Posts tagged Avoidance
Those Darn Ice Dams

You’re dreaming by the fire, as the ice dams conspire. Water drips on your head, and looking up with dread, you are faced I’m afraid, with a roof poorly made - so much for that winter wonderland.

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Climate Considerations to Help You Avoid a Mold & Moisture Problem

Unique challenges presented in all different types of climates (especially hot and humid climates) are often overlooked by the design and construction community.

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Why Buildings Fail

The primary reason we are not coming to grips with this far-reaching problem is simple:  the design professionals entrusted with building performance are not receiving adequate feedback on the performance of their previous buildings.

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The Single Most Important Factor in Reducing the Risk of a Mold and Moisture Lawsuit in Your Next Building Project

Not all buildings are created equal. In fact, some fail at alarming rates, often soon after being commissioned. Some building failures occur at a high rate of frequency but result in minor consequences, while others are infrequent but lead to catastrophic results, such as significant mold and moisture problems.

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Lordy, I KNOW there is tape!

Most of the building trade knows how rainwater can damage buildings. Much less is understood about the role of air infiltration, especially in hot and humid climates. Even small amounts of moisture-laden air infiltration can quickly cause moisture and mold damage.

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Has Coastal Zone Hotel Construction Become the Twilight Zone for Mold & Moisture Control?

Resorts, hotels, and vacation ownership properties that have operated for years without significant mold and moisture problems are suddenly becoming plagued with catastrophic and costly moisture-related issues after building renovations are complete.

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New Online Course Demonstrates How to Design and Construct High-Performance, Low-Risk Buildings While Avoiding Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Problems

The mission of designing high-performance buildings that promote sustainable objectives has led to new success stories but has also revealed vulnerabilities for potential mold and moisture failures.

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Tropical Resort

The design team had set unrealistically high building envelope air barrier goals for an oceanfront tropical resort.

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