Hand writing the text: New Member

Purdue University boasts a strong building construction and management department. One focus of this department involves teaching, learning, mentoring and research in disaster restoration and reconstruction. This restoration concentration was established with great foresight and a multi-year financial commitment of more than $1 million to the university by leaders in the disaster restoration, remediation and reconstruction industry. It’s a true win-win for education and industry, as future business and technology leaders learn disaster restoration science and management. The principal faculty of this Purdue University program is Associate Professor Randy R. Rapp, who was recently appointed to the Cleaning Industry Research Institute’s (CIRI) Science Advisory Council (SAC)

The science of disaster restoration and remediation is one of CIRI’s core competencies. After Rapp and one of his recent students jointly presented at CIRI’s 2019 science symposium about the use of drones for post-disaster damage assessment, CIRI’s leadership determined that it simply must have Rapp’s expertise on CIRI’s Science Advisory Council (SAC). 

“After a certain amount of arm-twisting, Dr. Rapp was nearly as delighted to serve as CIRI was to have him,” says the institute in a press release.

Rapp joins other CIRI SAC members, including Dr. Gene Cole, Dr. Ralph Moon, John Richter, Dr. Greg Whiteley, Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, and Dr. Steven Spivak.