The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) will begin drafting the R800 Reference Guide for Carpet Inspection. The timeline for completing the guide is 36 months.
“We’re looking forward to beginning work on the new reference guide,” said
IICRC Standards Consultant Larry Cooper. “Along with our partners in the
industry, we know that the IICRC R800 will provide a needed resource for
The R800 Reference Guide Committee will be chaired by Bill Doan of Shaw
Industries and the vice-chair will be Lou Migliori of LGM and Associates,
Technical Flooring Services.
The IICRC is now looking for industry volunteers to participate on the
committee, which will meet approximately two times per year. While the first
meeting will be held at Surfaces in Las
Vegas, much of the work will be done online and via
conference calls. There will be between 12 and 15 voting members of the
committee and more than 20 volunteers assigned to specific subcommittees and
“As with each new standard or reference
guide the IICRC drafts, we’re looking for professionals who are dedicated to
moving this forward,” said Bill Doan, IICRC R800 committee chair.
Anyone who is directly and materially affected by the carpet inspector
reference guide can apply for committee membership. Membership is neither
conditional upon membership in any organizations nor unreasonably restricted on
the basis of technical qualifications or other such requirements. Committee
membership applications will be reviewed by the standards consultant, committee
chair and vice chair and those selected will be notified by November 30, 2009.
Not everyone who applies will become a consensus body member but all will be
invited to work on the chapter committees.
Requests for Applications should be submitted to IICRC Standards Consultant
Larry Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or IICRC headquarters at 360-693-5675.
IICRC to start drafting R800 Reference Guide for Carpet Installation
February 19, 2010