“Till Death Do Us Part”: Preventing a Facade and HVAC Divorce When It Comes to Air Barrier Performance

Avoid Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Problems in Hot, Humid Climates
Due to Air Barrier Standard Confusion

By George DuBose, CGC; Richard Scott, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; and Donald B. Snell, PE, Cert. Mech. Contractor, CIEC

Design and Construction Amnesia: We Have Lost our Minds and it is Causing Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Building Failures

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Case Study, Hidden Risks of Green Buildings, High Performance Buildings, Manuals, Mold and Moisture, Peer Reviews|Comments Off on Design and Construction Amnesia: We Have Lost our Minds and it is Causing Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Building Failures

Lordy, I KNOW there is tape!

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Climates, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air, Problem Avoidance, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Lordy, I KNOW there is tape!

Liberty Building Forensics Group Experts to Speak at AIA National Convention in Orlando, FL.

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Cost Recovery, High Performance Buildings, Problem Avoidance, Seminars|Comments Off on Liberty Building Forensics Group Experts to Speak at AIA National Convention in Orlando, FL.

Corporate Amnesia: How to prevent it from causing your next catastrophic mold and moisture building failure

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Case Study, Hotels/Hospitality, Humid Climates, Problem Avoidance, Projects Completed by Liberty|Comments Off on Corporate Amnesia: How to prevent it from causing your next catastrophic mold and moisture building failure

When HVAC Systems, Building Envelopes and Climate Collide: Avoiding Disaster

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Design Deficiencies, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on When HVAC Systems, Building Envelopes and Climate Collide: Avoiding Disaster

Defining Building Insanity: “Doing the Same Thing with a Changing Product or Procedure and Expecting the Same Results.”

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Building Products, Climates, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance|Comments Off on Defining Building Insanity: “Doing the Same Thing with a Changing Product or Procedure and Expecting the Same Results.”

[Infographic]: 10 Steps in the Forensic Investigation of a Building Envelope

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on [Infographic]: 10 Steps in the Forensic Investigation of a Building Envelope

HRU Disasters

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Building Products, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air|Comments Off on HRU Disasters

What is the Best Way to Avoid Specific Kinds of Crawl Space Moisture Problems in Florida?

December 13th, 2016|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Indoor Air Quality, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on What is the Best Way to Avoid Specific Kinds of Crawl Space Moisture Problems in Florida?