NIA’s Education Center

NIA’s Education Center

NIA’s Education Center is a new concept in training and education for the insulation industry to meet the growing need for easily accessible, on-demand training from a trusted industry source. With more than 30 topics in development, it will be the go-to national resource for information and training tools specifically designed for anyone who is involved in the mechanical insulation industry.

Why Subscribe?
Benefits of NIA’s Premier Training Subscription

  • Variety: Training is available to increase skills for every professional on your team
  • Convenience: Content is offered on demand, ranging from a few minutes to up to an hour
  • Complimentary access to popular NIA training programs, such as NIA’s Mechanical Insulation Basics
  • Cost Savings: For one low annual fee, all your employees receive access.

Free Industry Resources—Available to Everyone

  • Insulation Materials Specification Chart
  • Guide to Insulation Product Specifications
  • Insulation Science Glossary
  • Mechanical Insulation Design Guide
  • Insulation calculators

Resources Available to NIA Members Only

  • Select microlearning courses (ranging from a few minutes to 1 hour)
  • Access to new sponsored and partner webinars, as well as previously recorded webinars
  • Exclusive member programs (Safety Excellence Awards, Premier Industry Manufacturer Award, NIA’s Insurance Program, etc.)
  • NIA News, NIA’s members-only newsletter
  • Free gift subscriptions to Insulation Outlook magazine for your employees and clients
  • NIA’s annual Buyer’s Guide: Insulation Products and Providers (with your company listed)
  • Exclusive access to the NIA Diversity & Inclusion Tool Kit
  • New content! Recent additions include:
    • Chilled Water and Refrigeration Insulation Systems
    • Guide to Insulation Fastening
    • Insulation Selection for Power Generation
    • Passive Fire Protection in Industrial Applications
    • Safety Update: Heat Illness Prevention
    • What’s New in Version 5.1 of 3E Plus®
    • 3E Plus® Basics

Resources Available with Premier Training subscription

These additional resources are available with an annual subscription fee, which gives all your employees access to exclusive content in addition to the free and members-only resources listed above.

  • Mechanical Insulation Basics (formerly known as the E-Learning Modules)
  • Mechanical Insulation Installation videos
  • New content Available Now:
    • Harassment in the Workplace
    • Hitting the Jackpot with DOE's Carbon Emissions Reduction Programs
    • Human Resources for Small Contractors
    • Mechanical Insulation Shapes and Forms
    • The Importance of a Written Safety Program
    • What You Need to Know Before an OSHA Compliance Inspection
    • What Does the Future of Transportation Look Like?
  • New Content Available in December 2022:
    • Outcomes from FMI’s Talent Development Study
    • Passive Fire Protection vs. Fire Protection
    • Simple Calculators
    • Selling in a Virtual World
    • FMI's Economic Forecast - Northeast Region

Upcoming On-Demand Microlearning Topics

  • Advantages of Association Membership
  • Breathable and Non-Breathable Coverings
  • Emittance
  • Fitting Factors—What Are They and Why/How Are They Used?
  • Gross Margin vs. Markup
  • Hydrophobic, Hydroscopic, and Water Resistant—What Are the Differences?
  • K-, R-, and U-Values
  • LEED Credits and Mechanical Insulation
  • Measure through Methodology
  • Product Density vs. Compressive Strength
  • Protective Coverings–Categories
  • Protective Coverings–Types
  • The Difference between Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) and Inspection
  • Understanding Different Types of Contracts
  • Use Temperature
  • Vapor Stops
  • Water Vapor Permeability
  • What Constitutes the Basis of a Contractual Claim?
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP) Calculations

Premier Training Subscription Package Pricing

Access is available on an annual basis. Companies that sign up for a Premier Training subscription package in 2022 will also have access for all of 2023 included in that initial payment. Additional details on how to sign up will be available soon.

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