Analyzing & Estimating Structural — Intermediate 

Understanding the technical side of repairs is a necessary skill for all appraisers. During this five-day hands-on seminar, students will set-up, measure, straighten and diagnose a damaged vehicle. This experience is necessary for estimators to make quality repair value decisions relating to structural direct and indirect damage. The seminar also provides hands-on alignment inspections, analysis and thoroughly explains, in basic terms, what an alignment report identifies to prevent paying for unneeded parts replacement. You will leave knowing what an alignment report really identifies with diagnostic secondary angles and make field comparison part checks to identify damaged steering and suspension components.
Prerequisite: "Introduction to Collision Damage Assessment Training" or the equivalent is recommended, but not required.

You Will Learn About and Understand:
  • Anchoring methods
  • Pulling techniques
  • Repair or replace structural guidelines
  • Sectioning procedures and accepted industry standards
  • Re-dimensioning
  • Straightening procedures and stress relieving
  • Welding
  • Corrosion protection
Who Should Attend

A must for anyone estimating, appraising or reviewing collision damage. Desk reviewers will find this information especially helpful in assessing steering and suspension damages.

Technicians are encouraged to attend. “How-To” is explained during hands-on repair. Accuracy in measuring, knowing what and how to repair and IS the component even repairable are covered. Blending technicians with estimators is an exceptional added value to this seminar.

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I-Car Alliance Point Eligible - Point Value (8)

I-CAR EstimatorI-CAR Steel Structural TechnicianI-CAR Alumnimum Structural TechnicianI-CAR Auto Physical Damage Appraiser


Mel Schampers—Mel is an FVTC collision damage assessment trainer with 40 years of industry background. His extensive training and experience includes all facets of auto collision assessment and repair. He is certified through ASE as a master certified technician in auto collision, I-CAR Platinum individual and I-CAR Instructor, Weld test administrator and certified State of Wisconsin TCS Teacher, published author ABRN and NACE presenter.

To learn more about our Collision Damage Assessment Training,
contact Mel Schampers at
or call (920) 996-2914.

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