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Collaboration and conference will improve science - and understanding - of cleaning

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) have formed a public trust to develop and disseminate cleaning and restoration science.

The collaboration of the leading US-based technical, certification and standards-writing organisations serving the cleaning and restoration industries will begin with a joint technical conference and symposium taking place from April 10th through 11th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organisation that represents more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries; CIRI is a highly-respected scientific, educational, and research organisation.

"The first conference I attended as an IICRC Board member was a CIRI Science Symposium," says 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."

CIRI chairman Jim Harris adds: "This collaboration joins together two major segments of the cleaning industry: facilities cleaning and disaster restoration-remediation.

"Each organisation has been a leading voice for technical proficiency backed by science in its market. Working together, we will bring even greater synergy and more progress."

Those interested in presenting at the conference should contact Steven Spivak at:

E: ss60@umd.edu (CIRI) or John Downey at jdowney@iicrc.org (IICRC).

For a conference and symposium agenda and registration information:

T: (740) 616-9633
E: carole@iicrc.org org
www.iicrc.org / www.ciriscience.org

12th November 2015




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