• Free Industry Webinar Next Week!
  • NIA Advocates on Building Codes
  • Take Dave Cox's Selfie Challenge
  • Got a Minute for the Health & Safety Committee?
  • Register Now for NIA's Understanding Specifications Virtual Course
  • Message from Dave Cox: Help Us Reach Our 100% Membership Renewal Goal!
  • A Call for Subject Matter Experts
  • Insulation Outlook Editorial: Focus on Commercial and Marine
  • Join Us at NIA's First F2F Annual Convention since COVID-19
  • How to Apply for NIA's Awards
  • NIA News Sneak Peek
  • Plus more!
Next Friday, the 2021 Insulation Industry Policy Conference Webinar Series Looks at Future ICC Code Changes
Topic: Pursuing a More Resilient Future through Building Codes
When: Friday, May 14, 2021, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Ryan Colker, Vice President of Innovation, International Code Council (ICC)

How is the ICC helping communities across the country and the globe use the power of building codes to drive toward a more resilient future? In his presentation, Ryan will focus on the ICC's efforts to position the adoption and enforcement of building codes as a critical measure for achieving higher performing, more resilient buildings and communities.

Free Webinar! Click here to register.
Ryan Colker, Vice President of Innovation at the International Code Council
NIA Advocates for Federal and State Action on Building Codes
NIA Calls on Biden Administration to Act Now to Improve Building Code Adoption
NIA joined 18 other industry and consumer organizations calling on the Biden administration to take executive action to update all federal programs that reference building energy codes for compliance to the current ASHRAE 90.1-2019/2021 IECC. If successful, the impact on new commercial and residential construction would be substantial in reducing greenhouse gases and increasing building resiliency. Click here to read more.

Building Awareness of Robust State-Level Building Energy Codes
NIA and our partner organizations are working together to alert governors' offices across the country for the adoption of more robust building energy codes. Part of this plan involves alerting the state administrations to the existing processes and authority in their state. For example, NIA and our partners asked Illinois Deputy Governor Mitchell to actively support a clean or unamended adoption of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). We hope the 2021 IECC review and adoption process provides an opportunity to delete weakening amendments in the current code for both residential and commercial buildings. Click here to read more.
Everywhere You Look Is Insulation Outlook! Take Dave's Selfie Challenge
To promote the awesome power of insulation, NIA President Dave Cox invites insulation professionals to spread the word about the value of insulation and Insulation Outlook magazine. He is challenging us all to take a selfie with your issue of NIA's magazine—at home, in front of the insulation at your plant, or on vacation—to promote insulation anywhere and everywhere. Send your photos to editor@insulation.org and post them on social media with #NIAmeets.

Connect with NIA on social media to share your photos!
Dave and Trudy Cox at Bryce Canyon in Utah—with their copy of Insulation Outlook magazine.
Help Make Sure Everyone Who Should Be Reading about Insulation Is Getting Insulation Outlook!
Do you know a coworker, 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!
Help Out the Health & Safety Committee in Less than a Minute!
The Health & Safety Committee would like your input and ideas for upcoming meeting topics. What topic would you be most interested in hearing about during a Health & Safety Committee session? Do you want to hear about ladder safety or COVID-19 claims or something completely different? This committee meeting is open to everyone, and NIA's Health & Safety leadership, PCI's Mike Hill and Irex's Bill McCaffrey, would like to hear from you!

NIA's Understanding Specifications Virtual Course Is Set for June 24
Register Now: The Last Course Sold Out!
Registration is now open for NIA's Understanding Specifications Course, taking place online June 24! 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.

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.
Dave Cox Wants You to Renew So We Can Be Together for Tomorrow!
90% of NIA’s Members Have Renewed for 2021!

Our 100% renewal goal is so close! If your company has not renewed for 2021, click here to pay your company's dues online and help us reach our goal. Put NIA President Dave Cox's Together for Tomorrow theme into action! Click here for a list of member companies supporting NIA in 2021.

Coming up for July–December 2021
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.

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.
Keynote Speaker: Doug Harris, Kaleidoscope Group CEO/Thought Leader
Sponsored Event
ABC's Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Summit
Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC's) virtual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) Summit on Monday, June 14, will explore the complexity of IDE in today's world and evaluate its historical journey and sustainable future in the construction industry.

Doug Harris, CEO of the Kaleidoscope Group, will lead attendees in an interactive, and virtual discussion on fostering inclusion and ultimately achieving exceptional business outcomes.

Call for Subject Matter Experts: An Invitation to Tell Us About Yourself!
Our member companies cover a diverse range of specialties, and so do their employees! We want to know more about the people who make up our member companies! Tell us what your areas of expertise are, such as estimating, construction technology, field safety, supply chain management, etc.

Email niainfo@insulation.org and we will get in touch!
Do You Specialize in Commercial Insulation Systems?
The July issue of Insulation Outlook is where you want to be! Email editor@insulation.org today if you want to suggest a topic that should be covered or ads@insulation.org to further build your brand.

July: Commercial Insulation Systems
August: Marine Insulation Systems
We encourage you to get vaccinated and join us F2F for this long-awaited, high-caliber event!
The Countdown Is On for NIA's Annual Convention in October

In less than 6 months, NIA members will gather F2F (face-to-face)! 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.Guests are welcome too, and fall is a fabulous time to explore all that the National Harbor and Washington, DC, area have to offer.

Applications Are Now Open for NIA Awards Programs!
Safety Award Applications Due: Sept. 1, 2021

The deadline to apply for this FREE Associate member program is Nov. 12, 2021.

Exclusive Preview: NIA News
In this issue of NIA News, we share highlights from NIA’s successful Virtual Spring Summit as well as developing plans for NIA’s F2F 65th Annual Convention, October 26–28, 2021, at the MGM National Harbor. We also have details about upcoming virtual learning programs and a recap from the Young Professional Advisory Committee’s second mentor pairing. Plus, get a preview of NIA’s July Long-Range Planning meeting, NIA’s Foundation actions, the most recent Safety Corner insights from NIA’s legal counsel, and more.The print and digital editions will be sent to you very soon!

Coming Soon: NIA's Revised
Insulation Estimator's Handbook
This classic NIA reference tool is getting a complete update! Known throughout the industry for providing the data needed for almost every type of mechanical insulation estimate, this book contains valuable technical information for estimating insulation, as well as formulas and conversions, information on insulation accessories, and technical variables of an insulation project.

Stay tuned for more information on pre-release discounted, members-only pricing to be shared in NIA’s communications later this summer!


Key Dates

May 11-12
Registration closed for this virtual course

May 11-12 and May 18-19
Registration closed for this virtual course

May 14, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET

June 24
Registration Deadline: June 9
Virtual course

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

July/August 2021
Technical Information Committee Virtual Meeting

October 6-8
Metal Building Laminator Committee Meeting
Tampa, Florida

Oct. 26-28
MGM National Harbor, Maryland

November 9-10
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2021
Virtual course
 
For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

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