IICRC Forms S600 Consensus Body Standard Committee

VANCOUVER, Wash. (October 20, 2009) – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the formation of the Consensus Body Standard Committee for the S600 Carpet Installation Standard and Reference Guide. The committee, co-chaired by James Mullins of Shaw Industries and Barry Costa of Aspire Educational Institute, is responsible for drafting the carpet installation standard.

“This committee is made up of people directly and materially affected by the standard,” said vice-chair Barry Costa. “After reviewing more than 100 written applications for membership consideration for the consensus body, we are confident that we have a strong committee representing all areas of the carpet chain.”

The 22-member consensus body will meet approximately four times per year, and most of the work will be done online and via conference calls. The first in-person meeting took place Oct. 12 – 13, 2009 in Atlanta and continues through 2010 into 2011.

The new standard for carpet installation is being sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Timeline for its completion is 36 months.

Dave Barkstedt of Elite Consultants, Inc. was selected from more than 100 carpet professionals as a voting consensus board member of the Consensus Body Standard Committee for the S600 Carpet Installation Standard and Reference Guide.

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