color and form) and Principles (e.g., unity, balance and scale) of design.
  • Define perceptual skills and a better understanding of spatial organization and spatial relationships.
  • Use these concepts to design beautiful spaces that connect with the surrounding environment.
  • Use your communication skills to accurately portray your design intent to the client.

Description:

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies may be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


Instructor:
Jason Brownlee, ASLA, SWD Registered

Owner, J. Brownlee Design in Franklin, TN
(615) 739-7100


SWD Registered Pool Designer
Jason Brownlee

Jason is owner of J. Brownlee Design, a firm specializing in custom and creative outdoor living projects for residential and resort environments. He serves as the principle designer and works collaboratively with both homeowners and contractors across the country to develop a complete outdoor lifestyle design for his customers. Jason's passion for design becomes evident in his projects that are diverse in scale, style, and project location, and include the necessary technical, hydraulic, and construction design details to take a project from concept to completion. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architect from Mississippi State University and is a registered landscape architect. His projects have won numerous National Design Awards and have been featured on HGTV and in other print and video publications.

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D231: Color Theory and Its Application

Date/Time:
Tuesday/Thursday - Monday/Wednesday December 1, 3, 7, 9 (6 pm – 10 pm Central Time)
Hours:
12:00 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,690.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • List light, vision, and color physics, color theory, primary colors, mixing, blends, color wheel.
  • Discuss color psychology, how color affects the viewer, influences of color and texture on purchasing decisions.
  • Understand the makeup of a color DNA and the ability to reproduce and match colors.
  • Understand the meaning of the color illusion and work through case studies analyzing how color can make or break the design concept.

Description:

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


Instructor:
Feras Irikat

Director of Design & Marketing for Lunada Bay Tile
Harbor City, CA
(310) 498-6454


  • B.A. Interior Design, San Francisco State University
  • MA family and consumer sciences
  • Advanced graduate work and research in Color Theory and Color Psychology
  • Professional Interior Designer
Feras Irikat

Feras Irikat is the director of design and marketing for Lunada Bay Tile, a leader in the design and production of handcrafted glass, stone, metal, wood and ceramic tiles. Regarded as an innovator in the design industry, he is a multi-dimensional marketing and branding professional with a talent to build strong teams and brand visibility in a variety of markets. Irikat holds a bachelor's degree in interior design and a master's degree in family and consumer sciences from San Francisco State University where he also did advanced graduate work and research in color theory and color psychology. He has taught color theory, applications and psychology at SFSU, U.C. Santa Cruz extension, West Valley College, and at design seminars around the world.

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D280: History of Pools and Water Features

Date/Time:
Tuesday/Thursday - Monday/Wednesday October, 20, 22, 26, 28 (6 pm – 9 pm Central Time)
Hours:
12:00 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,690.00
Registration Link:
Click here to Register
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the history of water features.
  • Review historic water features and vessels, from ancient water features through the 21st Century.
  • Identify global water features.
  • Discuss contemporary features.
  • Examine how history incorporates into the design and development of a student’s creation today.

Description:

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


Instructor:

Kate Wiseman, MLA
GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor

Principal Landscape Designer at Sage Outdoor Designs
San Diego, CA
(619) 618-6410


  • Bachelor’s degree, Botany, University of California at Berkeley
  • Masters of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Environmental Design
  • Member of GENESIS® Education Board
  • GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor
Kate Wiseman, MLA

Kate Wiseman is the Principal landscape designer at Sage Outdoor Designs, a firm specializing in the design of beautiful residential landscapes in Southern California. She founded Sage in 2008, and since then her designs have been widely published both locally and nationally. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona's school of Environmental Design. Kate began teaching with GENESIS in 2012 and is currently the Design Faculty Advisor.


PHTA & ICC Present the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

Date/Time:
Tuesday/Thursday, November 17, 19 (6 pm – 9 pm Central Time)
Hours/ Credits:
6:00 hours
0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$299.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Review code definitions.
  • Examine ICC/ASPS/ANSI Standards within the code.
  • Examine entrapment; TDH; sanitation; disposal; storage.
  • Review heaters, pumps, filtration.
  • Identify hydraulic design and data requirements for permit approval.
  • Calculate TDH

Description:

The ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code concentrating on all aspects of pool and spa design and construction. The code addresses quality, safety, energy, and conservation and built upon national consensus, the code is ANSI/APSP approved standards. Student builders will examine the benefits of adopting the code. Officials are provided an explanation of the code and the practices the code is built-on. Designed to address industry professionals, including architects, engineers, building inspectors, building officials, contractors, plans examiner, plumbing inspectors, pool, and spa installers, the course meets the needs for both builders and inspectors. The ISPSC is 6 hours of live, virtual training, split between two days. Upon completion of the course, and meeting jurisdiction requirements, you may qualify as a 3rd party inspector.


Course Includes:
  • ISPSC Instruction
  • ISPSC 2018 Code and Commentary Book

Instructor:

Ken Gregory

Compliance & Safety, Pentair Water Quality Products
Instructor for Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 19, 2020


Ken Gregory

Mr. Gregory was a Commercial Pool Contactor with over 40 years of experience in the design, sales, construction management and maintenance of residential and commercial pools. He has designed and built pools ranging from a few hundred square feet to several thousand. This includes filtration, chemical controls, UV light systems, variable frequency drives, flow controls and heating systems of all types. He was directly responsible for all facets of the design process, cost estimating, specifications and construction management of all commercial projects. Ken was on the original code committee that produced this ISPSC and presently is a member of the ICC PMG Council representing the swimming pool industry.


UnWINEd with GENESIS/PHTA: A Sommelier Led Wine Tasting

Date/Time:
Thursday November 5 or Wednesday, November 18 (5 pm – 6:30 pm Central Time)
Description:
Join Brian Van Bower, SWD Master and Stone Tower Sommelier for a unique event giving us time to connect while sharing a flight of wine! Be prepared to LOVE Virginia wines. The sommelier will give you some background on the winery, the Virginia wine industry and how this region has become a powerhouse in the US wine industry. Your registration includes a sample portion of 4 wines; you will receive your flight in the mail prior to the event. Be sure to take a look at how to store your wine until the event and check out the suggested pairings so we can all enjoy this unique reception together. Limited availability so act fast - Each tasting will fill at 30-35 people so select a date!

Cost:
$100.00 ticket (attend either night)

IMPORTANT: You must be 21 years of age or older to register for the event. A person of 21 years or older must be present to sign and accept your shipment of wine.

States that do not allow shipping of alcohol - be sure to check the list and make sure you are able to receive the wines prior to registering. (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, NJ, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah).
Registration Link:
Click here to Register Nov 5th 

Click here to Register Nov 18th


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