This seminar is designed for attorneys, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, presidents and vice presidents, property owners and managers, principals, architects, engineers, facilities and maintenance managers, consultants, insurance professionals and real estate agents.
This one-day seminar provides important and valuable information and strategies that can help the attendee solve mold and interior air quality problems in buildings.
Topics to be discussed include:
• “Mold 101”
• Mold And Your HVAC System
• Construction And Legal Issues Associated With Indoor Mold Growth
• Mold Remediation
• Insurance Issues
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Opening Remarks And Program Itinerary
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. “Mold 101”
A. What Is Mold? What Is “Toxic Mold”?
B. What Are Some Sources Of Indoor Mold Growth?
C. Potential Health Effects Associated With Exposure To Mold
D. Mold And It’s Effect On IAQ
E. What Is Involved In A Mold Inspection/Assessment?
F. When To Sample For Mold? Sampling Strategies
G. Qualifications To Look For When Selecting A Mold Consultant
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Mold And Your HVAC System
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Construction And Legal Issues Associated With Indoor Mold Growth
A. Mold And The Construction Relationship
B. Non-Traditional Relationships
C. Construction Defect Claims
D. Current State Of Mold Legislation (The Melina Bill)
E. Case Law Developments (Recent Judgements)
F. Who Is At Risk? (Owners, Architects, Contractors, Insurers, Property Managers, etc.)
G. Defense Strategies For Mold Law Suits
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Mold Remediation: “A Practical Approach”
A. What Are The Current Industry Standards Of Care For Mold Remediation?
B. Understanding The EPA/NYC/ACGIH Guidelines
C. The Remediation Process (Engineering Controls To Inhibit The Spread Of Mold Spores And To Protect The Building Occupants As Well As The Remediators Themselves)
D. Factors To Consider When Conducting A Mold Remediation
E. Who Is Doing Mold Remediation Now?
F. What Are Some Criteria For Selecting A Mold Remediation Contractor?
G. Similarities/Differences Between Mold Remediation And Asbestos Abatement
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Insurance Issues
A. Where Does The Insurance Industry Stand On Mold Claims?
B. Where Are The Available Insurance Coverages For Mold?
C. How Can You Manage The Risks Of Indoor Mold Growth In The Absence Of Insurance Coverage?
D. Summary – Toxic Mold, Where Are We Going? The New Asbestos? Myth Or Reality?
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Question And Answer Session