“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!

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

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