IICRC seeks volunteers to develop new standard

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting applications for volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment.

The BSR-IICRC S400 will define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the commercial built environment (i.e. materials, building assemblies, structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment located inside a building envelope).

“This standard is being created because the commercial cleaning industry does not currently have industry consensus standards on the proper principles, methods and processes to generally clean and maintain the built environment,” said S400 Chairman Richard “Bo” Bodo. “Having an ANSI standard for commercial cleaning principles, methods and processes would provide guidance and a singular platform for the industry.”

Recommended volunteers include those with knowledge in the manufacturing of cleaning related products, distributors of commercial cleaning goods, equipment and consumables, building service contractors, in-house or captive cleaning providers, managers and administrators of commercial facilities, manufacturers of goods and materials for the commercial built environment, specification writers; design engineers, building engineers, architects, consultants, inspectors and health professionals.

Work on the standard will begin by the end of 2016, with nearly all meetings held online and via conference calls. The new standard is expected to be completed in approximately two years.

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S400 consensus body should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards/s400/ to download the application form. Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org.

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