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Building Envelope Science Institute Holds Training Seminar for Defective Drywall in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) has held training seminars on Defective Drywall throughout Florida since October 2009; now the institute is going to New Orleans to provide qualified individuals training to perform inspections and remediation on structures with Chinese "Defective" Drywall.

Building Envelope Science Institute Holds Training Seminar for Defective Drywall in New Orleans, Louisiana
Gainesville, FL, May 27, 2010 --( The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) will host another certification seminar for Defective Drywall Inspection and Remediation. The certification class will be held on July 19-20, 2010 at the Astor Crowne Plaza located at 739 Canal Street @ Bourbon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The institute has held conferences throughout Florida since October 2009 providing qualified individuals training to perform inspections and remediation on homes and commercial buildings that were constructed with defective drywall. The institute recognizes the importance of providing proper training and education for those performing inspections and remediation on structures with defective drywall and since there have been requests to the institute to provided a training seminar to benefit those from other states dealing with the defective drywall issue; therefore, BESI has decided to take the popular defective drywall training seminar to New Orleans.

The protocol offered through BESI provides (to-date) the most comprehensive remediation process that was developed based on proven science; and nicknamed the “BESI System” because of the institute’s endorsement. The protocol for remediation of defective drywall being offered by BESI 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), and removal of the stigma from having defective drywall.

It’s good to know that if your home was remediated under this protocol that it would not require additional work in order to meet the CPSC/HUD interim guidance or to be aligned with the court’s ruling. 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 certification program offered through the Institute (BESI) instructs and trains licensed and approved state contractors in the remediation of defective or corrosive drywall. 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 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 these companies.

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Building Envelope Science Institute
Richard Shaffer
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Understanding The "BESI System"
This document helps explain the 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, IAQ monitoring and a proposed warranty.
Filename: 041910UnderstandingTheBESISys.pdf

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