IICRC seeking volunteers for carpet installation standard committeeThe Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to participate on a committee for the drafting of the S600 Carpet Installation Standard and Reference Guide, a new standard being sponsored by both the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

Membership in the IICRC S600 Consensus Body Standard Committee is open to all persons who are directly and materially affected by the standard activity in question. Participation in the committee is not conditional upon membership in any organizations, nor unreasonably restricted on the basis of technical qualifications or other such requirements, the IICRC said. Committee membership applications will be reviewed by the committee chairs and people selected to participate will be notified by August 15, 2009.

The timeline for completion of the S600 is approximately 36 months, and the committee will meet approximately four times per year. However, sub-committees continually work online and via conference calls. There will be between 15 and 20 members on the voting committee of the S600 Consensus Body Standard Committee and more than 35 volunteers assigned to specific sub-committees and topics, according to the IICRC.

The IICRC S600 Consensus Body Standard Committee will be chaired by James Mullins of Shaw Industries, and Barry Costa of Aspire Educational Institute will serve as the vice-chair for the committee.

To apply for committee membership, e-mail committee chairs James Mullins ( james.mullins@shawinc.com) or Barry Costa (barry@aspire-centre.com), or contact IICRC headquarters at 360-693-5675.