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

[Infographic]: 10 Steps in the Forensic Investigation of a Building Envelope

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on [Infographic]: 10 Steps in the Forensic Investigation of a Building Envelope

What is the best way to avoid these kinds of crawl space moisture problems in Florida?

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Building Failures, Humid Climates, Mold and Moisture, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the best way to avoid these kinds of crawl space moisture problems in Florida?

A Brief History of Hotel Construction Cycles

This post by David Odom is part 2 of 3.

Like many other aspects of the construction industry, hotel construction is very cyclical in nature. It tends to follow a decade-long pattern of “boom or bust”: contractors build rapidly to the point that overbuilding occurs, leading to an inevitable crash.

The charts above reflect institutional knowledge gleaned after the building boom cycle of the mid 1980s, when industry experts began to investigate a prolific number of hotel failures. Building owners, designers, and contractors were bewildered: thousands upon thousands of “quality” hotels had been constructed, but many of them were quickly failing – […]

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