“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!

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

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?

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?

Air or Rain

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on Air or Rain

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