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9/12/2017 » 9/13/2017
Contents Science and Theory Course - Richmond, British Columbia (2017)

Building Science for Restoration Contractors Course - Mississauga, ON (2017)

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11/7/2017 » 11/9/2017
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RIA Strictly TPAs Fall Summit

Webinar Series

Webinar Series

RIA webinars give you the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the industry. Webinars are offered monthly, with a new topic being discussed each month. Participating in these webinars is a great way to stay up to date with the most pressing issues facing the restoration industry. RIA webinars offer one continuing education credit per 60 minute session. This credit is processed by the RIA Certification staff and applicable to all RIA advanced certifications.


RIA June Webinar:

Microscopic Particle Control: The Key to Effective Cleaning and Restoration
Wednesday June 28, 2017

As science points to more connections between airborne dust levels and building occupant health, restoration and cleaning contractors are being asked to address these concerns. At a minimum such professionals need to understand the basic approaches to the control of microscopic particles in the air. Fortunately employing well-recognized techniques can help the contractor avoid creating unexpected problems during standard restoration activities related to fire, water, mold, infection control, etc.

In this webinar hosted by Michael Pinto, we focus on the importance of preventing contamination from microscopic particles and cleaning structures that have been impacted by them. Michael will explain the fundamental approaches to this type of restoration work and specialized cleaning. He will provide an overview of the basics that many contractors already have knowledge of such as isolation and HEPA filtered negative pressure. However, he will go beyond that to offer an explanation of three different, but often confused, techniques for particle control: air scrubbing, air washing, and air fogging.


About the Presenter: 

Michael A. Pinto is chief executive officer of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc., a manufacturing and environmental consulting firm that specializes in identification and control of asbestos, lead, IAQ, mold, industrial hygiene, and chemical problems. Mr. Pinto is the author of over 200 published articles and several books including, Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation and Forensic Restoration: Procedures to Protect Operators and Occupants. He completed doctoral course work in environmental engineering and holds numerous certifications in the environmental and safety areas, including Certified Safety Professional, Certified Mold Professional, and Certified Forensic Operator. In addition to being a frequent speaker at industry events, Michael has been honored with such prestigious awards as the Golden Quill, Martin L. King Award, the Phoenix Award for Innovative Restoration from the Restoration Industry Association, and the President’s Award from the Environmental Information Association. He serves on the board of the BIO PTO and as the chairperson of the Environmental Council for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).




RIA August Webinar:

Sales & Marketing: Setting Your Priorities
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Every contractor needs to prioritize their sales and marketing efforts to be the most effective at getting new business. Where can you get the most bang for your buck? Are you focusing on the right clients? These are important questions that need to be answered in order to have an effective sales and marketing strategy.


About the Presenter: 

Mark Shippe has been in the Insurance Restoration Industry for over 15 years. He currently is the VP of Sales for ERS, a role which he has held that for the last 2 1/2 years, where he manages the corporate sales team. He started in the restoration industry working for an independent contractor in the Metro Detroit area for 6 years. From there he spent 7 years in a variety of sales and operations roles at the CRDN Home Office, working with both franchisees and insurance carriers prior to taking on his new role at ERS.




Go to Webinar Archives (access for RIA Members only)

Go-To-Meeting is the webinar delivery mechanism. Register through RIA for the webinar of your choice, and you will be sent a direct link where you will be prompted to RSVP for the webinar with Go-to-Webinar. Go-to-Webinar will automatically send you your specific login to the webinar (only one person may register off this personalized link). You will also receive periodic reminders from Go-to-Webinar about the time and date of your webinar.

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Check out some of our past webinars below:

May 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

May 2017

For more information on how to access more webinars, please visit our RIA store homepage by clicking on the Resources tab.

See the full list of webinars.