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August 2016 Standards Update

New S500 Videos Available
Have you heard the news? We’ve added new videos to the IICRC subscription website.

Twelve videos are now available featuring presentations from a special two-day, invite-only S500 seminar. Hosted at the GRC in Las Vegas in March, the video presentations feature tutorials from S500 consensus body members on the newly-revised fourth edition, including explanations of the entire document as well as its major changes and applications.

The IICRC subscription website provides 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:

  • Login 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


For more information about the IICRC subscription website, visit: http://publications.iicrc.org

S500 Now Available in French
The IICRC has recently released a French translation of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (4th edition, 2015).  This is the first time the IICRC has translated a complete standard.
 
To purchase a copy of the new IICRC S500: French 2016 and other standards, visit http://webstore.iicrc.org. For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org.

ICRC Calls for S400 Consensus Body Volunteers
The IICRC is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment.

The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the built environment (i.e. materials, building assemblies, structures, furniture, fixtures and equipment located inside a building envelope).

“This standard is being created because the commercial cleaning industry does not currently have industry consensus standards on the proper principles, methods and processes to generally clean and maintain the built environment,” said S400 Chairman Richard “Bo” Bodo. “Having an ANSI standard for commercial cleaning principles, methods and processes would provide guidance and a singular platform for the industry.”

Volunteers with knowledge in the manufacturing of cleaning related products; distributors of commercial cleaning goods, equipment and consumables; building service contractors; in-house or captive cleaning providers; managers and administrators of commercial facilities; manufacturers of goods and materials for the commercial built environment; specification writers; design engineers; building engineers; architects; consultants; inspectors; and health professionals are recommended.

Consensus body members can expect to begin work on the standard by the end of 2016 with nearly all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately two years.

The IICRC is also accepting consensus body applications for the following Standards and Reference Guides:

  • ANSI/IICRC S100: Standard and IICRC R100 Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.
  • BSR-IICRC S300: Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning.
  • ANSI/IICRC S500: Standard and IICRC R500 Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
  • ANSI/IICRC S520: Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation
  • New Standard - BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.
  • ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.


Those interested in submitting an application to participate on the consensus bodies should visit the Standards website at http://www.iicrc.org/standards/.




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