The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification’s (IICRC) Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection will host a first-of-its-kind Restoration Conference & CIRI 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 inaugural IICRC Restoration Conference & CIRI Symposium will feature cutting-edge presentations from leading scientists based on original research and reviews of existing research. There will also be lively panel presentations and discussions about the new IICRC S500 and S520 standards, the ISSA Clean Standards, as well as a preview of a new fire/smoke standard. 
Presentations Specific to Restoration & Remediation include:
  • The Effect of Restoration Processes on Building Structures and Furnishings: A Building Science Perspective. Presentations by Ralph Moon, PhD, principal scientist, HSA Engineers & Scientists, Tampa, FL; Brad Kovar, president and CEO, Safeguard EnviroGroup, Glendora, CA; third and fourth presenters to be announced.
  • Are Restoration Processes Hazardous to the Health of Buildings? A Q&A Panel Discussion. Panelists: Ralph Moon, Brad Kovar, third and fourth panelists to be announced.
  • ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 Water Restoration Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion. Presenters and panelists: Members of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Consensus Body.
  • ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Mold Remediation Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion. Presenters and panelists: Members of the ANSI/IICRC S520 Consensus Body.
  • Preview of a New Fire and Smoke Restoration Standard. Presenter: To be announced.
Presentations Relevant to Both Restoration & Remediation and Cleaning Science include:
  • The Use of DNA Sequencing to Assess the Effectiveness of ATP Testing in Cleaning and Levels of Microbial Contamination in Water-Damaged Environments. Presented by Jordan Peccia, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University; and Richard Shaughnessy, PhD, a world-renowned IAQ expert and director of the Indoor Air Quality Research Program at the University of Tulsa.
  • The Challenges of Inherent Variability with ATP Testing and Data, and How to Interpret Results from Field Testing. Presented by Greg Whiteley, Managing Director, Whiteley Corporation, Sydney NSW, Australia.
Presentations Specific to Cleaning Science include:
  • The Use of ATP Technology to Assess the Hygiene Standards in Clinical Workspaces in Hospital ICUs. Presented by Greg Whiteley, Managing Director of Whiteley Corporation, Sydney NSW, Australia, a leading global innovator in medical and industrial cleaning products.
  • Application of Bulk Nanobubbles in Commercial and Industrial Cleaning. Presented by Mark S. Citsay and Russell J. Pylkki, PhD, Advanced Product Development R&D, Tennant Company, Minneapolis, MN, a leading global manufacturer of cleaning equipment and systems.
  • The ISSA Clean Standards: K-12 Schools and Institutional/Commercial Facilities. Presented by a panel of scientists and practitioners involved in developing, applying and certifying to these standards.
Visit the conference website for updated speaker and presentation announcements in the coming weeks.
To register for the conference, visit the registration site. Early Bird registration is available at a discounted price until Jan. 31. Additionally, registration discounts are also available for IICRC-approved instructors and schools, Certified Firms and Master Status holders, as well as CIRI members and K-12 Certified Members.
For more information on conference registration and special pricing, contact Carole Onweller at