Category Problem Avoidance - Page 2

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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

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Dec
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the last of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Recommendations The next time CPVC piping is considered for installation or replacement, building owners, designers, and installers should be aware of the need for CPVC to be compatible with other products and materials in order to minimize risk

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Nov
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the third of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Potential Contaminants on the Inside of the Pipe The use of metal piping in domestic water, condensate drain piping, and fire sprinkler applications has given way to plastic composition piping for the previously mentioned advantages. Applications may be

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Nov
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the second of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Causes of CPVC Failures When CPVC failures do occur, most frequently they are due to contamination issues and minor stresses imparted on the pipe. (See article by Duanne Priddy on Why Do PVC & CPVC Pipes Occasionally Fail?.) Contamination issues

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Oct
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the first of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. CPVC Advantages There are many advantages of using Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) piping (such as domestic water, condensate drain piping, and fire sprinkler piping) in building systems. These advantages include: Lower cost Ease of installation Physical

This is the nineteenth and final 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). To summarize our recommendations, we believe that the following should occur in an effort to enhance

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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Sep
Indoor Chemical & Po...
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This is the sixteenth 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: Minimize exposure of the building occupants to potentially hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants. Depending on the climate

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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

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Jun
Aiming for Problem Avoida...
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This is the tenth 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 use of new products mandates that the designer implement several additional steps to avoid problems: Better understand

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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
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
Overview of LEED Credits...
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This is the fifth 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). LEED Credit Number Description Issue Comments Sustainable Sites (SS) Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof Option of installing