NIA's February 2021 E-News Bulletin, Vol. 2
Deadline Tomorrow: NIA's Virtual Spring Summit
Key Dates & Deadlines*

You don't want to miss out on our next members-only event, NIA's Virtual Spring Summit, taking place online Mar. 16-18. We encourage you to register by the early-bird deadline of Feb. 19 to receive the lowest registration rate, your event swag bag (with a phone charger, webcam cover, and hand sanitizer!), and all of your committee meeting materials.
Speakers & Sessions: More Keynote Speakers than EVER Before: 3 Speakers in 3 Days!
Attend three keynote sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that address the latest on our evolving environment and trends. Keynote speaker presentations will be available online to attendees for a limited time following the Virtual Spring Summit.

  • What’s Up in Washington? An Insider’s Legislative Outlook with Jade C. West, Chief Government Relations Officer, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
  • The Business Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine with Martha Roherty, Executive Director, ADvancing States
  • Anirban Basu and the Chamber of Data, Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.
  • Plus, 10 targeted industry sessions, many with speakers
  • Thank you to our sponsors: Johns Manville and Distribution International


Networking & Value
Most in-person sales meetings and networking events have been canceled this spring, but NIA is offering one of the only ways for the industry to reconnect. To encourage participation, NIA offers registration rates as low as $175 for member companies that register multiple people. Plus, our virtual event eliminates travel costs such as airfare and hotel expenses.


*Please note that registration for the Virtual Spring Summit is required to attend any portion of the event, including committee meetings.
Free Webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 23
During this webinar, attendees will learn key retention strategies in this time of remote work and COVID-19-resulted obstacles, such as government shutdowns and COVID-19 exposures at construction jobsites. Presenters Laura Cataldo and Kurt Siebenaller of Baker Tilly US, LLP, will share unique strategies for the construction industry related to flexibility, compensation, communication, development, and resilience to help craft a desirable company culture and retain your existing workforce.

Key Strategies for Retaining Talent during COVID-19—Click here to register now!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m. ET
Scan to Link with NIA on LinkedIn!
Easily join your NIA colleagues on LinkedIn by scanning the QR code to open up NIA's new LinkedIn page. We will be sharing professional development, learning program, and networking opportunities for our members and the mechanical insulation industry. We invite you to follow our LinkedIn page today!

If you are a committee leader, committee member, a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser, or Certified Insulation inspector, you can now add that NIA certification or experience to your LinkedIn profile and connect back to NIA's LinkedIn page.

NIA's Virtual Appraisal Course Offered Apr. 14-15
IEAP logo
NIA is excited to hold a virtual version of our Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP), a two-day course that teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project. This course educates participants on how to conduct a facility walkthrough, use the 3E Plus® software, utilize infrared cameras during inspections, understand steam efficiencies, analyze and complete an appraisal spreadsheet, and present your customer with a final report.

Help Us Get to 100% Renewal and Show Your NIA Pride!
Thank you to our member companies that renewed their membership dues for 2021! Click here to view a new web page featuring NIA member companies that have renewed for 2021.

Now you can show the industry and end users that you are proud of your NIA affiliation by posting the Proud Member logo on your company's website and linking it to NIA's website.

For a high-resolution logo, please email publications@insulation.org.

Haven't renewed your dues yet? Click here to pay your company's dues online. 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.
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Upcoming issue themes include:
April: Captains of Industry
May: Insulation, the Forgotten Technology
June: Building Envelope and Metal Buildings
July: Commercial Insulation Systems
August: Marine Systems
September/October: Annual Convention Issue
November: Industrial Insulation Systems and Coatings
December: Preparing for the Future—Technology and the Insulation Industry
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Now Virtual: CxEnergy 2021
CxEnergy, the premier industry event in commissioning, energy management and building diagnostics is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This April (every Tuesday and Thursday), CxEnergy Virtual is poised to deliver another stellar event with a mix of 16 AIA-approved live and pre-recorded technical presentations, covering case studies in commissioning and energy management in buildings and facilities, energy data analytics, critical updates to codes & standards, and more. CxEnergy 2021 Virtual is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and the Energy Management Association (EMA).

Learn more and register at www.CxEnergy.com.
FREE to ACG, AABC, and EMA members; $199 for non-members (NIA members receive a 10% discount with promo code NIA10).
NIA Informs: OSHA Upcoming Deadlines
Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadlines are coming up for contractors.
In Case You Missed It: Good News! Our Maui Convention Has Been Booked for March 2023!
Who was looking forward to going to Maui this year for Convention? We all were, and we have some good news to share! NIA's 67th Annual Convention is now scheduled for March 15-17, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, in Maui, Hawaii. Visit the resort's web page and start planning your island getaway! See you there in 2023!
Product Spotlight
Note: The pricing that appears on Vimeo On Demand is the nonmember pricing, not what you pay! Members receive a significant discount by using their NIA Member Promo Code. Contact membership@insulation.org to get your promo code.  
On-Demand Training Portal
NIA's pre-recorded webinars are free for NIA members and can be accessed through NIA's On-Demand Training Portal. In addition to the free videos found, users can order and stream:
  • The English version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series;
  • The Spanish version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series; and
  • The newly updated Fasteners Video.

Key Dates
 
Feb. 23
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Feb. 25
Technical Information Committee Meeting
12:30-3:30 p.m. ET

Mar. 2

Mar. 11
Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET (virtual)

Mar. 15
Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
3:30-5:00 p.m. ET (virtual)

Mar. 16-18
Register by Feb. 19 for the lowest price!

Mar. 19
Board of Directors and Council of Committees Meeting (closed meeting)
9:00-11:30 a.m. ET (virtual)

Apr. 14-15
Register by Mar. 31
 
May 11-12 and May 18-19
Register by Apr. 26

July 13-16
July Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
Hotel Viking Newport, Rhode Island
 
Oct. 26-28
NIA's 65th Annual Convention
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland
 
For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

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