Building Envelope Science Institute Holds Training Conference for Defective Drywall in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The “BESI System” offers the most comprehensive remediation; the protocol was developed based on proven science and considers the following major factors: corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, and a proposed national warranty (not an insurance policy).
The institute has understood from its conception that standardization of inspection and remediation protocols are essential to provide a viable solution for those owners suffering the effects of defective “corrosive” drywall. The Institute’s protocols were developed to help owners, insurance companies, investors, financial institutes, and builders recover from the stigma of having defective “corrosive” drywall.
Charlie Jones, board member for BESI, stated that “the institute has developed a cost effective protocol that can certify the remediation of defective “corrosive” drywall.” The Institute, the Defective Drywall In America workgroup and active members of the institute have been working diligently with the protocols referred to as the “BESI System” since there completion in October 2009 and the first training conference held in Orlando, Florida that same month.
The “BESI System” has been fine-tuned over the past few months, and as a result of the constant review process the cost of completing a remediation with the institute’s protocol for remediation of defective drywall has been reduced without compromising the integrity or effectiveness of the system.
The “BESI System” offers the most comprehensive remediation; the protocol was developed based on proven science and verified to be effective through its application in BETA Homes. The BESI protocol for remediation of defective drywall considers the following major factors: corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, and a proposed national warranty (not an insurance policy) by National Warranty Corporation. The “BESI System” is so unique the institute has a patent pending on the process.
This certification program offered through the Institute (BESI) instructs and trains licensed and approved state contractors in the remediation of defective or corrosive drywall. This program will certify inspectors, consultants, project managers, and remediation contractors. For more information on the prerequisites, frequently asked questions, and conference details visit www.BESInstitute.org.
The Building Envelope Science 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 the companies.
To learn more about the Institute, go online to www.BESInstitute.org, or contact info@BESInstitute.org.
There are six (6) major areas of consideration when analyzing the best approach in remediating homes that contain defective drywall: the protocol development, corrosion, cross-contamination, personal belongings, BETA home program with IAQ monitoring and a proposed warranty.