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COMPLETED STANDARDS

IESO – RIA 6001/Evaluation of HVAC/Mechanical System Surfaces to Determine the Impact from Fire Related Particulate

ANSI/Pin Date: March 2009 | Status: Submitted to ANSI

Mechanical system components and associated air duct systems have the potential to collect particulate, contaminants, smoke, moisture, and gaseous emissions. Collections of these contaminants may create unsafe environmental conditions potentially affecting the performance and/or hygiene of the mechanical systems’ internal surfaces from fire and smoke residue. For these reasons, hygienic restoration of mechanical systems should be considered as part of the overall building restoration plan.

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Committee Members:
Tom Yacobellis – Chair
Daniel Greenblatt – Vice Chair
Carl Grimes
Davidge Warfield
Graham Dick
Lori Streit
Robert Baker
Ron Fallon
Sam Covino
Sami Laine
Stephanie Reiniche – Secretariat

 



IN COMMITTEE STANDARDS

IESO 4310/Air Filtration Device Field Testing and Validation Standard

ANSI/Pin Date: May 2009 | Status: In Development

This standard provides minimum in-field testing requirements for portable high efficiency air filtration devices. These devices include vertical and horizontal PHEAF devices, movable vacuums, hand held vacuums, and other filtered suction devices used for cleaning surfaces for the purposes of removing dust, dirt, mold, asbestos, lead, soot and other undesired particulate and environmental contaminants.

Committee Members:
Tom Yacobellis – Chair
Wane Baker – Vice Chair
Brad Harr
Carl Grimes
Daniel Miller
David Shagott
Davidge Warfield
Joe Hughes
Peter Sierck
Sam Covino
Sami Laine
Scott Armour
Tony Havics
Wei Tang
Stephanie Reiniche – Secretariat

 

IESO 4600/Guide to the Measurement of Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ANSI/Pin Date: December 2008 | Status: In Development

This standard provides a review of the nature of biological effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation in low-rise residential buildings, how it can be measured and evaluated, and the significance and limitations of the measured values are covered. Measurements selected from those that are outlined may be appropriate during new construction, remodeling, or surveys of existing construction.

No committee has been formed.

 

IESO 2210/Initial Residential Mold Assessment Standard

ANSI/Pin Date: October 29, 2007 | Status: In Development

This published standard is to provide residential structure investigation procedures to identify observable mold and conditions associated with potential mold amplification including moisture intrusion. The initial investigative process includes, but is not limited to, information gathering, collection of relevant historical events and walk through observations. There are four potential outcomes: Neither mold nor associated conditions were readily observable. Mold was not readily observable but associated conditions were. Mold was readily observed but no associated conditions were. Readily observed mold and conditions. Outcomes 2, 3 or 4 may warrant additional investigation by a qualified professional.

Committee Members:
Chris Gusick – Chair
Michael Schrantz – Vice Chair
Brad Harr
Carl Grimes
Clinton Ford
David Greb
Gil Cormier
Jay Stake
Jim Pearson
John Mitchell
John P. Lapotaire
Larry Hibbs
Nelson Barnes
Scott Armour
Tod Whiting
William Vaughan
Stephanie Reiniche – Secretariat

 

RIA 6002/Proper Cleaning Practices for the Periodic Professional Care, Cleaning and Repair of Rugs – Oriental, Specialty, Area and Most Other Types of Rugs

ANSI/Pin Date: June 2009 | Status: PINS Withdrawn

The promulgation of minimally acceptable practices based on established procedures, practices and solutions for the cleaning of oriental, specialty and other rugs will educate the public while clarifying misconceptions associated with rug cleaning for both the consumer and the cleaner.

No committee has been formed.

 

IESO 4210/Standard Guide For The Evaluation and Sampling of Arsenic on Surfaces of Pressure Treated Structures

ANSI/Pin Date: October 29, 2007 | Status: On Hold

To provide standardized procedures for investigation, sampling and evaluation of arsenic and/or arsenic compounds on surfaces constructed of pressure treated lumber. The purpose of the investigation is to identify materials are structures that are suspected of containing arsenic and/or arsenic compounds. Describe a standardized methodology for collection of surface samples. Identify and utilize existing accreditations required of laboratories analyzing samples. Data interpretation and recommendations based on concentrations of arsenic and/or arsenic compounds and also information to be included in the report.

