The BC Insulators Union, the BC Insulation Contractors Association and TIAC joined forces to make a very successful presentation on Mechanical Insulation to the WSP Canada Group of Engineers in Victoria recently.
BC Insulators Vice-President Neil Munro, Brian Hofler and Steve Clayman made a presentation to 13 engineers extolling the benefits of Mechanical Insulation, while emphasizing the need for installation by Red Seal Insulators, and inspection through the QAC 3rd Party Inspection program.
The WSP engineers had a number of questions and related their own stories of experiences with poorly installed MI and the difficulty having their own specification and standards met. They were very receptive to our presentation and we look forward to seeing our requests for more stringent standards included in their next specification.
Building on this success we are arranging presentations with other prominent engineering firms and municipalities using this same formula. This type of joint presentation is proving to be very successful, as a unified industry we carry much more weight in front of decision makers at all levels.
BCICA also has a report on the presentation at their website.