Revised S500 Standard available for public review
VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces that it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, according to a press release.
The revised draft of S500 is available now for public review and comment, the release stated.
ANSI/IICRC S500 provides a specific set of practical standards for water damage restoration but does not provide comprehensive water damage restoration procedures; rather, it outlines the foundation for basic principles of proper restoration practices, the release noted.
According to the release, the primary revisions made in the Standard from the 2006 version include:
- Significant strengthening to the science supporting our work as restorers
- Chapter 10, Inspections, Preliminary Determination and Pre-Restoration Evaluations, and Chapter 13, Structural Restoration, have both been significantly reworked to clarify processes and place them in order of the way they are usually performed on projects
- A new chapter, Chapter 17 Materials & Assemblies, consolidates much of the information from three previous chapters into a single comprehensive table that will be much easier and quicker to use
- The relevance of the Standard and Reference Guide to commercial projects has been significantly strengthened.
ANSI/IICRC S500 draft Standard is available from March 29 to May 13, 2013 for review and comment as part of the 45-day public review period; all comments must be submitted to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at Mili@IICRC.org no later than May 13, 2013, the release added.
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