“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

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

Three Rights Make a Wrong… Twice?

by Richard Scott, AIA – Senior Forensic Architect

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Hidden Risks of Green Buildings, High Performance Buildings, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance, Projects Completed by Liberty|Comments Off on Three Rights Make a Wrong… Twice?

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.

[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

What Do You Do When Good Practice Collides with Building Codes?

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Codification, Engineering, High Performance Buildings, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance, Renovations|Comments Off on What Do You Do When Good Practice Collides with Building Codes?

Keeping the Moisture Out: the Single Greatest Technique for Reducing Moisture and Mold Lawsuits

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Courses, Green Buildings, High Performance Buildings, Hotels/Hospitality, Manuals, Mold and Moisture, Projects Completed by LBFG, Projects Completed by Liberty, Publications|Comments Off on Keeping the Moisture Out: the Single Greatest Technique for Reducing Moisture and Mold Lawsuits

When the pressure is on

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Building Pressure, Engineering, High Performance Buildings|Comments Off on When the pressure is on

Mr. DuBose co-authors multi-agency led IAQ Design Guide

September 13th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Codification, High Performance Buildings, Hotels/Hospitality, Manuals, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on Mr. DuBose co-authors multi-agency led IAQ Design Guide