Huntsman Building Solutions, the global leader in high performance, sustainable building envelope solutions, is celebrating the success of HBS University (HBSU), the company’s educational program for spray foam contractors and installers. Established in January 2021, HBSU offers curriculum for both brand-new and seasoned professionals, providing numerous courses spanning the areas of Building Science and Engineering, Applicator Training, Applicator Assistant Training, Sales, Roofing and Concrete Lifting.
“With more than two-and-a-half years under our belt, we are extremely proud of the program and its role in the professional enrichment of our industry’s contractors and installers,” says Vincent Kerr, director of technical service with Huntsman Building Solutions. “HBS University is designed to provide guidance to contractors of all professional skill levels, whether new to the industry or simply in need of a refresher course, and the interest and participation in the program continues to grow.”
HBSU courses are offered virtually, with numerous sessions scheduled each month. Contractors and installers may easily sign up online to participate at https://huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com/en-US/about/training-courses. Existing courses include:
- HBSU Building Science and Engineering Training, a one-hour course
- HBSU 101 Applicator Training, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU Applicator Assistant Training, a three-hour course
- HBSU 201 Sales Training, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU 301 Roofing, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU Alt 1 Concrete Lifting
Additionally, two new courses will debut in the Fall of 2023:
- HBSU Alt 2 Retrofit Application
- HBSU Applicator 101 Training in Spanish
As a leading global provider of world-class spray foam systems, Huntsman Building Solutions is committed to safety and best practices in the installation of its products. “No matter what class is taken, these will always be two driving themes that inform the material and that contractors will walk away knowing much more about,” adds Doug Brady, chief strategy officer.
Participation in HBSU has been strong since the program’s inception. To date, more than 2,000 professionals have enrolled in the program. Additional program statistics include: 620 spray foam applicators/installers tested and passed the HBSU 101 Applicator Training; 70 assistants tested and passed the HBSU Applicator Assistant Training; 70 participants tested and passed the HBSU Alt 1 Concrete Lifting Training; 250 salespeople participated in HBSU 201 Sales Training; and 50 people participated in HBSU Building Science and Engineering Training.
“Based on consistent demand, we are confident that interest in HBSU will only continue to grow,” says Doug Brady. “And our team is proud to do our part in bettering the spray foam community and its members with the education that will help ensure product performance, safety, satisfied customers and the continued marketshare growth of spray polyurethane foam.”
To learn about HBS University, to register for courses and to explore additional contractor resources provide by Huntsman Building Solutions, visit https://huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com/en-US/solutions/insulation/contractors.