Mark Your Calendars

This month, the IICRC will exhibit at RIA’s International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo in Palm Springs, Calif., April 5-7 and The Experience Conference & Exhibition in Clearwater Beach, Fla. April 24-26. The Institute will also hold its Spring Board of Directors meeting (April 21-22) and Certification Council meeting (April 23) immediately preceding The Experience in Clearwater Beach. If you are in the area for either show, visit our booth for your Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

You’re Invited

The IICRC will host an Evening Hospitality Reception at 6 p.m. on April 23, at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort’s Sandpiper Deck. If you are in the area to attend the Experience, feel free to stop by to meet the new Global Resource Center staff or to learn more about the IICRC.

IICRC Seeking Volunteers

The IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards and Reference Guides:

  • *New* BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.

IICRC is currently initiating the development of the BSR-IICRC S550. 

The S550 will be a procedural standard for performing water damage restoration in commercial, industrial institutional and complex residential structures, systems and furniture, fixtures and equipment. The proposed standard includes: building and material science; drying complex materials and systems; safety and health; project coordination, documentation, logistics and risk management; inspections, preliminary determinations and pre-restoration evaluations; limitations, complexities, complications, and conflicts; specialized experts; restoration procedures; HVAC; evaluation and furniture, fixtures and equipment; historical buildings; government; and healthcare facilities.

  • ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.

The ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 includes inspection of textile floor covering including carpet and rugs, and establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for professionally inspecting textile floor coverings. The Standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating: carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures; and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. This enables professional inspectors to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings. S800 is not written to teach detailed inspection procedures; numerous manuals, videotapes, workshops and seminars are available to teach comprehensive textile floor covering inspection procedures. This standard was created for use primarily by professional inspectors, and secondarily for carpet manufacturers, product suppliers, building contractors, architects, specifiers, designers, distributors, flooring retailers, end-users, facility managers, institutions and others involved in the textile flooring inspection industry.

S800 Consensus Body Chair is Mark Violand, and Vice Chair is Lew Migliore.

Those interested in participating on the consensus bodies should fill out the application forms found at and email them to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at