RIA has closed nominations for the 2016 Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Innovation in Reconstruction. The Phoenix Awards are presented each year at the RIA International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo to recognize achievement in the industry and the winning projects exemplify the skills and talents required to return a structure to pre-loss condition. Read more about the program and plan to apply for next year's awards in 2017.
RIA hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. EST with President Scott Stamper, CR to discuss RIA's settlement with ThermaPure, Inc. All RIA members and non-members were welcome to attend and submit questions about the settlement agreement. Please click here for information.
RIA and ThermaPure, Inc. have successfully settled a patent lawsuit that RIA began in January 2013. The agreement, in part, calls for ThermaPure to provide a covenant not to sue RIA members unless the member heats a structure to an ambient temperature in excess of 105°F. Please click here for more information.
The RIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Marc Selvitelli, CAE, has joined the association as Executive Director. Selvitelli will work directly with RIA leaders and volunteers to help guide and execute on the organization's strategic initiatives, programs, and policies.
Rockville, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has released two fact sheets addressing asbestos issues restoration contractors may encounter in the course of their restoration projects. The fact sheets were developed by RIA’s Environmental Council to educate and protect contractors from the dangers of mishandling asbestos-containing materials.
The comprehensive version of the fact sheet addresses asbestos-containing materials, health issues, regulations, classes of asbestos work, hazard communication, training, control measures and resources. The abridged version covers health issues, regulations and some training information. Both versions may be downloaded for free through the RIA Store.