Recapping the EMSL Workshop on Preventing Construction Defects, Moisture Intrusion & Mold

Over 50 attendees from all over made it to last week’s EMSL Workshop on Preventing Construction Defects, Moisture Intrusion & Mold. EMSL Analytical, Inc. and AIA Louisiana sponsored the Baton Rouge workshop.

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In this workshop, Wynn and Chris use simple science and engineering principles to help attendees prevent construction defects, moisture intrusion and mold. The discussion covers the inevitable – disaster response (flooding, hurricanes), leaks, and what to design and look for during construction in order to avoid the defects that lead to moisture intrusion and mold.

It is a fast-paced workshop that covers how to identify potential problems in advance, design and build to avoid problems, collaborate with the remediation and general contractors and subcontractors, benchmark and measure performance, and teach everyone on the jobsite to avoid construction defects and mold growth.

Discussion and presentation are specific to management of building construction issues and integrated management systems to prevent and solve problems. While most of the discussion focuses on avoiding construction defects, moisture intrusion, and mold, Wynn and Chris discuss sampling techniques, post remediation verification procedures, and sample data. The workshop also covers procurement and bidding for response and remediation work, and how to work with insurance agencies and FEMA in documenting disaster response work.

EMSL Analytical and Wynn L. White Consulting Engineers plan to conduct this workshop at later dates in 2018, and in various locations throughout the United States. Click here for EMSL Analytical, Inc. training workshops. If you’re interested in particular dates or cities, email me.

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I hope your 2018 is off to a great start.
Stay dry, my friends.