Gainesville, FL – The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) is hosting its First Annual Conference, Training Seminar & Exhibition for Defective “Chinese” Drywall Inspection and Remediation. This special event will be held on October 24-27, 2010 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina located at 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The institute recognizes the importance of providing proper training and education for those performing inspections and remediation on structures with defective “Chinese” drywall; and to this cause has held conferences throughout Florida since October 2009 providing excellent training to qualified individuals to convey the knowledge and skills necessary for performing inspections and remediation on homes and commercial buildings that were constructed with defective drywall.
The protocol offered through BESI provides (to-date) the most comprehensive remediation process that was developed based on proven science and considers the following major factors: corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, a national warranty, and removal of the stigma from having defective drywall. It’s good to know that if your home is remediated under this protocol it would not require additional work in order to meet the CPSC’s interim guidance or to be aligned with Judge Fallon’s Finding of Fact & Conclusions of Law (Case No. 09-6687). The Institute has a document that helps explain the protocol called, “The BESI System: Understanding the Protocols for Defective Drywall” which is posted on the website.
The institute is always searching for new technology and methods to equip professionals in the construction industry to perform their work with accuracy and confidence. Just one year after presenting the first remediation protocol for Defective Drywall, the institute is presenting the X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzer Certification (XRF-GP). This certification program provides valuable information and techniques for the use of XRF as it pertains to Gypsum products.
The institute will provide information on other available remediation methods during its training seminar; however, BESI certification is only being offered on the endorsed protocol since the other remediation methods do not require a high standard of training nor do they offer third-party quality control. The institute has a “Nationwide Directory of Members” that currently allows individuals to locate BESI certified inspectors and remediators for defective “corrosive” drywall in their area and compare the services offered by these companies.
To learn more about the institute or the courses that are offered, go online to www.BESInstitute.org, or contact info@BESInstitute.org. Copyright © 2010 by Building Envelope Science Institute. All rights reserved.