You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Mold Detection & RemediationOctober 11, 2017
You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Mold Detection & Remediation
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Although mold growth in buildings is no longer the media darling it was during the early 2000’s, it is still commonly found in today’s buildings, often as a result of unwanted moisture accumulation. Locating and eliminating the moisture source is an important part of a final solution and necessary to prevent regrowth after cleanup. Sometimes the moisture source is immediately apparent and can quickly be corrected. Other times the source is not so obvious. A Brampton church thought they had extensive mold growth in their sanctuary as a result of water penetration through the wall, however, the cause turned out to be something somewhat unexpected, especially given the magnitude of the problem. This presentation will provide a brief introduction to mold in buildings, however will focus on the discovery of the mold problem at the church, the mitigation of further growth, and eventual return of the church to a normal operating condition.
8:00 pm: Presentation
OBEC / OAA Members: $25.00 + $3.25 HST = $28.25
Peter Adams, P.Eng., is a Principal and a Senior Building Envelope Engineer at Morrison Hershfield, specializing in the field of building science since 1992. Peter graduated as a Mechanical Engineer, and spent the early part of his career at the National Research Council in Ottawa.
He has conducted work on hundreds of properties which included forensic studies on building failures and building component design, and has extensive experience with indoor environment studies and mold risk assessments. His work has included many buildings with challenging building envelopes and operating conditions, including libraries, water treatment plants, and sporting venues.
Peter currently teaches Building Science and related topics at the University of Toronto and the University of Wisconsin and is past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 4.4 on Building Envelopes and Materials, and the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Task Group for developing an energy standard for cold form steel building assemblies.
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OBEC Technical Discussion Group
Discussion Group Topic:
Methods, Material & Moisture – How bad combinations of these 3 m’s can lead to mould, rust and rot.
This discussion group will take place from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Edward Village, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON L3R 0A3.
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