Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Water Damage Remediation Basics
BC Housing: 3 Group A CPD Points * IICRC: 3.0 CEC Hours * RIA 3.0 CEC Credits
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Event Description
Water damages have significantly increased as a result of greater warming trends that contribute to significant storms and flooding, more amenities such as; bathrooms, plumbed ice and coffee makers along with poor quality products and workmanship. This has greatly impacted the insurance and restoration contractor business. Due to this substantial increase in water losses, great strides have been taken by the insurance industry to reduce the number of claims or changing coverages and control the costs of restoration.
This course considers a number of aspects associated with water damages including but not limited to:
• Understanding the role of the owner, property manager, the Broker, Adjuster, and the
• An overview of the restoration and drying process from start to finish
• How to prevent indoor or environmental issues during and after the restoration process
• An overview of how to deal with structural materials, contents and reconstruction
• How to prevent liabilities associated with hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos
• Steps taken to reduce business interruption and additional living expenses
• Contributors to the increase of claims
• The channel and importance of effective communication
This course will appeal to:
• Restoration firms
• Trades
• Project managers and staff working on restoration projects
• Owners / Managers / Estimators of restoration firms
• Insurance Adjusters
• Superintendents
• Restoration technicians
• Demolition and rebuild staff
• Restoration Sub-Trades
• Insurance Brokers and Adjustors and other interested parties.
Instructor: Art Johnson, CR, WLS, CVB
Art has been in the cleaning & restoration industry since 1988. He grew from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of a company with almost 200 employees. He has served the roles of a one-man technician to being the Senior Operations Manager of a large, very successful restoration company.
He is certified by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) as a Water Loss Specialist and a Certified Restorer, and by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, as a Master Restorer and Cleaner. He is also a Certified Value Builder Advisor.
With the RIA, Art has proudly served on, and for a time chaired, the Water Loss Institute. He co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA (ASCR). He was on the RIA Board of Directors, was the first Chair of the RIA Canadian Council and currently services as Council Chair on the Canadian Education Committee.
He has served on the Executive Committee of the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, which is dedicated to improving workplace health and safety in the BC restoration industry.
Art has been published in many industry journals, been featured on numerous news and talk show programs and has presented to various groups including the insurance industry, property owners and managers, and industry specialists.He has also been a leader in dealing with Hoarding claims and has taught on this subject across Canada.
Art is the proud recipient of the 2011 Industry recognized, Martin L. King award for outstanding service to the industry.
This course will assist anyone with an IICRC designation to maintain their CEC requirements and also provide an update on what changes and advances are being made in the restoration industry. This course qualifies for 0.5 CEC Credit for the IICRC.


Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
Member $150.00
Non-Member $200.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
8:00am - 8:30am
Registration and hot breakfast buffet
8:30am - 12:00pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.


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