Liberty Building Forensics Group's J. David Odom and Richard Scott will be presenting a talk on "The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings" at the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's (NCARB) first continuing education seminar in Chicago, June 17, 2009.
Topics covered will include specific high-risk components of green buildings; practical solutions to avoiding green building lawsuits; and techniques to reduce the risks of innovative design.
"The great irony of building green is that the very concepts that are intended to enhance a building's performance over its lifetime are many of the same things that also make it highly susceptible to catastrophic moisture and mold problems during the first few years of operation," said Odom.
J. David Odom is a moisture and mold forensics specialist with Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG) in Orlando, FL. Since the mid-1980s, he has served as a consultant to a worldwide resort/theme park owner in preventing and solving moisture and mold problems at their project sites around the world.
Richard Scott is an expert in building envelope assessment. He has more than 25 years experience in the areas of architecture, interior design, and building forensics with a focus on moisture and mold-related building problems.
Odom and Scott co-wrote NCARB's "Mold and Moisture Prevention" manual and "The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings" mini-monograph with George H. DuBose, CGC. The seminar updates and expands on the mini-monograph, which is available for viewing at http://tinyurl.com/pzqu54 .
There is still time to sign up for this informative seminar. Go to https://www.ncarb.org/annualmeeting/CESeminar.html  for more information and to register.
With over 1000 domestic and international projects that range in excess of $1.5 billion in size, Liberty Building Forensics Group® (www.libertybuilding.com ) has one of the most varied portfolios of successful project work in the building forensics community.
To read more about green building risks and other hot topics in the building industry, go to LBFG's technical blog at http://blog.libertybuilding.com .