Mold problems in buildings have gotten a lot of publicity for years now, and architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners have spent billions of dollars dealing with mold and moisture problems. Response efforts have been mainly reactive, many times brought about after someone gets sued.
This book presents architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners with concepts and tools for preventing mold and moisture problems during design - before initial construction even starts. This book also helps design team members and building owners plan renovations that avoid mold and moisture problems during renovations. This book contains concepts for making sure mold remediation is successful - and making sure the mold does not recur.
This book covers what mold is, and almost as importantly - what it’s not. The authors discuss media hype, health effects of mold, mold litigation, investigating to find out what caused the mold in the first place, and making sure you avoid mold and moisture problems altogether. The authors cover valuable sample data interpretation concepts, and ideas on how to educate employees and building occupants on the realities of what mold is, rather than Internet hype. The book also covers how to make sure your mold and moisture problem is a one time experience, instead of being stuck in a repetitive mold remediation nightmare.
This book ties in with our other ebook, Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plan.
Wynn White and Chris White have helped building owners reduce environmental risks for over 25 years. This book contains tips, checklists, and other tools you can use to avoid moisture, mold, and indoor air quality problems.