Payam Riazati Receives the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship

October 18, 2017


Aliquippa, PA, October 18, 2017 – FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, along with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced that Payim Riazati is the 2017 3rd quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.

Riazati of Universal Metro, Inc. writes, “I have always believed in the power of education and the difference it can make in one’s life.”

Riazati holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a specialization in structural design from the University of California, Irvine, and his master’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in construction management. As Director of Construction Services at Universal Metro, Riazati has been working on substrate remediation techniques.

Riazati said, “I am humble and proud to be the recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship. This opportunity will help me in engaging myself in a life-long learning experience through CIM programs. It is my vision and dream to learn and deliver this knowledge to the next generation of Certified Installation Managers. On behalf of our entire team at Universal Metro, I would like to thank the FCICA board and committees as well as the sponsors of this program: ARDEX and nora.”

Bruce Newbrough, a former ARDEX Director of Technical Services and later Applications Development, was the inspiration for the eponomous scholarship due to his passion for industry education and training of proper substrate preparation. The scholarship covers the costs associated with the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program, including application, content and assessment fees.

Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year, the next scholarship opportunity will open this December. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM .

About ARDEX, A Global Key Player in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. As family owned company and built on a foundation of product performance and a global focus on training, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. For more information about ARDEX Americas: www.ardexamericas.com, or call 724-203-5000.

About the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program:
The CIM program provides industry-specific training modules led by experts that speak from years of floor covering experience packaged with assessments to confirm the vast knowledge obtained. The program is completely online, allowing users to work at their own pace, on their own time. For more information about the CIM Program, go to www.fcica.com/CIM.

About FCICA:
​FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Canada and Guam. For more information about FCICA: visit www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.