Building Envelope Science Institute
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Remediation Performed for Structures with Defective Drywall Should be Done Properly the First Time, According to BESI

The Building Envelope Science Institute’s National Training & Certification Seminar on “Chinese” or Defective Drywall in America for inspection and remediation is being held on April 11-12, 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This is the most comprehensive course two-day course offered and is accepted by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) for sixteen (16) recertification credits.

Remediation Performed for Structures with Defective Drywall Should be Done Properly the First Time, According to BESI
Gainesville, FL, March 24, 2011 --( The Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) believes that “a job worth doing is worth doing right the first time.” If it’s difficult to fund the remediation the first time, why would you want to do it twice; a proven remediation protocol should be used to ensure results that will last. The term “defective” drywall has many synonyms such as corrosive, tainted, reactive, or Chinese drywall; but all refer to gypsum board (foreign and domestic) that appears to be the source of off-gassing which corrodes copper wiring and cross contaminates other building materials and personal belongings.

Most people cannot afford to pay a mortgage and rent, so they are tempted to go for the temporary fix so they can stay in their home. At first glance and in some cases, this may seem to be a good option; however, the owner should consider if the cost of the temporary fix would be enough to cover the cost of renting for three (typical remediation period) while a full remediation is being performed. This allows the owner to move back into their home without having to worry about future remediation cost – it’s finished (except for the litigation, of course).

The Building Envelope Science Institute has been leading the way for inspection and remediation of structures with Defective Drywall over the past year since introducing one of the first protocols providing solutions to the Defective Drywall crisis that has affected owners in 42 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico. The institute remains the leader in the industry for providing comprehensive, relevant education and certification for qualified individuals through its commitment to investigate new methods, techniques, science or products that may provide valid relief for those owners effected by the Defective Drywall which are lacking a supportive response by the Obama administration or Congress to provide a solution for this crisis.

The extensive training for remediation of defective drywall being taught by BESI considers the following major concerns: cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, corrosion, indoor air quality, national warranty, and removal of the stigma from having defective drywall. Those that earn a designation as a remediator or consultant through the institute will have attended a two-day course with a written final exam; inspectors will have attend a one-day course with a written final exam; and there are prerequisites such as years of experience in the industry and being in good standing with the state if they are licensed (required for those performing remediation). Visit the institute’s “Nationwide Directory of Members” to locate qualified inspectors and remediators for defective (Chinese) drywall.

Defective Drywall inspection and remediation certification courses will be held on April 11-12, 2011 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has approved our two-day course for sixteen (16) recertification credits (Registration #10092301.

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 overall knowledge in successfully constructing, maintaining, and restoring building envelope construction; investigation and analysis of 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.

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