Mold

Title Abstract Publication Date
Solid as a Rock. Discusses the benefits in terms of moisture and therefore mold resistance of using masonry products for a building's envelope. Also describes maintenance steps to help combat moisture problems. 10/31/2002
Solving the O&M Equation. Concerning the issue of molds and indoor air quality in school buildings, addresses the importance of planning and design for building operations and maintenance, the effects of indoor air quality,... 04/30/2003
The Challenges of Mold. One modular building manufacturer discusses its efforts to learn about and prevent mold in portable classrooms. Understanding the ecology of mold and the life cycle or use of a portable classroom can... 12/31/2001
The Fungus among Us. Offers tips for fighting mold in schools, asserting that it can contribute significantly to poor indoor air quality and sick building syndrome. Offers an overview on mold and discusses the steps of:... 01/31/2003
The Mold Insurance Crisis: Less than It Appears. Discusses two different but closely related problems that must be solved when determining what insurance coverage a campus needs for mold losses: issues of property insurance and of liability... 02/28/2003
The Mold That Almost Ate the Principal This is the story of the toll new-building mold can take on school systems and their principals, especially as these mold problems might be a smokescreen or lightning rod for other things that go on... 12/31/2005
The Risks of Unwanted Exposure. Protect Buildings from Mold During Construction. Unwanted exposure of a building during construction constitutes a significant risk of collateral damage if the contractor's work is unexpectedly interrupted. Among the risks are those involving... 05/31/2002
The Roofing-Mold Connection Proper installation of roofs, thorough inspection, and prompt repairs can combine to help protect facilities operations and occupants from the ramifications of mold. This discusses identifying the... 12/31/2003
Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual. This reference guide discusses design principles and methods for producing buildings that effectively deal with moisture. Discusses the physical nature of rain, snow, and ice; vapor behavior;... 12/31/1997
Tips for Staying Dry. Advises how to keep building interiors dry, in order to prevent microbial growth. Examination for and elimination of mold is emphasized. 04/30/2010
Toxic Mold Closes Schools. A toxic mold called stachybotrysatra has compromised health and caused two Toronto Catholic primary schools to shut down. Over $700,000 has been spent in twelve years to upgrade ventilation systems... 06/20/1999
Toxic Mold. Real Risk or Legal Cash Cow. With the rise in complaints and lawsuits over mold, mold control and mitigation have become a priority in the building industry. Unfortunately, efforts at tackling the mold problem usually result in... 02/28/2003
Uncovering Mold. Liability for mold growth in buildings currently is the most serious environnmental concern facing the construction industry, property managers and insurers. This article provides background on the... 08/31/2002
UVC Sheds New Light on School Mold Problems. Describes how the LaPorte Independent School District in Texas turned to ultraviolent light devices installed within the HVAC system to combat mold and fungus after conventional approaches failed.... 05/31/2002
Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold Water and moisture can greatly impact the integrity of a building's structure and ambience. This book provides valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be... 12/31/2004
Water, Water Everywhere. Discusses techniques for keeping water out of school buildings. Air spaces between exterior and interior walls, weep holes in the masonry, and waterproofing applications are described, as are new... 06/30/2007
Your Best Resource. Advises on selection of a contractor for mold remediation and what may or may not be covered by insurance. 01/31/2004

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