NIA's November 2020 E-News Bulletin
Join Us Dec. 8 for NIA's Business Session and Planning for Uncertain Times in 2021 Panel Presentation

Who: You are invited!
What: NIA Business Session & Planning for Uncertain Times in 2021 Panel Presentation
When: Dec. 8, 2020, 1:45-3:00 p.m. ET
Where: On Zoom

NIA Business Session
All member companies are invited to attend a Virtual Business Session to review and vote on the 2021 NIA Budget and proposed new Board member. Per NIA Bylaws, only Active NIA members, defined as Contractors, Distributors, Fabricators, and Laminators, will be eligible to vote and each Active member company will be entitled to one vote. The Business Session is free for all NIA members. To participate in the Business Session only, email membership@insulation.org and include the participant's name and email address.

New Panel Presentation Webinar: Part 2: Planning for Uncertain Times in 2021
Sponsored by: Johns Manville
 

After the Business Session, we will continue the panel presentation with the industry leaders who took part in NIA's Virtual Fall Summit Keynote Presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Our esteemed panel of thought leaders will pick up where they left off at Fall Summit and will share insights into the unique nature of the insulation industry in 2021 and answer your questions. Hear their views on what is ahead for our industry, including the challenges and the opportunities. Join us for this exclusive industry conversation.

If you registered for NIA's Virtual Fall Summit, then you have been automatically registered at no additional cost for this event. You should have received a calendar invite from Erin Penberthy this week.

If you didn't attend Fall Summit, you can register for $35 for the first person, and $25 for additional attendees from the same company. Click here to register.

For questions, email events@insulation.org.
Save the Dates: NIA Is Planning and Finalizing Our 2021 Meetings & Convention Schedule

Maui Convention Update
While we were all looking forward to the 2021 Annual Convention in Maui in March, NIA leadership has determined that due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and travel restrictions, NIA will not hold an in-person event in the spring of 2021. NIA is currently working with the Maui property to rebook for a future year, so please stay tuned for an announcement soon!

Announcing NIA's Virtual Spring Summit and Fall Convention!
We are excited to announce plans to hold a Virtual Spring Summit and an in-person Fall Convention! In essence, we are flipping our 2 annual meetings: our Spring Summit event will be held online, and our in-person Annual Convention will be held in the fall in the Washington, DC, area. Dates for the Fall Convention will be announced soon too! 

Save the Date for NIA's Virtual Spring Summit: March 15-19, 2021 
Stay tuned for announcements on registration details, schedule, industry speakers, and educational sessions.
Time Is Running Out! Reserve Your Package by Dec. 1
 
New Digital Marketing Opportunities Available to Reach Your Customers in 2021  
 
Insulation Outlook is your forum to showcase your products to end users and to speak to engineers. We are now offering more advertising avenues than ever before!

Email ads@insulation.org to customize your 2021 marketing package by Dec. 1.

Share Your Expertise  
We also make it easy to contribute your project case studies and industry insights through an easy Q&A format. Email editor@insulation.org today!
NIA Informs  
COVID-19 and Related Information for the Insulation Industry
 
OSHA Issues Guidance on Frequently Cited Standards during COVID-19 Inspections 
OSHA has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued. The one-pager and guidance document provide available resources that address the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and the General Duty Clause. Click here to read more.

COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace
A new OSHA Alert provides tips on how heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professionals can help employers optimize building ventilation to reduce the risk of workers being exposed to the coronavirus. Click here to read more.
Primary Reps: Check Your Email Inbox for Your Company's 2021 Membership Renewal Notification

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed your NIA membership! 2021 membership dues renewal invoices were emailed to primary representatives and are due by Dec. 31, 2020.

Click here to pay your company's dues online. To take advantage of discounted check prices, please send a check along with a copy of your dues invoice to:
National Insulation Association (NIA)
516 Herndon Parkway, Suite D
Herndon, VA 20170

We thank you for your continued involvement and support of NIA!

Questions? Email membership@insulation.org.
Resolve to Train Your Staff and Grow Your Business: NIA's Early 2021 Virtual Training Line-Up
 
NIA Launches New Understanding Specifications for Insulation Course  
Save the date of March 2 for NIA's new 5-hour virtual course, Understanding Specifications for Insulation, which will help class participants understand the purpose and complexity of specifications, how they vary between market segments, and how that knowledge can benefit your company.
Two Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Virtual Courses Slated for 2021
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ is a 4-day virtual course that will educate participants on how to inspect and verify that the materials and the insulation system have been installed in accordance with the mechanical insulation specifications.
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program™ (IEAP) is a 2-day virtual course that teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project.
For more information or to learn how to host your own private class, email training@insulation.org
Thank You for Attending NIA's Virtual Fall Summit

We loved seeing our members, and we were thrilled that more than 100 of you joined your colleagues online! If you attended, please share your feedback in our online survey by today, Thursday, Nov. 19. Look for full coverage of NIA's Virtual Fall Summit in the next issue of NIA News.
Product Spotlight:
On-Demand Training   
 
Train Your Team Anytime, from Anywhere 
 
NIA's on-demand training site offers educational content; free business, legal and safety webinars; and insulation installation training. In addition to the free videos found on Vimeo, for $25, members 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.
Note: The pricing that appears on Vimeo On Demand is the non-member pricing, and members receive a significant discount by using their NIA Member Promo Code. Contact membership@insulation.org to get your promo code.     
 
Click here to view NIA's On-Demand Training Portal.
Key Dates

Dec. 8, 2020
NIA Business Session and Panel Presentation: Planning for Uncertain Times in 2021

Feb.10-11 and Feb. 17-18, 2021
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Virtual Course
Register by Jan. 26


Mar. 15-19, 2021
NIA's Virtual Spring Summit

April 14-15, 2021
NIA's Virtual Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP)
Register by Mar. 31, 2021

May 11-12 and May 18-19, 2021
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Virtual Course
Register by Apr. 26

For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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