2014 I-RIM Conference Was A Big Success
Olathe, KS - The 2014 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference was held March 5-7 at the Crowne Plaza Dockland Hotel in London. The event hosted guests from 15 countries including the U.S., Canada, India, UK, France, Italy, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Scotland, Slovenia, Portugal, Mexico and Israel.
The 2-1/2 day conference was described as a great success, providing excellent workshops conducted by industry experts such as Michael Weingaertler of Euroconstruct, Carol Houghton of CHJConsult Associates, Noble Francis of Construction Products Association, Salem Farkh of CSTB, Nico Hendriks of KIWA, Ray Williams of National Physical Laboratory, Dr. Hamed Saber of National Research Council of Canada, Shikha Ebrahim of Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Tim Fenn an architect specializing in refurbishment, Dr. David Yarbrough of R&D Services Inc., Dr. Mario Medina from the University of Kansas, Steve Baden from RESNET and many others.
RIMA-I President Michael Boulding (TVM Building Products) hosted the event assisted by International Committee Chairman Jeff Thistle (International Converter) which covered topics such as the economic outlook in Europe, Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Housing Market, Standardization, Thermal Performance of Reflective Products, Assessment and Certification of Reflective Insulation, Evaluation of Performance of Reflective Insulation, Using State-of-the-Art Software to Predict Heating/Cooling Load Reductions from Radiant Barriers, Computer Simulations of Enclosed Reflective Air Spaces, Measuring Thermal Performance of Structures Using Hot Box Apparatus, the Effects of Dust Accumulations, Hybrid Systems and more.
International updates were also given for reflective products being used in various regions around the world; and information on RIMA International and how this global association is working to educate on the benefits and uses of reflective products to save energy was also shared.
The event also included a trade show event featuring companies such as RoyOMartin, International Converter, Dunmore Corporation, LL Flex, Torninova, and Aerolam Insulation. Trade show time included a cocktail reception on day one and lunch on day two. These social gatherings were a great networking opportunity for all conference guests.
The next international event will be held in 2016 -? location to be announced. For more information on the 2014 I-RIM Conference including photos of the event, visit www.rimainterantional.org and select the I-RIM Conference menu option.
RIMA-I represents reflective insulation, radiant barrier and interior radiation control coating (IRCC) manufacturers and other companies that are active within the industry. RIMA-I exists to educate the
marketplace on the benefits of reflective technologies and to represent member's interests in establishing ASTM standards for testing and installation procedures. For more information, visit www.rimainternational.org.