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IICRC to Host First Ever Leadership Workshop

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IICRC to Host First Ever Leadership Workshop

LAS VEGAS – March 18, 2019 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) will host a free Leadership Workshop, Friday, March 29, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The full-day event will feature discussions on how to make leaders in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries, as well as provide guidance on leadership in the standards-setting and certification environment.  

“This is the first leadership workshop of its kind for the Institute, and we’re excited to be able to offer it to our industry colleagues for free,” said Pete Duncanson, IICRC Chairman. “Encouraging leadership growth in the areas of inspection, cleaning and restoration will allow the industry to expand and improve. We’re excited to honor our mission to deepen leadership ties to the industries we serve.”

Kicking off the workshop with a two-part presentation on effective leadership is general session speaker Jeffrey Cufaude. Cufaude will discuss both timeless and timely leadership practices and principals, including: the distinctions between leadership and management, the five practices of extraordinary leadership, specific leadership practices needed right now and more.

The workshop will also feature two breakout sessions on the role of leadership in Standards, with Standards Director Mili Washington; and Certifications, with Certification Exam Developer Jennifer Bethke.

Attendees will receive seven CEC hours for one full-day of attendance and IICRC Approved Instructors will receive one point for one full-day of attendance.

For more information on the workshop agenda, general session speaker or to register for the event, visit https://www.iicrc.org/2019LeadershipWorkshop.

 

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 47,000 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.

Brandon Burton Named IICRC Standards Chairman

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Brandon Burton

Named IICRC Standards Chairman

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 29, 2019 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced Brandon Burton as its new Standards Chairman. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Burton took over for longstanding Standards Chairman Howard Wolf.

“I’m excited to take on this new role within the IICRC,” said Burton. “Howie left some big shoes to fill, but I’m eager to begin this next chapter, and further develop the IICRC Standards program.”

Brandon has served the cleaning and restoration industry since 1995, with past employment as the Technical Director for Legend Brands and Training Director for the Restoration Sciences Academy.

Throughout his more than 20 years in the industry, Burton has worked to support rapidly developing technology and industry best practices, with a passion for promoting the industry’s continued growth and professionalism.

Brandon is an approved IICRC instructor in the categories of Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT), and serves as the Vice Chair of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Consensus Body with a tenure of nearly 20 years as an active voting member.

“We’d like to thank Howard Wolf for his groundbreaking work as Standards Chairman for the last 6 years,” said Mili Washington, IICRC Standards Director. “Under Howie’s able leadership, we successfully launched the Standards subscription website, revised and published multiple American National Standards and initiated the development of several new industry Standards.”

For more information, or a photo of Burton, please contact Jennifer Petersen at.

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 47,000 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 Seeks Volunteers for New BSR/­IICRC S530 and BSR/IICRC S590 Standards

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IICRC Seeks Volunteers for New Standards - BSR/­IICRC S530 and BSR/IICRC S590

LAS VEGAS – October 29, 2018 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is  seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of two new Standards: BSR/­IICRC S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contaminated Structures; and BSR/IICRC S590 Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water Damaged Environment.

For those interested in serving on either the BSR/­IICRC S530 or BSR/­IICRC S590 consensus bodies, please consider the following:

  • The BSR­/IICRC S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contaminated Structures will establish a proper methodology and protocol for the inspection and evaluation of structures known or suspected to have mold contamination, and will promote proper methodology and processes for the assessment of mold contaminated structures.

IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard from restoration companies and workers; those who investigate or assess abnormal water intrusion, prepare restoration specifications, procedures and protocols, manage restoration projects (e.g., indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) and other specialized experts); and other potential materially interested parties (e.g., consumers and occupants, property owners and managers, insurance company representatives, government and regulatory bodies); property owners and managers, occupants and tenants, professional remediators, those who investigate mold complaints, property restorers, indoor environmental professionals, environmental consultants, industrial hygienists, building engineers, insurance companies and regulatory bodies.

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S530 consensus body should visit https://www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS530 for more information and to download the application form.

  • The BSR/IICRC S590 Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water Damaged Environment. This new document will provide a specific set of practical standards for HVAC cleaning in a water-damage restoration project.

IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard from restoration companies and workers; those who investigate or assess abnormal water intrusion, prepare restoration specifications, procedures and protocols, manage restoration projects (e.g., indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) and other specialized experts); and other potential materially interested parties (e.g., consumers and occupants, property owners and managers, insurance company representatives, government and regulatory bodies).

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S590 consensus body should visit https://www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS590  for more information and to download the application form.

 

Consensus body members can expect to begin work on the standards by early 2019 with nearly all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new Standards are expected to be completed in approximately two years. Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards at  

 

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 47,000 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.

BENEFECT COMMUNITY FUND

BENEFECT COMMUNITY FUND

We all come in contact with people in need every day. Perhaps someone has had a disaster and can’t afford to have it repaired. Maybe a Church or non-profit group has had a flood but lacks the proper insurance coverage to get it fixed…

We’ve all heard of pay-it forward and maybe you’ve even experienced it! We’re adopting a similar model to resource our friends and partners in the industry who know people in need. Whether it was a catastrophic loss like Hurricane Sandy or a simple pipe bursting, Benefect Corp. has made product and financial contributions to those in need to help communities all across North America. This is one way our Restoration Community can come together to meet the needs of our community.

To learn more about the Benefect Community Fund, please watch our video below. To make a donation to the Benefect Community Fund, please visit their website Benefect Community Fund or Watch The Video.

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