The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) announced the next recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship: Payam Riazati of California-based Universal Metro.
Riazati received his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a specialization in structural design from the University of California, Irvine, and his master’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in construction management. He was involved with United States Green Building Council through the LEED process for a number of projects in the field of structural design with a focus on high-rise structures and commercial spaces. As director of construction services at Universal Metro, he has been actively learning and applying the concepts of substrate remediation techniques. He has had the valuable and unique opportunity to visit some of the well-known underlayment production plants throughout the world that enhanced his knowledge on the technical side.