Buildings in warm, humid climates are prone to mold and moisture issues that can cause catastrophic failure. Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) provides insight into how to avoid water intrusion, air leakage, condensation, deterioration, and air infiltration problems in new or old construction by achieving tight air barriers and building envelopes. They also discuss using HVAC systems properly to correct building pressurization and achieve dehumidification and humidity control, as well as avoiding mold and moisture problems in green design. A recognized leader in solving, remediating, and litigating complex moisture and mold-related building failures, LBFG has extensive expertise in investigating and resolving construction and design deficiencies. For more information, visit http://www.buildingforensicsgroup.com.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Mar 1, 2019

How to protect yourself from hidden mold problems during a purchase of a hotel

Don’t let inexperience and the absence of viewing the building as a whole unit fail to protect you during the buying process. Protect every step of your purchase transaction with tried and true building expertise.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Feb 7, 2019

Don't let a simple band-aid fix cause a mold problem in your hotel

Band-aid fixes are often applied to a hotel prior to selling to make the building more appealing. Catching these masked issues early on can prevent a catastrophic mold and moisture problem in your hotel.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Jan 28, 2019

Hotel renovation for the Super Bowl halted due to mold outbreak

The Super Bowl was right around the corner, and much was at stake for this hotel. It was  undergoing a room rehab with a hard deadline when an unforeseen mold and moisture problem brought work to a screeching halt.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Jan 21, 2019

Hotel renovation threatened due to unexpected mold on plaster walls

Mold growth is not seen as frequently on plaster walls as it is on gypsum wallboard, primarily because there are no nutrients to support mold growth.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Jan 14, 2019

Air barriers: Expectations vs. reality

When new building code requirements require high performance and innovation incentives, such as those found in green building rating systems, significant confusion and some building failure will ensue.

| Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Nov 20, 2018

Monitor these 9 vital signs to avoid widespread mold & moisture problems in your building

Many building owners and operators rely solely on a property condition assessment (PCA) to determine if they have a problem.

| George DuBose Sep 4, 2018

Three forgotten truths about mold and moisture building failures

After over 25 years of figuring out why buildings end up as catastrophic mold and moisture building failures – there are some apparent truths that have remained seemingly unchanged. 

| J. David Odom Aug 27, 2018

The 3 myths of PTAC units

Over the past 30 years, building experts at Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) have investigated hundreds of hotel moisture problems (involving thousands of guest rooms) and in the process, have observed three repetitive assumptions that appear to be completely ignored by the hospitality industry.

Hotel Facilities | Richard Scott-AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of Liberty Building Forensics Group Jul 13, 2018

Hotel renovation: More than just minding the dust

Do you know the vital signs for avoiding moisture & mold problems? Will your brand standards cause you headaches? How will you recover costs if you do get into trouble?

| Donald B. Snell, PE, CMC Apr 18, 2018

Hot, humid climate makeup air conundrum: The moisture and mold risks that developers, designers and installers continue to take

But why?! Hasn’t there been enough lessons learned through moisture/mold construction litigation in…

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