• 4 Days Left to Register for 2021 Virtual Certified Inspector and Understanding Mechanical Insulation Courses
  • Mechanical Insulation Basics
  • Celebrate Earth Day with Insulation!
  • Save the Date for NIA's Understanding Specifications Virtual Course
  • NIA Reaches 90% Membership Renewal!
  • Insulation Outlook Editorial: MBL Focus
  • The Countdown Is On and Registration Is Open for NIA's First F2F Annual Convention since COVID-19
  • Congratulations to NIA's Award Winners and How to Apply This Year
  • Plus, much more!
Last Chance! Only 4 days left to register for the last inspector course scheduled for 2021!

Deadline: Next Monday for Virtual Courses
NIA's Virtual Understanding Mechanical Insulation (formerly called Introduction to Mechanical Insulation, and Part 1 of the Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ Program) is available as a stand-alone course for those who have some experience in the insulation industry to make them more knowledgeable about mechanical insulation, the industry, and its products.

May 11–12: NIA's Understanding Mechanical Insulation Course

Note: Currently, there are no other inspector courses scheduled in 2021.
NIA's Virtual Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Program, a 2-part, 4-day course to educate insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

Part 1 on May 11–12: NIA's Understanding Mechanical Insulation

Part 2 on May 18–19: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification

Note to registrants: NIA is waiving the pre-qualification for the Mechanical Insulation Basics course as it is currently being updated (see info below). Students will be allowed to take this online course later this year.
Mechanical Insulation Basics: On Demand E-Learning Modules
Formerly known as the “Mechanical Insulation Education and Awareness Campaign E-Learning Modules,” these self-paced, on-demand, e-learning modules are perfect for engineers and insulation personnel who are new to the industry. The series explains the types of insulation on the market, the science and technology of how insulation works, design questions that should be asked for every project, and basic insulation information to help beginners become more knowledgeable about the industry. It will be available on demand in the coming months!
Celebrate Earth Day with Insulation!
As insulation professionals, you know the benefits of insulation and Earth Day gives you a day when people are actively looking and listening for new green ideas. NIA encourages you to share this web page on your social media with the hashtag #thepowerofinsulation and #NIAmeets to help spread the message. Click here for details on NIA's Power of Insulation brochure.

Give the Gift of Insulation this Earth Day!
Do you know an engineer, specifier, building manager/owner, or other insulation end user who should be receiving Insulation Outlook magazine? Please send their contact information to circulation@insulation.org for a free Insulation Outlook gift subscription!
Save the Date: NIA's Understanding Specifications Virtual Course Is Set for June 24
NIA is excited to announce the date for our next Understanding Specifications Course! During this 5-hour virtual course participants will learn about the purpose and complexity of specifications, how they vary between market segments, and how to apply that knowledge to benefit their company. Click here to view a sample agenda.

The next course will take place virtually on June 24, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CT. Registration will be open soon.
Private Hosted Courses Give You Flexibility, Cost Savings, and Convenience
NIA learning programs can be hosted for your company or clients. Contact NIA at training@insulation.org for pricing and more information. Discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation Contributors, and engineers.
90% of NIA’s Members Have Renewed for 2021!
We are getting even closer to reaching our goal of having 100% of NIA members renew for 2021! Haven’t renewed your dues yet? Click here to pay your company's dues online and help us reach 100%. Click here for a list of member companies supporting NIA in 2021.

Coming Up
We also need your help to encourage new companies to join! Our next membership promotion will be available soon and new companies will be able to join NIA for 50% off the normal dues rate and receive full benefits from July–December 2021! Now is a great time to tell others about all of NIA's benefits. As new NIA President Dave Cox says, “Connections and relationships are the backbone and the very foundation of NIA.” Please help us accomplish more this year, because together we can build a stronger tomorrow.

For more information or to check your company's member status, please contact Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email membership@insulation.org. Click here for more details about membership.
Do You Specialize In Metal Building Lamination?
June is your issue! Email editor@insulation.org today if you want to suggest a topic that should be covered.

June: Building Envelope and Metal Buildings
July: Commercial Insulation Systems
NIA's leadership is committed to hosting a high-caliber event where attendees can reconnect and cultivate opportunities to grow an even stronger essential industry.
The Countdown Is On! Register Early for NIA's Annual Convention in October

NIA is excited to see our members F2F (face to face) in 6 months! Registration is open, and we look forward to welcoming our members and industry leaders in person this fall at the MGM National Harbor near Washington, DC, for NIA’s 65th Annual Convention, taking place Oct. 26–28.

In Case You Missed It: Congrats Again to Our Award Winners!
NIA was proud to announce the 2020 Safety Excellence Award winners. NIA’s Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA’s Safety Excellence Award program honors four levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and Metal Building Laminators.

Applications Are Now Open!

Safety Award Applications Due: Sept. 1, 2021 (click here to download)

NIA was thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Premier Industry Manufacturer Awards to recognize and distinguish exemplary insulation manufacturing companies as industry advocates and leaders. Through this program, NIA’s Associate members demonstrate to customers that their company is a recognized leader amongst their peers.

Applications Are Now Open!
The deadline to apply for this FREE member program is Nov. 12, 2021.

Product Spotlight: NIA's Insulation Sampler
NIA Members: $220*
Non-Members: $300*

 *Shipping is paid at-cost, using UPS Ground service, unless otherwise arranged. Pricing above includes the $15 handling fee for each Sampler ordered.To take advantage of discounted check prices, please email niainfo@insulation.org or call the NIA office at 703-464-6422.
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories. These small, portable sample boxes are designed for ease of use, with an illustrative product schematic guide that denotes the product type. Each sample has its own compartment space to remain organized and undamaged within the sample box.

In developing this kit, NIA aimed to represent many major mechanical insulation types. The kit is an excellent tool for your internal training and resource library, as well as external sales discussions and presentations.

Key Dates

May 11-12
Register by Apr. 26
Virtual Course

May 11-12 and May 18-19
Register by Apr. 26
Virtual Course

June 24
Registration Opens Soon for the Virtual Course

July 13-16
July Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
Hotel Viking Newport, Rhode Island
August 2021
Technical Information Committee Virtual Meeting

Oct. 26-28
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland
For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

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