Deja Vu All Over Again: Risks for Moisture and Mold Problems in Modular Construction

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Building Products, Modular Construction, Peer Reviews, Projects Completed by Liberty, Wood Frame Construction|Comments Off on Deja Vu All Over Again: Risks for Moisture and Mold Problems in Modular Construction

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?

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

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?

Corporate Amnesia: How to prevent it from causing your next catastrophic mold and moisture building failure

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Case Study, Hotels/Hospitality, Humid Climates, Problem Avoidance, Projects Completed by Liberty|Comments Off on Corporate Amnesia: How to prevent it from causing your next catastrophic mold and moisture building failure

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

The Storm in the Bathroom

September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Projects Completed by LBFG, Projects Completed by Liberty, Shower Water and Drainage|Comments Off on The Storm in the Bathroom

Whatever Works Waterproofing

August 28th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance, Projects Completed by LBFG, Projects Completed by Liberty, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Whatever Works Waterproofing

Open This Wall to Get Your Surprise

Do you use forensic consultants to assess your hotel before you do a rehab? Hospitality owners and property managers across the country and around the world are approaching (or have already observed) a birthday many don’t want to celebrate.

Their buildings, typically 30-35 years old, are in need of undergoing what the industry refers to as “major upgrades” falling under the regularly planned work cycle. Examples include timely upgrades for building envelopes and HVAC infrastructure that are not part of the normal refresh cycle.

In the process, owners and managers are discovering that what may have been previously acceptable in terms of […]

July 31st, 2016|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Mold and Moisture, Projects Completed by LBFG, Projects Completed by Liberty, Renovations|Comments Off on Open This Wall to Get Your Surprise