March 2016: IICRC News
IICRC Welcomes New President
In early February, the IICRC welcomed Richard Greene as its new president. Prior to joining IICRC, Greene was the CEO of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. Greene has more than 20 years of executive management experience leading local, state and national trade associations, primarily focusing his efforts to help and support small businesses. He has also earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives, which further enforces his proficiency, professionalism and expertise in the nonprofit/association management industry.
Call for Nominations
Do you know an individual who has made a significant technical contribution to the advancement of the science of inspection, cleaning and restoration? Then nominate him or her for the Keith Williams Award!
The Keith Williams award is presented annually during the IICRC’s fall meetings. Recipients will receive a special plaque and will be recognized in the IICRC eNewsletter.
If you are interested in nominating someone for this award, you can find the nomination form and submission details within the downloadable nomination form at http://tinyurl.com/keithwilliams16. The deadline for submissions is April 1.
Why Standards Matter
The IICRC marketing and standards teams have published a new video called “Why Standards Matter.” The video discusses the fundamental role that Standards play in everything the IICRC does, as well as how people can get involved in the standards-setting process. You can view the video on the IICRC’s YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/theiicrc.
IICRC Technical Conference
IICRC’s Restoration Conference & CIRI Symposium is only a month away – are you attending? Held April 10 – 11 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, the conference is jointly sponsored by the IICRC and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI).
Presentations specific to restoration & remediation include:
· The Effect of Restoration Processes on Building Structures and Furnishings: A Building Science Perspective.
· Are Restoration Processes Hazardous to the Health of Buildings? A Q&A Panel Discussion.
· ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 Water Restoration Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion.
· ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Mold Remediation Standard: A Panel Presentation and Discussion.
· Preview of a New Fire and Smoke Restoration Standard.
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.
· The Challenges of Inherent Variability with ATP Testing and Data, and How to Interpret Results from Field Testing.
Presentations specific to cleaning science include:
· The Use of ATP Technology to Assess the Hygiene Standards in Clinical Workspaces in Hospital ICUs.
· Application of Bulk Nanobubbles in Commercial and Industrial Cleaning.
· The ISSA Clean Standards: K-12 Schools and Institutional/Commercial Facilities.
For more information and to register for the conference, visit the conference website at http://www.iicrc.org/registrants/iicrc-technical-conference/. Registration discounts are available for IICRC-approved instructors and schools, Certified Firms and Master Status holders, as well as CIRI members and K-12 Certified Members.