Deadline Alert! Register by Thursday, Oct. 7, for In-Person Specification Training on Oct. 25
When: Oct. 25, 2021
Where: MGM National Harbor, Maryland
Registration Deadline: Oct. 7

Two fun facts about NIA's Understanding Specifications course:
+ 64 people have already taken the course this year!
+ When surveyed, 95% said they would recommend taking this course!

This 5-hour course benefits those involved in the design and application of mechanical insulation for both new construction and maintenance. You will have a greater understanding of specifications after taking this course, whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran.

Click here to register and learn more. Discounts are available if you are attending NIA's Convention.
Coming Up Next Week: Passive Fire Protection in Industrial Applications, an Owens Corning-Sponsored Free Webinar
When: Oct. 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Owens Corning's Technical Services Engineer Alec Cusick and Technical Leader Doug Fast

During this webinar, you will learn about design considerations and how thermal insulation can provide passive fire protection on industrial process piping and equipment.

October Is Careers in
Construction Month
Careers in Construction Month is a nationwide campaign held in October to increase awareness, inspire future generations, and make an impact on the perceptions of our essential industry. We love sharing good news about the insulation industry!

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Twitter: NIAinfo & InsulationInfo
It's Not Too Late! NIA's Annual Convention Regular Registration Closes Next Week on Wednesday, Oct. 13
Your NIA Executive Committee cannot wait to see everyone in just a few weeks at Annual Convention!
NIA's Annual Convention is just a few weeks away, and we invite you to make your plan to reconnect at the MGM National Harbor, Maryland, Oct. 26–28, 2021. Regular registration ends on Oct. 13.

Safety is a top priority for NIA, MGM, and our leadership. Click here for the latest safety guidelines.

View the schedule of events, education programs, and industry sessions. Guests are welcome, too!

Convention attendees qualify for a discounted registration rate for NIA's in-person Understanding Specifications Course on Oct. 25 at the MGM National Harbor. Register by Oct. 7.
Bonus Time for Insulation Outlook Advertisers
We are excited about our new, innovative opportunities to help you grow your business in 2022! Whether you are looking to extend your digital reach, highlight your tech-savvy solutions, or target the unique end-user audience that only Insulation Outlook can do, we can create a customized option for your company.

As an early-bird bonus, when you confirm your package by Nov. 15, you lock in the 2021 rates for 2022.

A Huge Thank You to Our Members! 15-for-12 Deadline Extended to Friday, Oct. 8
We offer our thanks for everyone who has suggested potential new members during our once-a-year 15-for-12 Membership Promotion! We have extended the promotion through Friday, Oct. 8, so first-time member companies can join NIA and receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12! That's full membership benefits through Dec. 31, 2022!

If you know of a company that should be a member of NIA, please contact Aimee Doyle or Kristin DiDomenico at 703-464-6422 or email We are happy to reach out to them as we wrap-up this membership promotion and ensure they are included in the 2022 Membership Directory.

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Become Certified This Year
Virtual Appraisal Certification Course in November, Register by Oct. 21
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program™ (IEAP) certification-level course will teach students the necessary information to give facility managers a better understanding of the true dollar and performance value of their insulated systems and present the customer with a final report that outlines the potential savings and emission reductions that mechanical insulation can provide.

When: Nov. 9-10, 2021
Where: Virtual
Registration Deadline: Click here to register by Oct. 21

In-Person Inspector Certification Course Starts on Nov. 30 in Houston

NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ is beneficial for anyone who has responsibility for contracts, maintenance, business development, quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC), project oversight, safety, inspections, estimating, management, product development, mechanical insulation system design, and specification development.

NIA is receiving requests for Certified Inspectors and for training as inspection of insulation systems is now being specified in projects.You'll want to have at least one NIA Certified Inspector on your team!

When: Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2021
Where: Houston, Texas
Registration Deadline: Nov. 10

Manufacturers: Confirm Your Company's Participation by Nov. 12

Let NIA Track Your Points for the Premier Industry Manufacturer Award
You can't earn NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Award if you don't apply, and NIA makes it easy to be rewarded for the actions you are already taking! Available exclusively to NIA Associate member companies, this program helps them demonstrate that they are recognized leaders. Detailed information was sent to Associate member primary representatives.

Product Feature: NIA's Insulation Estimator's Handbook
This classic NIA reference tool has gotten a complete update! Known throughout the industry for providing the data needed for almost every type of mechanical insulation estimate, this 215-page spiral-bound handbook contains valuable technical information for estimating insulation, as well as formulas and conversions, information on insulation accessories, and technical variables of an insulation project. Available in digital and print formats.
Visit NIA's Online Store or email for more information.
Key Dates & Deadlines
Oct. 7
Metal Building Laminator Committee Meeting
Tampa, Florida (in-person event)

Oct. 12
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Oct. 25
MGM National Harbor, Maryland (in-person course)

Oct. 26-28
MGM National Harbor, Maryland (in-person event)

Nov. 9-10
Virtual course

Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Houston, Texas (in-person course)
For more information on NIA events, please email
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