Somero Concrete Institute – Hands-On Training

Classes are available at our Global Headquarters, which includes the home of our Somero Concrete Institute (SCI) training facility. We are constantly trying to find ways to make our training more time efficient and effective for you, our customers. Using past surveys as well as constant customer feedback, we’ve modified our training calendar and classes to be more flexible throughout the year to better fit your needs. If our class schedule doesn’t fit your needs, please contact us so we can try to accommodate your scheduling needs as best we can. Come place some concrete with us in one of our many classes throughout the year!  Confirmation of available class space is required prior to making any further arrangements.                                                                Note: First Day of Class begins at 8:30am (Eastern Standard Time)

Our training takes place in sunny Southwest Florida at our Executive Offices, 14530 Global Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

Have suggestions on how we can improve our training? Please pass them on to us at support@somero.com.

Somero 2022 Training Calendar (PDF)


Course Descriptions

“DRY” S-28EZ Oasis “Basics” –  This is for NEW operators, who’ve never screeded or used our equipment before; or operators changing control systems ( i.e. – they’ve run only PA or GCS controls, now going to Oasis controls)      Note: No concrete placed in this course. This class will use the new S-28EZ, but anyone with the S-22EZ can attend; as the machines are similar                                                              Course # SCI-10001-DRY

“DRY” S-15R Oasis “Basics” –  This is for NEW operators, who’ve never screeded or used our equipment before; or operators changing control systems ( i.e. – they’ve run only PA or GCS controls, now going to Oasis controls)      Note: No concrete placed in this course                            Course # SCI-10002-DRY

“DRY” S-10A Oasis “Basics” –  This is for NEW operators, who’ve never screeded or used our equipment before; or operators changing control systems ( i.e. – they’ve run only PA or GCS controls prior, and now will be changing over to the Oasis controls).    Note: No concrete placed during this class      Course # SCI-10008-DRY

“DRY” SRS-4 Oasis “Basics”  – This is for NEW operators, who’ve never screeded or used our equipment before    Note: No concrete placed during this class           Course # SCI-10010-DRY

“DRY” 3D Version 16+ “Basics”– , this class is “DRY” without concrete being placed  using Version 16+ “with Kenai or T-100 Tablet” – This is a “Basics” class for NEW operators or Existing operators with older/previous 3D systems that have updated to the Kenai or T-100 tablet. Please note: Software version makes a huge difference. Make sure you’re attending the correct class. Course # SCI-30003-DRY

“DRY” S-940 “Basics” – This is a “Basics” class for NEW operators to learn the controls and basic operational functionality of the S-940, along with laser transmitter setup and location.  Note: No concrete placed in this course     Course # SCI-10004-DRY

“DRY” S-485 “Basics” –  This is a “Basics” class for NEW operators to learn the controls and basic operational functionality of the S-485, along with laser transmitter setup and location.  Note: No concrete placed in this course     Course # SCI-10005-DRY

“DRY” Somero Line Dragon “Basics” – This is for NEW operators. This is a 2 day “DRY” class including safe setup, operator & machine controls, maintenance, and proper cleaning techniques. Combine both the Dragger and the Puller, making hose connections – and operation with “system” line in the parking lot.              Note: No concrete placed in this course.  Course # SCI-10006-DRY

“DRY” S-28EZ   “AOT’s”  (Advanced Operators Training) –  This is for EXPERIENCED operators only. Must attend a “Basics” course as prerequisite or show prior training from Somero. When changing from different “control systems”, we recommend attendance of the “Basics” class first.      Note: No concrete placed in this course.    This class will use the new S-28EZ                      Course # SCI-20001-DRY

“DRY” S-15R “AOT’s” –  This is for EXPERIENCED operators only. Must attend a “Basics” course as prerequisite or show prior training from Somero. When changing from different “control systems”, we recommend attendance of the “Basics” class first       Note: No concrete placed in this course                            Course # SCI-20002-DRY

