Monday, May 04, 2009

Mold and Construction 101

Tom Wangerin will discuss construction defects that produce moldy buildings, investigation, remediation and legal issues.

What is mold and how does it end up growing inside buildings? What are common sources of water intrusion? What are the real health effects associated with mold? How do we inspect and remediate mold? What legal cases originated from construction and indoor mold growth?

Tom Wangerin of LaCroix Davis LLC, an environmental and building defects forensic consulting firm, will answer these questions and more. Tom is the director of the nationally recognized asestos and lead paint training program at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UC Berkeley. In this talk he will briefly summarize some key issues regarding mold in the interior environment including the construction defects that allow moisture into a building and real health effects of mold.


Small Firm Forum: Mold and Construction 101

Construction defects that produce moldy buildings; investigation, remediation and legal issues.

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: Free for AIA Members; $3 for non-members.

1.5 CES/LU

For more information: 510/464-3600

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