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2016 RIA Prerequisite Courses

RIA Core Courses

Contents Science and Theory

Date: September 12-13, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Safety Express 4190 Sladeview Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5L 5R2, Canada

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Course Overview

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 

 

Building Science 

Date: September 14, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Safety Express 4190 Sladeview Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5L 5R2, Canada

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

 

Project and Risk Management 

Date: September 15 -16, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Safety Express 4190 Sladeview Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5L 5R2, Canada

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Course Overview
The Project and Risk Management course will allow participants to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of project management and how to apply them to restoration and damage repair projects to profitably produce quality products and services within industry accepted parameters and project constraints.


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

 

Mold Remediation Technician

Date: April 18-20, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Langhorne, PA

Date: May 9-11, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Anaheim, CA 

Date: October 17-19, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Roselle, IL

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Course Overview
Technician course consists of three days of training focused on teaching individuals how to set up various mold remediation projects and how to accomplish the specific removal and cleaning tasks associated with such projects. The course includes classroom discussion and hands-on activities. The Fungal Contamination textbook is included in the class registration. 

 

Mold Remediation Supervisor

Date: April 21-22, 2016

Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Langhorne, PA

Date: May 12-13, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Anaheim, CA 

Date: October 20-21, 2016
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Roselle, IL

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Course Overview
This 2-day course focuses on why we choose certain variations of the requirements for various projects and when we do them. The focus is the project supervisor who must have skills in choosing from a variety of techniques and requirements to best suit a particular project. The course draws heavily on case studies and thinking exercises as well as group dynamics and integration of cost factors into mold remediation. The heaviest emphasis is on risk assessment, selection of containment and decontamination unit options, communication of information to technicians and clients, and a deeper understanding of the various standards of care in the industry. The Mold Remediation Technician course is a prerequisite.