Mechanics S-28EZ   –  This is for Mechanics, Owners, Operators that need to work and maintain their equipment. We recommend taking the “Basics” first, but isn’t a prerequisite.      Note: No concrete placed in this course.    This class will use the new S-28EZ                          Course # SCI-50001

Mechanics S-15R  – This is for Mechanics, Owners, Operators that need to work and maintain their equipment. We recommend taking the “Basics” first, but isn’t a prerequisite.      Note: No concrete placed in this course                            Course # SCI-50002

Mechanics S-940  – This is for Mechanics, Owners, Operators that need to work and maintain their equipment. We recommend taking the “Basics” first, but isn’t a prerequisite.      Note: No concrete placed in this course      Course # SCI-50004

Mechanics S-485 – This is for Mechanics, Owners, Operators that need to work and maintain their equipment. We recommend taking the “Basics” first, but isn’t a prerequisite.      Note: No concrete placed in this course    Course # SCI-50005

Mechanics SLD – This is for Mechanics, Owners, Operators that need to work and maintain their equipment. We recommend taking the “Basics” first, but isn’t a prerequisite.      Note: No concrete placed in this course    Course # SCI-50006

Somero’s LMS (Learning Management System) – Go to lms.somero.com and create a user ID and log in credentials to access our video training and assessments before coming to Fort Myers for our “In the mud” classes

“In the Mud” S-15R “Basics” – This class will go over the basics of operating the S-15R.  You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and maintenance of the machines.  Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete using the S-15R.   ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class.   Course # SCI-10002-MUD

“In the Mud” SRS-4 Oasis “Basics”  – This class will go over the basics of operating the SRS-4. You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and proper maintenance. Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete using the SRS-4. ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class. Course # SCI-10010-MUD

“In the Mud” B+C “Basics” – This class will go over the basics of operating the B+C, and will be used in conjuction with the listed Laser Screed for that 2 day “In the Mud” class.  You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and maintenance of the machines.  Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete using the B+C.   ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class.   Course # SCI-80011-MUD

“In the Mud” 3D “Basics” vs 16+ – 3D Version 16+ “with Kenai or T-100 Tablet” – This is a “Basics” class for NEW operators or Existing operators with older/previous 3D systems that have updated to the Kenai or T-100 tablet. Please note: Software version makes a huge difference. Make sure you’re attending the correct class. Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete. ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class.                                 Course # SCI-30003-MUD

“In the Mud” S-940 “Basics”  – This class will go over the basics of operating the S-940.  You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and maintenance of the machines.  Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete using the S-940.   ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class.   Course # SCI-10004 – MUD

“In the Mud” S-485 “Basics”  – This class will go over the basics of operating the S-485.  You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and maintenance of the machines.  Please wear clothing that is suitable for placing concrete using the S-485.   ***This class will be placing concrete during the second day of class.   Course # SCI-10005 – MUD

“Mix Designs Made Easy”  – This class is a Concrete Basics Mix Designs 101. Topics to be covered will include some basic mix design considerations – Curling, shrinkage, cracking, basic mixes, workability and rain slabs. This will be a “hands on” making/mixing your own concrete mix – then testing and comparing with other mix designs.  Course # SCI-70001 – MIXMUD

Course Outlines

Course # SCI-10001, ( “DRY” S-28EZ  Oasis “Basics”) 2 days of training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine controls, control system (laser gear) overview & components
  • Machine walk around
  • Dry Runs in the parking lot
  • Job site situations, setting transmitter, screed patterns
  • Benchmarks, transferring grade to machine, machine setup
  • Machine & Job site Safety

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Elevation control system, trouble shooting
  • Setting up the screed head
  • Factory Specs
  • Maintenance, Cleaning
  • Machine Readiness simulation: this is a “hands on” experience where the class will take a sabotaged machine, fix all of the issues and then get the machine setup to grade; ready to place concrete.

