“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

New Webinar Addresses the Inherent Risk of Mold and Moisture Problems in High-Performance Buildings

The inevitable is about to happen: high-performance building objectives are emerging as the new normal across the country.

For some design and construction firms, this will mean business as usual. For others, however, the change will be cataclysmic, resulting in a much higher risk of mold and moisture-related building failures.

While high performance standards may not be fully adopted by all model building codes or jurisdictions, they will become the de facto standard of care. On the surface, this certainly has many redeeming aspects, such as mandating better-performing, more energy-efficient buildings. But it begs the question: will buildings actually get better or […]

How to Avoid Moisture Problems When the Requirements and Practical Applications of Green Collide

Three major changes will impact the success of construction in Florida over the next decade. These changes began as trends during the last decade and have now evolved into requirements for construction professionals. This requires one to consider the risks of potential moisture problems and determine how to mitigate against these risk on the project. These risks are due in large part to changes in building code and how the industry is viewing the products that are being used in “green construction.”

There is a drive to certify products as “green” and this has substantially increased the risk of […]

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Products, Green Buildings, Hidden Risks of Green Buildings, Hotels/Hospitality, Problem Avoidance, Seminars, Webinars|Comments Off on How to Avoid Moisture Problems When the Requirements and Practical Applications of Green Collide

New High-Performance, Low-Risk AIA CEU Course

Webinar or In-Person Seminar Offering
One Hour – One AIA LU HSW

Designing and Constructing
High-Performance, Low-Risk Building Envelopes
That Avoid Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Problems

Speakers
George DuBose, CGC; Richard Scott, AIA, NCARB; Chuck Allen, AIA; Steve Gleason, PE
Co-authors of the New NCARB Online Mold and Moisture Prevention Monograph

Course Title: Designing and Constructing High-Performance, Low-Risk Building Envelopes That Avoid Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Problems
Course Number: E2841601
Delivery Name: Liberty Building Forensics Group
Curriculum Group Name: AIA Providers
Credit Designation: LU|HSW

“The client did not see the value in LEED• certification,” were the words of an architect in a recent talk […]