“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

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!

Has Coastal Zone Hotel Construction Become the Twilight Zone for Mold & Moisture Control?

May 26th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Climates, Design Deficiencies, Engineering, Hidden Risks of Green Buildings, Hotels/Hospitality, Problem Avoidance, Projects Completed by Liberty|Comments Off on Has Coastal Zone Hotel Construction Become the Twilight Zone for Mold & Moisture Control?

You Can’t Fake the Funk: After 25 Years of Consulting, Here are Three Forgotten Truths about Mold and Moisture Building Failures

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Climates, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Can’t Fake the Funk: After 25 Years of Consulting, Here are Three Forgotten Truths about Mold and Moisture Building Failures

Clash of the Titans: When Hotel Design and Construction Standards Cause Catastrophic Mold Problems

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Climates, Design Deficiencies, Engineering, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air, Problem Avoidance|Comments Off on Clash of the Titans: When Hotel Design and Construction Standards Cause Catastrophic Mold Problems

Brand Demands: Can These Be The Cause of Catastrophic Mold Problems?

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Climates, Engineering, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance|Comments Off on Brand Demands: Can These Be The Cause of Catastrophic Mold Problems?

Naval Dorm

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Building Pressure, Climates, Humid Climates, Indoor Air Quality, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on Naval Dorm

Damp Wood: Food for Mold Body

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Climates, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on Damp Wood: Food for Mold Body

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.”