Committee Members:
Steve Canter – Chair
Michael Schrantz – Vice Chair
Craig Whittaker
John Gongola
Mike Buettner
Stephanie Reiniche – Secretariat

 

IESO 3210/Standard Guide for the Inspection of an Educational Facility for Moisture Intrusion and Mold Growth

ANSI/Pin Date: October 29, 2007 | Status: Preparing Second Public Review

The purpose is to provide standardized procedures to be used for the investigation of educational structures for readily observable mold or conditions associated with mold amplification. The initial investigative process includes, but is not limited to, initial information gathering, documentation of relevant historical events and observations from an on-site walk-through. There are four potential outcomes: Neither mold nor associated conditions were readily observable. Mold was not readily observable but associated conditions were. Mold was readily observed but no associated conditions were. Readily observed mold and conditions. Outcomes 2, 3 or 4 may warrant additional investigation by a qualified professional.

Committee Members:
Jay Stake – Chair
Steven Welty – Vice Chair
Brad Harr
Ernest Sweet
John P. Lapotaire
Scott Vincent
Stephanie Reiniche – Secretariat

 

IESO – RIA 6000/Standards for Fire Damage Restoration

ANSI/Pin Date: May 2009 | Status: In Development

The standard will be produced by a committee of representatives of the IESO SDC, the Restoration Industry Association, and other stakeholders as appropriate. The standard will be adopted and specified within the fire restoration industry, the insurance industry, and related parties. The standard will provide a basis to determine how to perform restoration services of properties and contents, and how to determine services have been successful. The standard will address safety and environmental issues related to fire restoration and the re-occupancy of properties.

No committee has been formed.

 



PROPOSED STANDARDS

IESO 4500/Device and Procedure for Collection of Dust Samples in Homes and Public Facilities for Allergen Exposure Assessment

ANSI/Pin Date: December 2008 | Status: On Hold

Exposure to indoor allergens is a major risk factor for the development of asthma. The new Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3, http://www.nhlbi.nih.goc/guidelines/asthma) recommend environmental control of allergy and asthma triggers based on home assessments. Collection of dust samples for analysis by a qualified laboratory is a key component of exposure assessment.

No committee has been formed.

 

IESO 4700/Method for Field-testing the Momentary Dehumidification Performance of a Portable Dehumidifier

ANSI/Pin Date: December 2008 | Status: On Hold

This standard applies to the field-testing of the dehumidification performance of portable desiccant and cooling-based dehumidifiers during building drying operations. The purpose of testing under this standard is to establish that the equipment is delivering the expected air flow rate and removing the amount of humidity that its manufacturer intended, given the entering air temperature and its humidity ratio during the test. Variables tested under this standard include the dry air flow rate leaving the equipment, as well as the dry bulb temperature and humidity ratio of that air stream as it enters and leaves the equipment. Tolerances of these measurements are limited by the typical operating range of instruments and procedures which are suitable for field use in a rugged environment. Reliable conclusions from testing using this standard include assessment of the momentary humidity removal rate compared to manufacturers’ expectations for operation at the specific inlet air conditions during the test; conditions which will be changing. This standard does not apply to the high-precision instruments and procedures used to test and to rate such equipment at steady-state conditions in a laboratory environment. This standard also excludes the field measurement of the equipment’s electrical consumption and its fuel burn rate, if any. It also excludes measurement of the external static pressure of the dry air stream as it leaves the dehumidifier.

No committee has been formed.

 

IESO 4400/Thermography to Assist the Restoration of Catastrophic Water Damage

ANSI/Pin Date: December 2008 | Status: On Hold

This standard applies to the use of thermal cameras to help locate and to document areas suspected of having elevated moisture content after a catastrophic water damage event. A catastrophic event is an unexpected, unusual or one-time occurrence, and it is one in which the sources of the water and its initial locations or penetration points are well-understood. This standard does not extend to the use of thermal cameras in forensic building investigations such as determining the causes and pathways of chronic water damage problems or determining the causes and pathways of water leaks through the exterior enclosures of buildings. A chronic water damage problem is one which occurs repeatedly and intermittently over an extended period of time rather than as a one-time, unexpected, catastrophic event.

No committee has been formed.