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IICRC Calls For Volunteers in Development of First Ever Field Guides

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 7, 2017 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on the development committees for two, first of their kind, field guides to help improve the health and safety practices of professional disaster restoration and cleaning professionals.

The new documents titled, “IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Professional Cleaners” and “IICRC Field Guide for Safety and Health for Disaster Restoration Professionals,” will supplement existing IICRC restoration standards and certification classes.  The guides will include valuable information about safety and health hazard identification procedures, safe work practices and control methods that prudent disaster restoration and cleaning professionals should employ.

“Most members of the cleaning and restoration industry rely on regulations to guide their safety and health policies, however these regulations don’t always take into account the specific needs of our industry,” said Howard Wolf, IICRC Standards Chairman. “These new field guides serve to address the needs of all participants of the cleaning and restoration industry, including cleaners, restorers, managers, end users, insurance adjusters and indoor environmental professionals.”

Committee members can expect to begin work on the standard by the end of 2017 with all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new field guides are expected to be completed in approximately one year.

Those interested in serving on a field guide committee can fill out the downloadable application forms at the links below:

Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at , by Sept. 30, 2017. Please note, separate application forms are required for each field guide committee.

For questions regarding the IICRC field guides or the application process, 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

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

IICRC Seeking Nominations for 2017/18 Board of Directors

IICRC Seeking Nominations for 2017/18 Board of Directors 

Las Vegas – May 11, 2017 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is soliciting nominations for five open seats on its Board of Directors to serve a three year term. Candidates eligible for nomination should be individuals with knowledge, experience, time and willingness to contribute to the mission and ideals of the IICRC. Submissions are due no later than June 15, 2017.

“We have seen a tremendous amount of positive change in the last year,” said IICRC Chairman Pete Duncanson. “This is an exciting time for the IICRC, and we look forward to seeing some new faces with fresh ideas on how we can move the Institute forward in years to come.”

Director nominees should be individuals who are dedicated to achieving IICRC objectives, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Being the leading independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries; 
  • Setting and promoting high ethical standards, and 
  • Advancing communication, collaboration and technical proficiency within the industry

The IICRC is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Every year, five directors are elected to the Board by the IICRC Shareholders. Shareholders evaluate potential Board members based on a nomination process. Nominations are then vetted by the Nominating Committee to ensure each nominee satisfies eligibility requirements as per IICRC policy.

To submit a nomination, visit https://tinyurl.com/IICRCnominations and fill out the nomination form no later than June 15, 2017.

For more information about the IICRC Board of Directors nomination and/or election process, or to receive a copy of the IICRC’s nomination policy, please contact Suzanne Saunders, IICRC Executive Governance Manager, 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 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 Recognizes Outstanding Instructors and Industry Leadership

IICRC Recognizes Outstanding Instructors and Industry Leadership Las Vegas—Dec. 20, 2016— From hiring a new president to the transition to self-management, 2016 has been an exciting time of change for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The Institute recently recognized several industry leaders for their outstanding support during this period of transition. “We’re incredibly excited about the Institute’s future and its ability to lead the industry forward,” said IICRC Chairman Pete Duncanson. “Thanks to President Richard Greene, our Instructors, dedicated staff members and volunteers, we are stronger than ever before.” During the IICRC’s fall meetings in Las Vegas, a number of awards were given in appreciation for the countless hours of hard work and dedication shown by many of the Institute’s constituents. To kick off the awards, every Instructor in attendance was given an Instructor Ambassador of the Year award in appreciation of the valuable role they played during the Institute’s management transition and eventual move to self-management. Additionally, Joe Dobbins was awarded the 2016 Ironman award for the most courses taught (70-plus), and the 2016 Instructor of the Year award was given to Barry Costa for most students taught in a year with 960 students. A special recognition was also given to Jeff and Cindy Bishop, and Joe and Janet Dobbins, for their countless hours of volunteer work at the Global Resource Center and the integral role they played during the Institute’s transition to self-management. The following IICRC instructors have been awarded service pins in recognition for their years of service: Five years: Al Richardson, Brandan Kimmel, Adam Mims, Bruce Vance, Larry Fried, Nalin Alwis, Slade Smith and Sarah Vance; 10 years: Pete Duncanson, Robert Lintzenich, Darren Foote and Carey Vermeulen; 15 years: Charlie Lodge, John Carter, Ruth Travis, Robert Merkt, William Griffin, Kurt Bolden, Libby Longstreth, Joseph Abballe, John “Sonny” Bass, George Cazares and Brandon Burton; 20 years: Michael Wheatley, Mark Violand, Mark Exner, Dane Gregory, Bill Yeadon, Daniel Bernazzani, Jack White, William Eckhart, James Smith and Rick Love. Thirty year pins were given to Gary Loiben and Michael Sciullo. To view photos from the IICRC fall meetings and award ceremony, visit the IICRC Facebook page at http://ow.ly/kOt5306Py4E. For more information about the IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org 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 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. ### Press Contact: Jennifer Petersen Mulberry Marketing Communications 312-664-1532

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