“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

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?

The Top 3 Things I Learned At This Year’s AIA National Conference on Architecture

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Design Deficiencies, Green Buildings, Hidden Risks of Green Buildings, High Performance Buildings, Projects Completed by Liberty, Publications|Comments Off on The Top 3 Things I Learned At This Year’s AIA National Conference on Architecture

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

Outside Air Stubbed into Attic

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Design Deficiencies, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air, Ventilation|Comments Off on Outside Air Stubbed into Attic

Water Intrusion Intersecting SOWs

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Design Deficiencies, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air|Comments Off on Water Intrusion Intersecting SOWs

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

New Products and New Procedures can Often Result in the Same Old Problems

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Building Products, Design Deficiencies, Engineering, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on New Products and New Procedures can Often Result in the Same Old Problems

[Infographic]: Four Factors that are Common to Most IAQ Problems

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Design Deficiencies, High Performance Buildings, Humid Climates, Indoor Air Quality, Infographics|Comments Off on [Infographic]: Four Factors that are Common to Most IAQ Problems

[Infographic]: Common Key Issues that are Attributed to Building Failures Blog

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Design Deficiencies, Infographics, Problem Avoidance|Comments Off on [Infographic]: Common Key Issues that are Attributed to Building Failures Blog