Readers finding Restoration & Remediation useful and informative should belong to the Indoor Air Quality Association. IAQA is the crossroads where all of the professions and trades affecting indoor environments meet to learn, share and network. It’s where remediators and indoor environmental professionals establish protocols for abatement projects. It’s where engineers and insurance claim professionals learn how and why structures fail. It’s where restorers and property managers prepare together to react to floods and IAQ disasters. IAQA is the one association that brings together everybody who shares a role in preventing, diagnosing and solving indoor environmental problems.
As a member of IAQA, you’ll have your fingers on the pulse of the industry for legislative initiatives and government programs, research, education, publications, certification and standards. Restoration and remediation professionals represent one-third of IAQA’s 5,500 members. To unite the diverse range of professions and trades constituting the IAQA membership, the association operates a tremendous array of programs with substantial benefits.
What’s IAQA all about?
It’s about education. IAQA offers courses for beginners through seasoned professionals. Tiered tracks are based on experience and education for microbial remediation, IAQ consulting, and microbial inspection.
It’s about networking. Members convene annually in October for a 4-day meeting and exposition drawing 1,200-plus participants and 125-plus vendor booths. A chapter network with more than 40 locations gives members up to four opportunities annually for local workshops.
It’s about government and advocacy. Members have access to the latest legislative news, updated weekly. Our online matrix tracks legislation in all 50 dates relating to IAQ, mold, insurance and similar topics. Download bills, read IAQA’s position statements, and get involved on a grassroots level.
It’s about publications. Our bimonthly technical newsletter, In the Air, abstracts new studies and published papers from medical, industrial hygiene and mechanical journals. Members also receive IE Connections, a monthly IAQ newspaper. And now, through our support of R&R, members receive this fine magazine too!
It’s about representation. IAQA participates in cooperative programs with dozens of organizations to help spread awareness of IAQ problems and define new solutions. That’s why you’ll find an IAQA booth at conventions held by groups like ACCA, AIHA, ASCR, ASHRAE, ASHI, NADCA, NFM&T and many more.
It’s about technology. Members learn the latest information by use of the latest technology. IAQA Digest, a weekly email, is a commercial-free, clutter-free, breakdown of the week’s headlines. The Digest is supplemented with other e-mail alerts on legislative matters, new standards and other breaking news.
It’s about better business. IAQA’s insurance program is unparalleled in the industry. It provides great rates, broad coverage (including pollution), and offers GL, E&O and other insurance. Benefits like the IAQA Career Center, an online place to post resumes or job openings, give members resources to make their companies successful.
It’s about integrity. IAQA members sign a Code of Ethics enforceable by the association. IAQA recommends its members obtain certification from accredited certification bodies like the American Indoor Air Quality Council and participate in standards-making activities by accredited ANSI members like the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization.
It’s about a better tomorrow. IAQA membership dues co-fund research projects at leading universities studying student performance and IAQ, mold remediation protocols, ventilation issues, and air cleaning.
It’s about time you joined. Membership is remarkably affordable. Visit www.iaqa.org or call us at (301) 231-8388 to sign up today!
IAQA is a (501)(C)(6) non-profit organization founded in 1998. The IAQA headquarters office is located at 12339 Carroll Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852