LAS VEGAS — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.

The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and restore the built environment (i.e. materials, building assemblies, structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment located inside a building envelope).

S400 Chairman Richard Bodo says the standard is being created because the commercial cleaning industry does not currently have industry consensus standards on the proper principles, methods and processes to generally clean and maintain the built environment.

They are seeking volunteers who have knowledge in the manufacturing of cleaning related products; distributors of commercial cleaning goods, equipment and consumables; building service contractors; in-house or captive cleaning providers; managers and administrators of commercial facilities; manufacturers of goods and materials for the commercial built environment; specification writers; design engineers; building engineers; architects; consultants; inspectors; and health professionals.

Consensus body members will begin work on the standard by the end of 2016 with most meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately two years.

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S400 consensus body should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards/s400/ to download the application form. Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org .


The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.