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2016 Pre-Convention Workshops
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Pre-Convention Workshops

Sponsored Workshop:  TOMI Service Network (TSN)

Create a Continuous Revenue Stream:  Add Innovative Infection Prevention Technologies to Your Toolbox

Date:  Monday, March 21 

Time:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Course Overview: 

Don't wait for a disaster to strike - be proactive! During this session, attendees will learn the origins and history of Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™), how it works, and how Primary Service Provider (PSP) use SteraMist to generate continuous revenue streams in multiple target markets through the TOMI Service Network (TSN).

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify areas of contamination and infectious disease "hot spots"
  • Identify industry specific infection prevention "Best Practices" (ICRA, GMP, EHS)
  • Differentiate Sanitization vs. Disinfection vs. Sterilization relative to product "on-label" usage
  • Develop Infection Control Response Strategies
  • Apply knowledge of SteraMist powered by Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) applications and efficacy
  • Integrate SteraMist  BIT™ into your restoration/remediation services and create a continuous revenue stream through the TOMI Service Network (TSN)

Workshop Host:  Norris Gearhart, Chief Operating Officer, TOMI Environmental Solutions


Norris Gearhart currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for TOMI Environmental Solutions.  He worked with SteraMist BIT Technology for several years in the disaster restoration industry before coming to work at TOMI.  His broad knowledge of SteraMist Equipment and Technology has helped introduce the products into new industries and applications. 

Prior to joining TOMI, Norris worked within the disaster response, damage mitigation and repair industry. He has served in leadership and consulting roles with Allied Fire & Flood, Johns & Lyng, Restorx in Australia, Allstate Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company, B&G Restoration DKI, Paul Davis Restoration, and Rolyn Companies.

Norris has served as a council member for the National Institute of Disaster Restoration and on the Board of Directors for the Restoration Industry Association. He is one of two instructors in the world for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) highest professional designation; Certified Restorer (CR).

He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from Louis University in Evanston Illinois.

 

 

 


Building Science

Date: Monday, March 21 

Time:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments*

Course Overview:

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.  

Learning Objectives:

 Upon successful completion of the course each student is expected to know:

  • The effects of water on drywall, insulation, concrete, wood, masonry and steel framing
  • The interdependent system and how it affects water migration
  • How buildings “behave” in response to moisture

Instructor:  Chris Schumacher, Principal, RDH Building Science Laboratories

 

 

Chris is a principal at RDH. His formal education in architecture and engineering is balanced by almost two decades of experience in design, computer simulation, physical testing, and forensic investigation.

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.

Project and Risk Management 

Date:  Sunday-Monday, March 20-21 

Time:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments*

Course Overview: 

This two-day 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. Instructed by one of the industries most decorated trainers, attendees will be able to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of project management and how to apply them to restoration projects to profitably produce quality products and services within industry accepted parameters and project constraints.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of the course each student is expected to know:

  • The three constraints associated with managing a project

  • The four phases of the project life cycle and activities associated with each

  • The tools and documentation used to manage a project

  • The tools and documentation used to identify and manage risk

  • How project management can improve a company’s restoration business

 Lead Presenter:  Mickey Lee, WLS, CSDS, Mickey Lee & Associates

 

 

Mickey Lee has over 30 years of experience in operations, management, training, consulting, and writing services in the areas of property damage restoration, psychrometrics, drying science, temporary climate control, and structural drying services.

He serves as the committee chair for the IICRC’s Commercial Drying Specialist certification and is chairman of the S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. In 2003 he served on the task force for the development of the Body of Knowledge for the Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification program.

He is also a well-known writer, speaker, and instructor throughout the restoration industry.

 

  

Facilitator:  Pete Consigli, CR, WLS, Education Advisor, RIA

 

 

Pete has been a member of the Restoration Industry Association (formerly ASCR, International) since 1977. Over the years he has been an active volunteer and filled various association leadership roles.  

His awards and recognitions are numerous and include the Martin L. King award (2008); RIA Honorary Member (2012) and induction to the IAQA Hall of Fame (2015).   

Pete represents RIA in support of Purdue University’s Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management (DRRM) program. Pete provides guest lectures to the DRRM students on the unique challenges of restoration project management.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris is a partner with 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. 

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.