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2016 Certified Restorer Prep Course

2015 CR Prerequisite Week
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Registration: RIA is offering two pre-requisite courses (Content Restoration and Building Science) back-to-back for the convenience of its Attendees and Certification Candidates. A discount will be given to those attending BOTH courses. To receive discounts, follow the online “prompts” at time of purchase.

6/1/2015 to 6/3/2015
When: 6/1/2015
From 8:00 AM ET - 5:00 PM ET
Where: Jon-Don Atlanta
5933 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. NW
Suite A
Norcross, Georgia  30092
United States
Contact: RIA
202-367-2491


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RIA is offering two pre-requisite courses (Content Restoration and Building Science) back-to-back for the convenience of its Attendees and Certification Candidates. A discount will be given to those attending BOTH courses. To receive discounts, follow the online “prompts” at time of purchase.

To register, call RIA at 202-367-2491 or click the below links:
**To receive the RIA Member price, please log-in to your member account**

Registration fee includes instruction, course materials, lunch and am/pm breaks, and certificate of course completion.

2015 RIA Contents Restoration:

Science & Theory Course

Pre-requisite course requirement for CR Certification Candidates & CEC Course Attendees

Date: Monday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hours: 8:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET

For those preparing for their Certified Restorer certification, the Contents Restoration course is a pre-requisite requirement, but is also excellent training for those who want to learn more about this specialized aspect of restoration. This comprehensive 2-day lecture-based course content is 98% applicable to anything the restoration professional may encounter, dealing with the science of how to restore personal property damaged due to fire, smoke, flood or disaster.

Intermediate to advanced restoration and theory will be covered, plus show-and-tell demonstrations will prepare the more experienced restoration trainee, estimator, or supervisor for evaluating different degrees of damage and selecting methods for safe and effective restoration, be it Contents, furniture, Oriental and specialty rugs or period furniture styles. Content will cover:

  • Period Furniture
  • Textiles (upholstery, Oriental Rugs, window coverings)
  • Identification and Inspection
  • Particles & Residues
  • Cleaning & Deodorizing
  • Electronic Restoration
  • Wood restoring and refinishing

Course Instructor: Art Johnson, CR, WLS, Johnson Training

Art Johnson CR, WLS, is president of Johnson Training, a Canadian-based restoration training company. Formerly the Operations Manager of Canstar Restorations with three locations in the Greater Vancouver and Whistler areas of Canada, he is certified by RIA as a Water Loss Specialist (WLS) and a Certified Restorer (CR). He has proudly served on, and, for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council from the spring of 2004 to 2005, and served as the Environmental Chair for the RIA (ASCR). Art is currently Chairperson of RIA’s Certification Committee and the newly formed Canadian Council and sits on the RIA Board of Directors. He was the recipient of the Martin L King Award in 2011.

Course Instructor: Cliff Zlotnik, CR, CMH, WLS

Cliff as an instructor for the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration, the Mid Atlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center and the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification and has presented numerous water damage, odor, smoke and fire restoration training programs and schools throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He has developed training programs for insurance agents and claims adjusters. Cliff pioneered the concept facility based hands-on training. Active in industry service Cliff is a founding member of the Tri-State Specialty Cleaners and Restorers Association whom he represents as a board member of the IICRC and a past president of the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration. Cliff is honored to be a recipient of ASCR's Golden Quill, Martin King, and Distinguished Service Awards.

2015 RIA Building Science Course

Pre-requisite course requirement for CR & WLS Certification Candidates & CEC Course Attendees

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hours: 8:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET

This day-long course is a prerequisite for those pursuing their advanced certifications, either for the Certified Restorer (CR) or Water Loss Specialist (WLS), it is also open to those who want to obtain continuing education credit and advance their professional knowledge.

Taught by one of the industry’s most knowledgeable instructors, learning will focus on the effects of water on:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Steel framing

Attendees will also learn about the interdependent system and how this affects water migration, as well as how buildings “behave” in response to moisture.

Course Instructor: Chris Schumacher

Christopher Schumacher is a Principal of Building Science Corporation and partner of renowned building envelope and moisture expert Joseph "Joe" Lstiburek, PhD., P. Eng. and a protégé of building science expert and Professor at Waterloo University, John Straube, PhD.

He holds undergraduate degrees in both architecture and engineering as well as a master degree in building science from the University of Waterloo.  Chris works as a forensic and research engineer and is recognized as an expert in the fields of building monitoring and building materials, systems & enclosure testing. He regularly provides RD&D and applications consulting services to building designers, contractors and manufacturers of everything from air barrier systems to Z-girts.  Chris has lead remediation and research projects in all climate zones of North America and as far abroad as New Zealand.

Travel Information & Cancellation Policy

RIA CERTIFICATION SCHOOL CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the Certification School start date or ONCE COURSE MATERIALS HAVE SHIPPED will not be granted a refund because course manuals are shipped 2-3 weeks prior to class dates.
  2. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to the RIA office. Phone calls are not accepted.
  3. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the Certification School start date will be granted a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee.
  4. Substitutions from the same company are accepted at least two weeks IN ADVANCE at no additional charge.

No-shows will not receive a refund.

AIRPORT

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia.  It has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs since 2005. Hartsfield–Jackson accommodates 95 million passengers (more than 260,000 passengers daily) and 950,119 flights. Atlanta serves as a major hub for travel throughout the Southeastern United States. The airport has 207 domestic and international gates.

GROUND TRANSPORATION

Taxi Info Call (404) 530 3485

Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Agencies

Advantage Rent A Car

(800) 777-5500

Airport Rent a Car of Atlanta

(800) 905-4997

Alamo

(800) 227-7368

Avis

(404) 530-2725

Budget Car Rental

(404) 530-3000

Dollar Rent A Car

(866) 434-2226

Enterprise

(404) 763-5220

EZ Rent a Car

(800) 277-5171

Hertz

(404) 530-2925

National

(800) 227-7368

HOTELS

Hilton Norcross
Room Rate: $119 plus taxes and fees; Distance from Jon-Don: same parking lot
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
(770) 447-4747

Marriott Courtyard Norcross
Room Rate: $82 plus taxes and fees; Distance from Jon-Don: ½ block
3209 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Norcross, GA
(770) 446-3777

Wingate by Wyndham Norcross
Room Rate: $79 plus taxes and fees; Distance from Jon-Don: 1 block
5800 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 263-2020

RESTAURANTS

Dominick’s Italian Restaurant
95 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 449-1611
www.dominicksitalian.com

Mojito’s Cuban American Bistro
35 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 441-2599
www.mojitosbistro.com

Ten Bistro
5005 Peachtree Pkwy #820, Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 375-8330
www.tenlocalflavors.com