Earlier this year we were approached by the Investigative Engineer?s Association who had asked us to provide a class on the types of moldy situations an engineer might encounter. Mold can cause structural damage over time since it metabolizes off of building material, such as cellulose and drywall. An investigative engineer might be called onto the scene to assess current damage or oversee the activities taking place to rebuild the properties.
The class took place at the beautiful Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard on November 11th, 2014. Class attendees came from all around the country- from Hawaii to Canada- and with a multitude of varied backgrounds and experiences in engineering and mold. MVP Environmental Solutions, Inc. presented a class which was titled, ?Assessment and Remediation of Mold Growth.? This went into great detail the step-by-step procedure that would take place during a remediation project. At first we were a little intimidated by the prospect of teaching to engineers. After all, engineers are some of the smartest people on the planet- as can be attested by the recent successful landing of an ESA probe onto a moving comet! However, not only was the class a success, but conference participants seemed very intrigued about the health effects of mold, how to go about pursuing a remediation or sampling project,?and the state and national guidelines and certifications recommended for this field. We are very thankful for this opportunity from IENGA to spread the word about mold and how to control it so that building inhabitants can be as healthy and safe as possible.