First Do No Harm: Insights On Healthcare Construction Standard of Care While Serving As An Expert in a Negligent Death Claim

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Codification, Hospitals, Indoor Air Quality, Projects Completed by Liberty|Comments Off on First Do No Harm: Insights On Healthcare Construction Standard of Care While Serving As An Expert in a Negligent Death Claim

Naval Dorm

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

[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

River of Air

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Building Failures, Building Pressure, Indoor Air Quality, Problem Avoidance, Ventilation|Comments Off on River of Air

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?

What is the standard practice for dust control containment construction in Healthcare construction?

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Building Failures, Building Products, Engineering, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on What is the standard practice for dust control containment construction in Healthcare construction?

See Mold…Got mold?

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Indoor Air Quality, Projects Completed by LBFG|Comments Off on See Mold…Got mold?

Donald B. Snell of LBFG Earns Accredited ACAC Certification

The following press release was issued by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) in June 2015.

Donald B. Snell has been awarded the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) designation by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). This prestigious, board-awarded certification recognizes Snell’s knowledge and field experience in indoor environmental investigation and consulting.

To earn the CIEC designation, Donald passed a rigorous examination based on respected industry texts. Donald then submitted documented, verifiable field experience to a board of peers, earning a unanimous vote of approval.

To maintain the CIEC designation, Donald will remain active in the field and complete 40 hours […]

ACAC Benefits from Liberty Building Forensics Group Expert Sean Fitzgerald’s Extensive Hotel Remediation Experience

Named to National Indoor Air Quality Certification Board
Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG) is pleased to announce that Senior PM Sean Fitzgerald has been accepted as a certifications board member for the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).

Fitzgerald is uniquely qualified for this prestigious position due to his extensive background working on some of the country’s largest remediation projects, including his experience with hotels and in the hospitality industry.

His latest work includes the remediation of a 10-story hotel in Washington, D.C. that suffered from HVAC and building envelope system issues, which served as the basis of its subsequent $100M+ sale.

Fitzgerald has […]

When Brand Standards Collide with Good Practice, Pt. 3

This is part 3 of 3.

The solution to the clash between brand standards and regional best practices is threefold:

1) Design professionals and contractors need to assert that specific requirements for hotels in certain climates cannot be violated if hotels are to avoid mold and moisture problems.
2) The brand must accept that certain interior finish and HVAC choices need to be determined based on climate.
3) Hotel ownership groups must realize that the economics of a project will likely change when a discrepancy is found between brand standards and best practices for a particular climate.

If you are part of a hotel ownership […]