From AIA Architect
“Preventing Moisture and Mold Problems in Hot, Humid Climates: Design and Construction Guidelines provides updated standards for high-humidity regions and structures in such a way that it can be used and coordinated by the entire design and construction team, increasing the likelihood of successful application.”
From Wayne Pierson
Deputy Commissioner of Florida Department of Education
“This process-orientated manual offers clear, detailed, and practical solutions to moisture intrusion problems that can cause IAQ problems in educational facilities. The manual…is also applicable to remediation of IAQ problems in existing buildings.” Wayne Pierson, Deputy Commissioner of Florida Department of Education. (Transmittal letter to all District School Superintendents and Community College Presidents, October 17, 1997)
Problem Avoidance Expertise
LBFG has conducted successful peer reviews on over $8 billion worth of construction in more than 500 buildings around the world and authored 3 major problem avoidance manuals.
LBFG has also provided expertise in the avoidance of building problems for domestic and international projects in over 10 different countries in Europe and throughout the Asia-Pacific including China (Hong Kong), Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. LBFG has specialized in the technical peer reviews of clients, including prototype peer reviews of restaurants, hotels, and schools. For example,
- Over $8B in private development including the $2B dollar Bahamar development, Nassau, Bahamas.
- For over 15 major theme park and resort development projects Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong, China.
- Educational buildings throughout the country including the LEED Platinum seeking FAU Computer Engineering building.
- Over $100M in vacation ownership and condominium facilities.
George DuBose, J. David Odom, and Richard Scott of LBFG along with Norman Nelson wrote the book on peer review moisture problem avoidance used by over 90,000 NCARB architects: Mold and Moisture Prevention. It has been used by owners, designers, and contractors in the construction industry for nearly 8 years and has been the basis for new construction projects in the US and abroad. This manual has a special section that includes a checklist of the most frequent items required for the avoidance of moisture problems in buildings.
In addition, Mr. Odom and Mr. DuBose co-authored a manual specifically designed to address the design and construction guidelines related to moisture/mold IAQ problems in buildings. This manual has been used in over $4B of new construction by a major theme park developer. Projects include over 10,000 resort and hotel guest rooms, more than 2M+ square feet of office building space, and four condominium/ownership facilities totaling $200M in construction.
Finally, as a co-author for a joint task force comprised of ASHRAE, EPA, USGBC, AIA, SMACNA, and BOMA that development a design guide for the avoidance of IAQ problems including moisture related IAQ problems.