The Single Most Important Factor in Reducing the Risk of a Mold and Moisture Lawsuit in Your Next Building Project
By George H. DuBose, CGC on February 26, 2018
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.
What is the difference between building success and failure? Experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group have learned firsthand that there is one overarching factor: conducting a peer review. They will be conducting a free webinar on this topic on Tuesday, March 6 from 1:15pm – 2:15pm. It is AIA-CES registered for 1 LU-HSW. Register here: https://lx375-800425.pages.infusionsoft.net.
A peer review introduces into the design and construction processes a subject matter expert who understands that there are less-costly options that can still achieve the desired project results.
“Considering the emergence of today’s green products that have flooded the marketplace, and with pressure on the design community to adopt different design and construction strategies in order to achieve targets like Net Zero or WELL Buildings, it is more important than ever to include peer reviews as a part of each new project,” said LBFG President George DuBose. “Popular green products, often without proven field testing, have introduced new risks into the design and construction process that have never been seen before. Our buildings have become laboratories for product experiments initiated by manufacturers clamoring to get their product to market and to gain market advantage in today’s climate change arena.”
The design and construction industry uses litigation as its primary feedback system, reflecting a failure to understand that good building performance starts early and is continuous throughout the design, construction, and operation processes. Instead, a peer review should be done early on, building a bridge across the gap that exists between what building designers and contractors know and what they need to know. This tool also serves to improve the communication between architects and mechanical engineers.
Attend this free webinar to learn best practices for a peer review model, identify specific mold and moisture peer review pressure points in your project, and understand how to successfully avoid future mold and moisture problems without increasing the cost of a project.