The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) have formed a public trust to develop and disseminate cleaning and restoration science.
Collaboration of the significant technical, certification and standards-writing organisations serving the cleaning and restoration industries will begin with a joint technical conference and symposium taking place 10 and 11 April, 2016 in Atlanta (US), said the 21 October announcement.
“The first conference I attended as an IICRC board member was a CIRI Science Symposium,” said IICRC chairman Tony Wheelwright. “Since then I have worked with CIRI leadership to promote the collaboration between our organisations for the good of the general public. The coupling of our new technical conference, which was developed as a companion to our peer-review technical journal, The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection, with the CIRI symposium is the realisation of that dream.”
“This collaboration joins together two major segments of the cleaning industry: facilities cleaning and disaster restoration-remediation,” noted CIRI chairman Jim Harris. “Each organisation has been the leading voice for technical proficiency backed by science in its market. Working together, we will bring even greater synergy and more progress.”
The conference and symposium will be held 10 and 11 April 2016 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. For agenda and registration information, contact Carole Onweller at Carole@iicrc.org or +1 740 616-9633. Those interested in presenting at the conference should contact Steven Spivak at firstname.lastname@example.org (CIRI) or John Downey at email@example.com (IICRC).