 

Course # SCI-10002-DRY, (“DRY” S-15R Oasis “Basics”) 2 days of training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine controls, control system (laser gear) overview & components
  • Machine walk around
  • Dry Runs in the parking lot
  • Job site situations, setting transmitter, screed patterns
  • Benchmarks, transferring grade to machine, machine setup
  • Machine & Job site Safety

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Elevation control system, trouble shooting
  • Setting up the screed head
  • Factory Specs
  • Maintenance, Cleaning
  • Machine Readiness simulation: this is a “hands on” experience where the class will take a sabotaged machine, fix all of the issues and then get the machine setup to grade; ready to place concrete.

 

Course # SCI-30003-DRY, (3-D “Basics” Version 16 with Kenai or T-100 Tablet)  2 days of training with 1/2 day of day 3 optional as needed. This is a “Basics” 3D class for new operators.  Verify before making any arrangements. Verify what version 3D you have. Note: No concrete placed during this class

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Review all Site Survey components
  • 3D theory
  • Complete a basic Site Survey in the parking lot

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Computer use, Nodes, Surfaces, Mesh
  • UTS total station calibration, changing radio channels
  • More Site Surveys
  • 3D machine installation, machine setup & use
  • Use your Profile

 

Course # SCI-10004-DRY, (“DRY” S-940 “Basics”)  2 days of training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine controls, control system (laser gear) overview & components
  • Machine walk around
  • Dry Runs in the parking lot
  • Job site situations, setting transmitter, screed patterns
  • Benchmarks, transferring grade to machine, machine setup
  • Machine & Job site Safety

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Elevation control system, trouble shooting
  • Setting up the screed head
  • Factory Specs
  • Maintenance, Cleaning
  • Machine Readiness simulation: this is a “hands on” experience where the class will take a sabotaged machine, fix all of the issues and then get the machine setup to grade; ready to place concrete.

 

Course # SCI-10005-DRY, (“DRY” S-485 “Basics”)  2 days of training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine controls, control system (laser gear) overview & components
  • Machine walk around
  • Dry Runs in the parking lot
  • Job site situations, setting transmitter, screed patterns
  • Benchmarks, transferring grade to machine, machine setup
  • Machine & Job site Safety

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Elevation control system, trouble shooting
  • Setting up the screed head
  • Factory Specs
  • Maintenance, Cleaning
  • Machine Readiness simulation: this is a “hands on” experience where the class will take a sabotaged machine, fix all of the issues and then get the machine setup to grade; ready to place concrete.

 

Course # SCI-10006-DRY, (“DRY” SLD “Basics”)  2 days of training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine controls, remote controls & components
  • Machine walk around and Dry Runs with hose in the parking lot
  • Job site situations, setting systems
  • Machine & Job site Safety

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Remote / SLD’s basic maintenance
  • Machine operation in parking lot
  • Some basic trouble shooting

 

Course # SCI-20001, (“DRY” S-28EZ AOT’s = Advanced Operators Training) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine use for better FL’s including touchdowns, machine attitude, head maintenance and why it’s so important
  • Hidden Displays & Machine troubleshooting
  • Mounting the Somero Floor Levelness System, use on the S-28EZ

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Slope Floors including transmitter use & placement, setting up your screed
  • Placing Techniques including slump consistency, mix design, weather, jobsite conditions, overlaps, screed patterns, planning for entering & exiting building
  • FF’s & FL’s , Floor measuring techniques

 

Course # SCI-20002, (S15R AOT’s = Advanced Operators Training) 2 day training.  Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine use for better FL’s including touchdowns, machine attitude, head maintenance and why it’s so important
  • Hidden Displays & Machine troubleshooting

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Slope Floors including transmitter use & placement, setting up your screed
  • Placing Techniques including slump consistency, mix design, weather, jobsite conditions, overlaps, screed patterns, planning for entering & exiting building
  • FF’s & FL’s , Floor measuring techniques

