Building Envelope Science Institute
Building Envelope Science Institute

Defective Drywall Training Seminar Set for New Orleans, Training Provided by the Building Envelope Science Institute

Defective Drywall Training Seminar Set for New Orleans, Training Provided by the Building Envelope Science Institute
Gainesville, FL, July 13, 2010 --( The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) is a specialized institute dedicated to the advancement of education, specifically designed for the construction industry. BESI’s first major contribution to the industry is providing a solution to the Chinese “defective or corrosive” drywall crisis that has affected owners in 37 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico.

The Institute will host its fifth certification seminar, since October 2009, for Defective Drywall Inspection and Remediation. The certification course will be held on July 19-20, 2010 at the Astor Crowne Plaza located at 739 Canal Street @ Bourbon in New Orleans, Louisiana. The deadline for registration is Friday, July 16, 2010 by 4pm.

The remediation protocol offered through BESI provides (to-date) the most comprehensive process available and was developed based on proven science; nicknamed the “BESI System” due to the institute’s endorsement. The remediation protocol for 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), and removal of the stigma from having defective drywall.
During the training seminar, the institute will provide information on the other remediation methods available. Certification is only being offered on the BESI endorsed protocol since the other remediation methods do not require this level of training nor do they offer third-party quality control.

The Institute has a pending patent for the remediation protocol that was developed to remediate structures with defective “Chinese” drywall. The Institute filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent Office, assigned the serial number 61/299,629 and will be filing a non-provisional patent application in the coming months.

About BESI: The mission of Building Envelope Science Institute, Inc. (BESI) is to provide the highest quality of training, certification programs; resources as well as over all knowledge in successfully constructing, maintaining, and restoring building envelope construction; investigation and analysis of all new products and materials which will further develop and enhance the building envelope construction; and continuing the development and formal accreditation/certification for construction industry practitioners. Visit the institute’s “Nationwide Directory of Members” to locate qualified inspectors and remediators for defective “Chinese” drywall.

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Building Envelope Science Institute
Richard Shaffer