Category Mold and Moisture - Page 2

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Mar
What’s to Prevent a Rep...
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The immediate future looks bright for South Florida as it basks in a revival of new construction. But Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty) cautions designers, engineers, and contractors not to let history repeat itself. A significant number of condo projects built in Miami in the early 2000’s ended in litigation due to building failures

This is part 3 of 3. The solution to the clash between brand standards and regional best practices is threefold: 1) Design professionals and contractors need to assert that specific requirements for hotels in certain climates cannot be violated if hotels are to avoid mold and moisture problems. 2) The brand must accept that certain

This is part 2 of 3. The inherent flaw in the situation is that brands claim their standards are only guidelines. They believe the designer or contractor on site is ultimately responsible for interpreting how the regional climate might impact brand standards. Ideally, the design and construction teams who are responsible for making sure everything

This is part 1 of 3. Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world’s largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has a warning for unsuspecting hotel design and construction teams. Rigid adherence to brand standards without factoring in specific regional and climatic

This is part 2 of 2. Liberty Vice President George DuBose explained that the average building age of a prolific generation of hotels in the United States is currently 25 or 30 years. “This means the statute of limitations for original designers and contractors is long gone,” he said. “As a result, the last recourse

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Dec
Hotel Management Beware:...
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This is part 1 of 2. Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world’s largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has begun providing hotel management firms with building assessments and remediation plans to help mitigate the risk involved in a transfer of

This is the eighteenth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). The green design movement is transforming the design and construction marketplace like no other innovation in the lifetime

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Aug
Construction IAQ Manageme...
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This is the fourteenth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent: Reduce indoor air quality (IAQ) problems resulting from the construction/renovation process in order to help sustain the

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Jul
The “Golden Rule...
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This is the thirteenth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). The HVAC system that introduces ventilation air must also do so in a manner that properly dehumidifies the

This is the eleventh post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent: Provide additional outdoor air ventilation to improve air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being, and productivity. For

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May
The Envelope Design, HVAC...
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This is the ninth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). It may be only a slight overstatement to state that there is no wall system which a creative

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May
Materials & Resource...
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This is the eighth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent of these 14 Materials & Resources Credits: Reuse of existing building components, the management of construction waste,

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May
Reducing the Likelihood o...
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This is the seventh post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Some concepts that should be included in building commissioning to reduce the possibility of mold and moisture problems include

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Apr
Liberty Building Forensic...
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Here is a press release we sent out recently. Orlando, Florida – 4/23/2014 – Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world’s largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has recently completed an expert moisture-related consulting project for a building project called Pegasus