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April 3, 2020 NACE International Webcast: Interpreting COVID-19 Legislation's Impact on NACE Members' Small Businesses Date: April 6, 2020 Time: 4:30 CDT Register Now Join NACE policy experts for an in-depth analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Learn how small business owners, contractors, and self-employed individuals can benefit from this legislation, find out if you are eligible to receive financial relief, and receive guidance on how to interpret the provisions of each bill. The live presentation will include a Q&A period. The entire ...
This is the 12th of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between SSPC and NACE leadership regarding a possible combined association.  Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February ...
This is the 11th of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.   Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message.  Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February ...
Houston, Texas – After a year in development, NACE International is pleased to announce the rollout of its flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP) in a blended learning format that splits the course into online and in-person components. The first virtual CIP Level 1 class will be held March 29 – 30, 2020. Originally planned for release this summer, NACE instructors are opening their schedules to meet the requests of students who were registered for in-person classes that have been canceled due to the global COVID-19 health crisis. Designed to accommodate students who can’t travel for extended periods of time or spend five consecutive days off work, the curriculum ...
Houston, Texas – March 14, 2020 – Today NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the resolution to bring the combination of NACE and SSPC, including the creation of “NewOrg” (actual name TBD) and “NewOrg Institute” (actual name also TBD), to a member vote. Following the board’s vote, the next step toward combining the organizations is a member vote by the full memberships of both NACE and SSPC which will be held online from April 3-17, 2020. “After extensive discussions and meetings over the past year the NACE board came to today’s vote with a thorough understanding of how and why combining these two organizations will benefit ...
This is the tenth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between SSPC and NACE leadership regarding a possible combined association.   Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February ...
We take the health and safety of our students and instructors seriously and it is our first priority as news of local coronavirus cases have been reported in Houston. NACE International has been closely monitoring and following recommended guidelines and safety measures for “congregate settings” issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at our facility in Houston and have taken the following “social distancing” precautions: Classrooms are being disinfected regularly Extra hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes have been made available Classroom set ups are being re-arranged wherever ...
General Questions Q: Is it true that CORROSION 2020 has been postponed? A: Yes, due to ongoing concerns about the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and after numerous discussions with exhibitors and attendees, our Board of Directors determined that for the safety and well-being of the industry, the conference shall be postponed until June 14-18, 2020. Q: Are the events postponed as well? A: All other events associated with CORROSION 2020 Conference & Expo are also postponed, including events hosted by the NACE Foundation and NACE Institute, and other activities organized by NACE International which will now take place in June. More details will be ...
This is the ninth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.   Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February ...
Last updated March 6, 2020 These FAQs relating to the proposed combination are informational only and will be updated from time to time in connection with same. Certification Both NACE and SSPC have robust, longstanding and internationally recognized certification and accreditation programs. We recognize the value that professionals and employers place on the credentials, and the pride displayed by the people and companies who earn them. The NACE-SSPC Task Group is focused on minimizing the disruption to the industry while maintaining overall program quality and continuity.  To that end, the task group has agreed to the following: All current ...
The newly created NACE Standards Board is a distinct body from the NACE Standards Committees. While the Standards Committees report directly to the Standards Board, each body has its own unique operating manual, and its own set of responsibilities. Let’s examine the differences, and why they are important. NACE STANDARDS BOARD The primary responsibility of the NACE Standards Board is to set strategic direction and provide oversight to our standards program. This includes targeting key strategic partnerships with other standards developing organizations, associations, governments, regulatory bodies, etc. The Standards Board is also responsible for the overall ...
This is the eighth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.  Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February ...
The health and safety of our members, staff, and all participants in NACE International activities and events is our top priority. NACE is closely monitoring all national and international recommendations and guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been and will continue to follow all recommended guidelines and safety measures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) . Following is an update on the status of our events and courses worldwide. Global Courses and Events: To date China is the only country where NACE has canceled courses and postponed exams due to the temporary ...
This is the seventh of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.   Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message.  Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update ...
The new NACE Standards Development Program is entirely focused on meeting NACE industry needs for new, current, and technically accurate standards. The structure consists of balanced standing committees of dedicated volunteer technical experts.   Committee Voting Members have specific voting and meeting attendance obligations to ensure robust, responsive, and balanced participation from all stakeholder groups. Committee’s and Committee Officer’s time is devoted exclusively to standards development (other oversight responsibilities – Technical Exchange Groups, Symposia, etc., remains with TCC).   A few additional benefits include: Membership in NACE ...
This is the sixth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association. Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February 14 - ...
National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Surface Preparation and Coatings (SP&C) Panel Meeting Tuesday, March 17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SP&C Panel Meeting is a great forum for diverse groups to come together and inspire the research, evaluation, development, and sustainment of current and emerging technologies. The desired outcomes of these efforts are reduced costs in construction, maintenance, and repairs and/or enhanced quality of coatings and corrosion control of Naval and commercial vessels. These meetings offer the participants an opportunity for engagement; from suppliers to shipbuilders, to improve ...
This is the fifth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.  Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - ...
Houston, Texas – February 3, 2020 – The NACE International Board of Directors announces the  unanimously approved slate of members of the new NACE Standards Board. The Standards Board is authorized to provide oversight and management of NACE International’s standards and its chair holds a voting seat on the NACE International board.  “The members of the new NACE International Standards Board come from a decidedly global arena with four of our ten members hailing from countries outside North America,” said Interim Standards Board Chair, Cris Conner. “This is a big step toward our goal of ensuring that NACE International is truly representative of the worldwide ...
This is the fourth of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association. Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. Ongoing Update Schedule Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1 Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update Update #6 - February 14 - Next Steps ...