Gainesville, FL, March 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) will host a seminar for Defective Drywall Inspection and Remediation. The certification class will be held on May 3-4, 2010 at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs located at 620 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida.
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 has looked into the various protocols which have become public over the last several months; however, the institute continues to endorse the protocol developed by the Defective Drywall in America (DDIA) workgroup which was designed to help owners, insurance companies, investors, financial institutes, and builders recover from the stigma of having defective “corrosive” drywall.
The DDIA workgroup and active members of the institute have been working diligently with the protocols since there completion in October 2009. Nicknamed the “BESI System” because of the institute’s endorsement, the protocol has been modified over the past few months which have resulted in cost savings without compromising the integrity or effectiveness of the system. Offering the most comprehensive remediation, the protocol was developed based on proven science and received the institute’s endorsement. The DDIA’s protocol for remediation of defective drywall considers the following major factors: corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, a proposed national warranty (not an insurance policy) by National Warranty Corporation, and removal of the stigma from having defective “corrosive” drywall.
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 and conference details visit www.BESInstitute.org
During the training seminar, the institute will provide information on the other remediation methods available. Certification is only being offered on the DDIA endorsed protocol since the other remediation methods do not require this level of training nor do they offer third-party quality control.
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.