Liberty has discovered that building failures fall into 2 categories: High frequency-low consequence versus low frequency-high consequence. Most building failures are low frequency and do not have high consequence

Here is a short comparison of the 2 kinds of building failures:

Building failures of high frequency-low consequence usually include nuisance odors, comfort problems or minor damage which can often be handled by facility maintenance staff.  This does not lead to serious damage, nor have a significant impact in building operations.  In fact, these building failures may even disappear on their own.

On the other hand, building failures of low frequency-high consequence never resolve on their own.  Occupants become frustrated and outraged at building ownership requiring resolution from the owner’s legal/risk management staff.  This may lead to costly medical claims and litigation.  Though these failures are infrequent, they are potentially devastating.

Do you agree that high consequence – low frequency building problems never resolve themselves?