NIA has a vast collection of technical resources about mechanical insulation and the general insulation industry. Following are ways to get in contact with NIA’s members to learn more about their products, as well as information on codes and specifications for mechanical insulation.

Insulation Products & Providers

For the most up-to-date information on how to use or install insulation products or accessories, it is best to reach out directly to the experts. For contact information on NIA member companies, see the links below.

Online Store

NIA is committed to delivering access to top products and services that provide technical resources, increase industry awareness, and improve worker safety. If you can’t find the product you’re looking for, please contact us at

Member Programs

NIA is pleased to offer numerous programs that benefit our members and the insulation industry. Check out the below pages for more information. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Training and Education Programs

NIA offers 4 distinct training courses to fit the needs of our members and the industry―NIA’s Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ Program, NIA's Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP), 3E Plus® Insulation Software Training Program, and NIA’s Webinar Series. NIA can customize presentations and training programs for your company. For more information about customized trainings, please email

Technical Resources

Looking for answers for your building code and specification questions? Get this and all your other questions answered in NIA’s Technical FAQs.

Do you know what a graybody is? How about galvanic corrosion? Ever wonder what SBCCI stands for? This extensive and handy glossary can help you make sense of even the most technical insulation jargon. Click here to read the glossary.

The North American Commercial & Industrial Insulation Standards manual was developed by the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association (MICA) to serve as a useful resource for commercial and industrial insulation professionals. Widely accepted as the industry standard, the manual is a must-have guide for contractors, engineers, architects, and specifiers.

This 2-hour online training course is designed to educate the industry and promote the benefits of proper design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical insulation. The course is divide into 5 short videos with a test after each section.

See our detailed insulation product specification guides for information on insulation installation. These documents can tell you which products or materials meet various ASTM and specification guidelines and give an analysis of the specific properties of these insulation materials.

Whether you are looking for basic insulation information or need to design a complex insulation system, the Mechanical Insulation Design Guide is the best resource. Designed to assist the novice or the knowledgeable user alike in the design, selection, specification, installation, and maintenance of mechanical insulation, it is the resource for current and complete information.

Insulation Outlook magazine publishes a variety of articles featuring insulation projects in the commercial and industrial building industries. Read more about how to properly specify systems in these industries in our technical article collection.

On Demand Videos

NIA’s online Education Center contains a wealth of training and educational offerings, including webinars and the Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series.
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Research & Data

Interested in reading more market research about the insulation industry and where it’s heading?

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