IICRC Technical Conference Update

The IICRC’sJournal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspectionwill host its inaugural Restoration Technical Conference & Symposium April 10 – 11, 2016, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Held on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the conference is jointly sponsored by the IICRC and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI).

The conference will feature cutting-edge presentations from leading scientists based on original research and reviews of existing research. In addition, there will be lively panel presentations and discussions about the new S500 and S520 standards and the CIRI Clean Standard as well as a preview of a new fire/smoke standard. Presentations to date include:

  • “The Use of DNA Sequencing to Assess the Effectiveness of ATP Testing and Water-Damaged Environments,” presented by Dr. Jordan and Dr. Richard Shaughnessy  
  • "The use of ATP Technology to Assess the Hygiene Standards in Clinical Workspaces in Hospital ICUs,” presented by Greg Whiteley 
  • "ANSI/IICRC S500 Water Restoration Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion,” presented by members of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Consensus Body
  • ANSI/IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion,” presented by members of the ANSI/IICRC S520 Consensus Body
  • “The CIRI Clean Standard,” presented by members of the CIRI Science Advisory Panel

In addition to the presentations listed above, there will be three additional presentations in the areas of restoration, remediation and cleaning science. Stay tuned to for updated speaker and presentation announcements.

For registration information and more details, visit the Technical Conference website at http://www.iicrc.org/registrants/iicrc-technical-conference/. For questions, please contact Carole Onweller at Carole@iicrc.org, or John Downey at jdowney@iicrc.org.

S500 and S520 Published

The newly-revised, ANSI-approved IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation have recently been published.

The IICRC Standards team has recorded two informational webinars for those interested in learning more about the S500 and S520. The presentations feature discussions of the revisions made since the Standards were previously published and can be found on the IICRC’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/theiicrc.

To purchase a copy of either of the new S500 or S520 Standards, visit the IICRC webstore at http://webstore.iicrc.org

Standards Subscription Website

The IICRC recently launched a new standards subscription website allowing IICRC instructors and schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at http://publications.iicrc.org

Standards website subscriptions are available in basic and premium packages. The basic package provides online access to all current IICRC standards and reference guides. The premium subscription also provides access to historical standards, new and updated technical papers, MoU partner organizations’ reference documents and standards, and multimedia publications including instructional videos. Both are offered as annual subscriptions.

For a demonstration on how to use the new subscription site, a how-to video is available on the IICRC’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/theiicrc.

For questions regarding the Standard Subscription website, please contact IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org.