R&R IICRC Monthly Update: March 2018
Standards Subscription Website
The IICRC’s standards subscription website, http://publications.iicrc.org, allows online access to all current IICRC Standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available – completely eliminating the need to carry a 300-plus page binder to worksites. The site also allows you to:
- Log in anywhere and access online content on your tablet, phone or computer
- Search and sort for what you need and get information on the spot
- Make notes online and save them for reference later
- Download individual sections and chapters as needed
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.
Discounted rates are available for firms requiring multiple users. Instructors and schools will receive complimentary access to the premium subscription.
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.
The IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards:
- BSR/IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment.
Current status: The S400 Consensus Body has been formed, and has begun the work of drafting the Standard outline and draft Sections. IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve as non-voting section committee members. The scope of this standard will focus on the principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the built environment. Further, this standard will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals and results.
- *New* BSR/IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.
Current status: IICRC is 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.