 

Course # SCI-50001, (Mechanics S-28EZ ) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis large color display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two– 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Hydraulics including hydraulic schematics, Lower Frame & Head manifolds, speed adjustments, settings & pressures
  • Electrical including spraying the swivel, bypass cables, hidden screens/menus, head setup

 

Course # SCI-50002, (Mechanics S-15R) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis large color display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Hydraulics including hydraulic schematics, Lower Frame & Head manifolds, speed adjustments, settings & pressures,
  • Electrical including spraying the swivel, bypass cables, hidden screens/menus, head setup

 

Course # SCI-50004, (S-940) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head setup, machine setup
  • Maintenance including grease points, filters, logbook

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Hydraulics including hydraulic schematics, Hydraulic manifolds, speed adjustments, settings & pressures
  • Electrical bypass cables, hidden screens/menus, head setup

 

Course # SCI-50005, (S-485) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head setup, machine setup
  • Maintenance including grease points, filters, logbook

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (may start earlier based on trainer’s discretion)

  • Hydraulics including hydraulic schematics, Hydraulic manifolds, speed adjustments, settings & pressures
  • Electrical bypass cables, hidden screens/menus, head setup

 

Course # SCI-10004-MUD, (“In the Mud, S-940”) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (Earlier start based on trainer’s discretion/concrete delivery)    **On Concrete day, normal start 6:00am

  • Machine prep, Transmitter setup, Laser gear setup
  • Placement of concrete using S940
  • Machine cleanup
  • Some finishing & trowel/tools use

 

Course # SCI-10005-MUD, (“In the Mud, S-485”) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (Earlier start based on trainer’s discretion/concrete delivery)    **On Concrete day, normal start 6:00am

  • Machine prep, Transmitter setup, Laser gear setup
  • Placement of concrete using S485
  • Machine cleanup
  • Some finishing & trowel/tools use

 

Course # SCI-50002-MUD, (“In the Mud, S-15R”) 2 day training. Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (Earlier start based on trainer’s discretion/concrete delivery)      **On Concrete day, normal start 6:00am

  • Machine prep, Transmitter setup, Laser gear setup
  • Placement of concrete using S15R
  • Machine cleanup
  • Some finishing & trowel/tools use

 

Course # SCI-10003-MUD, (“In the Mud, 3D “Basics”  vs 16+”) 2 day training. This is a “Basics” 3D class for new operators and existing operators that have updated to the Kenai tablet.  Verify before making any arrangements

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Review all Site Survey components
  • 3D theory
  • Computer use, Nodes, Surfaces, Mesh
  • Changing radio channels
  • 3D machine installation, machine setup & use
  • Use your Profile

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (Earlier start based on trainer’s discretion/concrete delivery)    **On Concrete day, normal start 6:00am

  • Machine & Total Station setup
  • Shooting Reference points/Job Readiness
  • Placement of concrete using a Somero Laser Screed & 3D vs 16+ system
  • Machine cleanup
  • Some finishing & trowel/tools use

Course # SCI-80011-MUD, “In the Mud” B+C “Basics” 2 day training. This class will go over the basics of operating the B+C, and will be used in conjuction with the listed Laser Screed for that 2 day “In the Mud” class.  You will learn basic head set up, machine operations, and maintenance of the machines.

Day One – Class begins at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

  • Welcome, Introduction of Somero equipment, Registration forms
  • Machine & Jobsite Safety
  • Machine & Display, quick basic coverage on the functionality of screed & Oasis display, head set-up
  • Maintenance including grease points, maintenance timers, maintenance of the swivel, logbooks

Day Two – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST (Earlier start based on trainer’s discretion/concrete delivery)   **On Concrete day, normal start 6:00am

  • Machine prep
  • Placement of concrete using the Laser Screed listed for that day, along with the B+C
  • Machine cleanup