RIA Project Management Course
RIA’s Project Management Course brings a restoration professional through the full life cycle and flow of a project; from when the phone rings to cashing the check. This course centers around the framework of project management but relates the information back to the industry in a very relevant way that would benefit any project manager. The Project Management course is a prerequisite for RIA advanced designations. By focusing on the first five steps of a project life-cycle (Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Project Performance, Project Close), this relatable course gives students tips and tricks to enhance their understanding of how to think ahead, plan effectively, and manage a well- organized and successful project. 13 CEs available for completion.
Craig Powers is the Corporate Director of Restoration for COIT Cleaning & Restoration residing in Seattle, WA. He is a 30 Year Cleaning & Restoration industry professional that has successfully completed several thousand water damage, mold remediation and fire damage projects around the Country. He currently sits on the Restoration Industry Association Board of Directors, Education Committee, IICRC S-550 Consensus Body Member drafting a new commercial water damage standard and is an IICRC Master Water Restorer, Master Fire Restorer and holds the IICRC’s advanced certification of Applied Mold Remediation Specialist, Mold Removal Specialist and holds the Florida Mold Remediation License as well as the Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and is RIA CLS certified. Craig has a particular passion for large commercial and industrial losses involving high rise multi-tenant properties.
Craig frequently speaks at and attends industry events, sharing his passion for all things disaster restoration. He has authored water damage and mold remediation SOP’s for a large corporation and is a consultant to restoration companies and insurance companies for large loss disaster restoration.
Penny Tralau is the Founder and Managing director of Mould Rescue, where she is a Certified Specialist in Mould Removal in Australia. Penny holds many acclaimed RIA certifications, including her Certified Restorer (CR), Certified Mold Professional, Content Loss Specialist and Water Loss Specialist designations. Penny also holds the highest designation of Triple Master, as well as a myriad of IICRC certifications including her CDS, FSRT, HST, AMRT and WRT…to only name a few! Penny was the Co-founder and past secretary at IAQA Chapter, as well as Past NSW President at Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Association of Australia. Penny has been selected to be on the international team for the development of a new RIA Certification, the Environmental Risk Specialist (ERS), and of course, has lead the re-development and content creation of this Project Management Course. Penny was also selected to be on the team to develop the new IICRC Field Safety Guide, as well as to be on the Conesus body for the new ANSI/IICRC S410 Infection Control Standard.