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IICRC Opens Nominations for Two Prestigious Industry Awards

Las Vegas – June 29, 2017 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking nominations for the Cy Gantt Award and Keith Williams Award.  The Cy Gantt Award recognizes special contributions to the industries served by the IICRC, and the Keith Williams Award recognizes a significant technical contribution to the science of inspection, cleaning and restoration. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.

“These awards honor some of the brightest minds in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries,” said IICRC Chairman Pete Duncanson. “Each year we look forward to meeting a new batch of nominees who undoubtedly represent the future of the industry.” 

Named in honor of the late Honorary Board of Directors member Cy Gantt, the Cy Gantt Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies long-term outstanding service to the inspection, cleaning and/or restoration industry. Recipients will receive a special plaque, have their name added to the permanent plaque that hangs in the IICRC Global Resource Center in Las Vegas, and be featured in the IICRC’s e-newsletter. 

Presented annually, the Keith Williams Award was created to honor its namesake, an industry pioneer who volunteered his time and technical abilities to the IICRC for many years. It honors an individual who has made a significant technical contribution to the advancement of the science of inspection, cleaning and restoration. Recipients will receive a special plaque and will be featured in the IICRC’s e-newsletter. 

Award winners will be announced during the IICRC’s instructor recognition banquet, Oct. 13 in Vancouver, Wash. To submit a nomination, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IICRCAwards17.          

For more information about the IICRC, visit http://www.iicrc.org. For more information about the Cy Gantt and Keith Williams Awards, contact Jennifer Petersen at .

About IICRCThe IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

IICRC Announces Presenter Lineup for Technical Conference

Las Vegas – June 27, 2017 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces a dynamic lineup of presentations and speakers for its second-annual technical conferenceAug. 9-11 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont. The conference titled, The Summit at Lone Mountain, will feature cutting-edge presentations in cleaning, disaster restoration and flooring inspection.

“This year’s lineup of presentations and speakers offers attendees a unique educational experience,” said John Downey, editor of the IICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection and coordinator of The Summit. “Many of the presentation topics focus on science and ideas at the forefront of the industry and present a world-class opportunity for learning.”

Developed for seasoned professionals, educators, trainers and consultants, The Summit will feature three concurrent symposiums, one for each of the three primary disciplines served by the IICRC: cleaning, disaster restoration and flooring inspection.

The Summit presentation and speaker lineup includes:

 

Conference Opening General Session Keynote presentations and speakers 

  • “The Importance of Networking and Teamwork: A Biosafety Perspective” with Patty Olinger, Emery University
  • “Networking and Connectivity: An Essential Element of 21st Century Business” with John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director


Cleaning Symposium presentations and speakers
 

  • “Field Test Results of the Effect of HVAC System Cleaning on Energy” with Mike White, Clean Air Systems of Louisiana          

  • “The Effectiveness of Carpet Protectors on Different Fiber Types” with Scott Warrington, Director of Technical Support and Tom Forsythe, Formulator and Chemical Product Developer, Aramsco/Bridgepoint                     
     
  • “Fundamentals of Fabric Protection Treatments” with Alan Luedtke, Ph.D., Research Chemist, Innovative Chemical Technologies, Inc.                                             
  • “Effective Wood Floor Care Strategies & Techniques” with Roy Reichow, Founder, National Wood Floor Consultants           
     
  • “Effect of Water Hardness on Rinse-Agents” with Tom Forsythe, Formulator and Chemical Effectiveness Product Developer, and Scott Warrington, Director of Technical Support, Aramsco/Bridgepoint 
  • “The Coming Nanotech Revolution” with Collin Anderson, Ultra Small Fibers 
     
  • “Surfactancy, Wetting and Surface Tension: Key Components of Cleaning Science” with Everard Paynter, Applied Products Australia           
     
  • “Soil Characteristics, Cleaning Objectives, and the Dynamics of Soil Suspension and Removal” with Alan Luedtke, Ph.D., Research Chemist, Innovative Chemical Technologies, Inc.    
  • “What You Should Know About Robotics in the Cleaning Industry” with Christian Cornelius-Knudsen, C-K Group, LLC          

Restoration & Remediation Symposium presentations and speakers 
 

  • “The Effect of Moisture Absorption on Tile and Abutted Materials” with Ralph Moon, Ph.D., Director of Building Sciences, GHD Services, Inc.
  • “The Science of Sewage Remediation” with Gene Cole, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Health Science, Brigham Young University
  • “Certified Restorer Body of Knowledge and RIA Advanced Designations” with Mark Springer, President, Dayspring Restoration
  • “ANSI/IICRC S540-2017 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup” with Lee Senter, Owner, Senterprises           
  • “The Use of Occupant Behavior Data to Determine Assessment and Remediation Strategies” with Carl Grimes, Managing Director, Hayward Healthy Home Institute    
  • “The Science Behind ‘In-Place’ Structural Drying” with Chuck Dewald, Dewald Structural Drying Academy                                                      

Flooring Inspection Symposium presentations and speakers
 

  • “The Use of Tile Tapping as an Investigative Tool” with Ralph Moon, Ph.D., Director of Building Sciences, GHD Services, Inc.                                   
     
  • “ANSI B101 Walkway Safety Standards” with Russell Kendzior, Chairman, National Floor Safety Institute 
     
  • “Wood Flooring Problems and Causes” with Roy Reichow, Founder, National Wood Floor Consultants        
  • “Tools and Gadgets” with John Paro, Owner, Certified Inspections, Inc.          


CIRI Science Symposium presentation and speakers

  • “Cleaning, Disinfection and the Human Microbiome” with Greg Whiteley, Ph.D., Whiteley Corporation        


For more information or to register for the IICRC Technical Conference, visit http://www.iicrc.org/registrants/thesummit. For information about sponsorship opportunities, or to discuss a presentation topic or speaker suggestion, email .

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org

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