RIA, IAQAA to host Environmental Day

Conference will examine current issues with indoor air quality and public health.

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), in conjunction with the Indoor Air Quality Association Australia (IAQAA), will host a one-day conference focused on creating healthier buildings with filtration, ventilation, and validation.

The Environmental Day will examine current issues with indoor air quality and public health, with speakers to address topics including epidemiology, toxicology, microbiology, environmental chemistry, and restoration.

The educational session will be held on Wednesday, 25 May and is in conjunction with the RIA Australasian Restoration Industry Conference and Tradeshow.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Understanding risk of infection in buildings, measuring air exchange and using COVID calculators – Brad Prezant, Principal Consultant, Prezant Environmental
  • Indoor air quality and public health: will new tools make linkage easier? Dr Nicholas Osbourne, Associate Professor, The University of Queensland
  • Chemistry and the effects on indoor air quality – Everard Paynter, Manager, Actichem
  • How air purifiers can mitigate mould growth in buildings – Gregor Riese, Director, Opira NSW
  • Respiratory protection – Heidi Scott, Principal Hygiene, BHP and Jason Green, Principal Consultant – Occupational Hygiene, Greencap
  • Design it dry, build it dry, let it dry – Jesse Clarke, Innovation and R&D Manager, Pro Clima
  • After fire and floods, what’s next? A hazmat perspective – Julie Sullivan, Team Manager – Occupational Hygiene, Greencap
  • Panel discussion: How do we incorporate COVID into business as usual for the indoor air quality community – Dr Melissa Marot, Organisational Psychologist; Bradley Prezant, Principal Consultant, Prezant Environmental; Jason Green, Principal Consultant – Occupational Hygiene, Greencap; Jeremy Stamkos, CEO, Restoration Industry Consultants; Patrick Chambers, Mechanical Project Engineer, Stantec

The RIA Australasian Restoration Industry Conference will be held at Twin Waters Novotel on the Sunshine Coast from Wednesday, 25 May – Friday, 27 May 2022.

The event will include educational sessions, optional training courses, and networking events.

Globally, RIA represents more than 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals from 1100 member firms specialising in textiles, environmental issues, and restoration.

The IAQAA is dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public.

More information about the Environmental Day can be found here.

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