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GENESIS® Virtual Course Offerings Winter 2021

Winter, 2021
GENESIS® and Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
Virtual Course Offerings

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D231: Color Theory and Its Application

Date/Time:
January 26, 28 and February 2, 4 (6 pm – 9:30 pm Central Time)
Hours:
14 hours of Online Lecture | 16 hours of Formal Education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.4 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,790.00
Registration Link:
Coming soon
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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C201: GENESIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL Concrete Pools

Date/Time:
February 1 - 4 (6 pm – 10 pm Central Time)
Hours:
16 hours lecture; 20 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$2,390.00
Registration Link:
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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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D265: Master Designer Methods: Kirk Bianchi, Crafting the Outdoor Space as a Living Art Form

Date/Time:
February 9, 11, 15, 17 (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:
Coming soon
Learning Objectives:
  • Analyze art examples; review principal areas of composition
  • Identify categories of outdoor spaces
  • Define site elements that occupy and enhance the function and esthetic of the space
  • Review case studies on the use of outdoor space

Description:

“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their design approach, with a landscape-based process that considers the functionality of the entire space first. The course lecture and projects will focus on sightlines, living spaces, traffic flow, spatial considerations, and more.


Instructor:
Kirk Bianchi

Owner / Designer at Bianchi Design in Scottsdale, AZ
(310) 257-1300


Kirk Bianchi

Even as a young boy, Kirk Bianchi was captivated by creative pursuits such as photography, model building, and dioramas. These interests drove him to pursue architecture studies at Arizona State University. After University, Bianchi went to work for a major pool company in Phoenix, learning about the business from the trenches. Soon his design talent emerged, and he was encouraged to bring his unique creative vision to every project. In 1999 Kirk founded his own company, WaterScapes by Bianchi Design. His mission is to transform your ordinary backyard into a "waterscape" or a custom work of art. Today, he is among the elite as an Arizona Pool Builder.

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E211: Basic Fluid Engineering

Date/Time:
February 22, 23, 24, 25 (6 pm – 10 pm Central Time)
Hours:
16 hours
CEUs:
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,890.00
Registration Link:
Coming soon
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify physics of water: area, depth, volume, mass, pressure, velocity, flow rate, energy, and others.
  • Discuss and apply the basic principles, code limitations, and rules-of-thumb to hydraulic design to ensure performance and improve safety, energy conservation, and life of the system.
  • Calculate WatershapeAdvisor® series of software worksheets, including QuickSizer for rapid pipe size selection. Also calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH), compute electrical, and gas heating operating costs.
  • Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool and spa combination with a water feature as a class project.

Description:

Every watershape requires at least a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles that make it work. This program provides a detailed foundation of understanding that enables the students to design better hydraulic systems. The software worksheets alone are invaluable. There is a detailed project worth 50% plus an online exam worth 50% of the passing score. This program is required for the SWD certification and it is a prerequisite for E311: GENESIS ENGINEERING SCHOOL: Advanced Pool Hydraulics.


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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