Those involved in the development of most sustainable green buildings typically use innovative products and implement new design and construction approaches. The intent of these new materials and procedures is to achieve a structure with reduced negative environmental impact, both during construction and throughout the building’s life.Read More
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.Read More
While it’s accurate that truth can certainly be stranger than fiction, it is equally strange that so many in the design and construction industry perceive myths as truth, especially after they have been disproved as false time and time again.Read More
Certain faulty beliefs surrounding building performance in warm, humid zones continue to persist in the design and construction industry - and the interaction between building envelopes and HVAC systems is no exception.Read More
Even though there is strong evidence that PTAC units cannot consistently provide these stated (or implied) features, the astonishing truth is that the entire hotel industry (including owners, operators, developers, contractors, and designers) seems to believe that they can.Read More
Suppose there was a tool that could predict, before a single penny was spent on construction, the likelihood of whether your building would fail. Not only that, but this tool could also provide you with enough information to make significant design changes that would dramatically decrease any risk factors. Would you be interested? Of course you would.Read More
Before too long, they were faced with a property management company’s worst nightmare: the entire complex had to undergo a $50M+ reconstruction after significant water intrusion was found to have deteriorated the building structure and after moisture and humidity from the HVAC/plumbing systems had resulted in large-scale hidden damage that included mold.Read More
Now fast forward to the first summer of operation. You get the dreaded call that your design has led to catastrophic mold and moisture problems that are keeping your client from being able to rent rooms and are resulting in unfavorable complaints about visible mold and deleterious mold odors being made on TripAdvisor.Read More
No one building a building wants it to fail. Yet some buildings fail at alarming rates and in many cases, the builder and the designer did everything right. This eBook has been written to show you how to avoid failures and the courthouse on your very next build by using peer review as a part of your building strategy.Read More
As the building and construction industry continues to come out of the hibernation that has been the norm since 2009, it unfortunately appears that it’s déjà vu all over again when it comes to water-related building failures. As new buildings are being constructed, the same design and construction deficiencies of the past are being repeated, leading to (often catastrophic) mold and moisture problems.Read More
Suppose there was a tool that could predict, before a single penny was spent on construction, the likelihood of whether your building would fail. Not only that, but this tool could also provide you with enough information to make significant design changes that would dramatically decrease any risk factors.
Would you be interested? Of course you would! Here it is! Download it now!Read More
Significant moisture and mold problems in new construction are often attributed to the so-called “drying out of the building”. In reality, however, such problems are rarely associated with moisture released from new construction materials. In general, the moisture is instead introduced from some external source. Knowledge is power!
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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.Read More
Keeping the Moisture Out: the Single Greatest Technique for Reducing Moisture and Mold Lawsuits
Moisture and Mold can cause serious building problems, resulting in major construction lawsuits. That is why Liberty is offering a free guide to the ABA Construction Forum and to your clients, Preventing Moisture and Mold Problems – Design and Construction Guidelines. This guide can help you avoid the detrimental issues that moisture and mold can create in the building process.
The emergence of #modular construction as an option for new construction is becoming mainstream. The reasons have been reported on well. However, what has not been reported is that the modular construction industry has had mold and moisture problems, especially, when used in a warm and humid climate like the Southeast US.Read More
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.Read More
Over 15,000 architects attended the recent AIA 2017 National Conference on Architecture (A’17) in Orlando, Florida. What did they learn that you missed?Read More
After over 25 years of figuring out why buildings end up as catastrophic mold and moisture building failures – there are some apparent truths that have remained seemingly unchanged.Read More
“Rigid adherence to hotel design and construction standards without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues in new hotel construction.”Read More