RedVector RV-10565AW

Understanding Moisture Intrusion and Its Impact on Mold Growth

Understanding Moisture Intrusion and Its Impact on Mold Growth

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10565AW

SME: Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP

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The basic role of a building is to protect the indoors from the outdoors. That includes water intrusion. Water intrusion can happen in many ways and can have a detrimental effect on the structure and the people within. This course studies the various forms of water intrusion; the physics of how it happens; its effects on building systems and materials; and ways to understand it, avoid it, and remedy it. It also illustrates the impact moisture intrusion has on mold growth , as well as the proliferation of other micro-organisms.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the nature of water (as solid, liquid, and vapor) along with the various ways it can intrude on the buildings we live and work in
  • Recognize signs that moisture intrusion is having a detrimental effect on your building materials
  • Identify different ways to measure, predict and avoid moisture intrusion /li>
  • Describe why bacteria and mold growth concentrate in certain areas of the building envelope
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP
Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP Photo
Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP, is chief executive officer of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc., a manufacturing and environmental consulting firm that specializes in identification and control of asbestos, lead, IAQ, mold, industrial hygiene, and chemical problems. Mr. Pinto is the author of over 150 published articles and several books including, Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation. He completed doctoral course work in environmental engineering and holds numerous certifications in the environmental and safety areas including Certified Safety Professional and Certified Mold Professional. He was selected as part of the Mitigation Assessment Team for FEMA following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was the lead author on the FEMA Fact Sheet Cleaning Flooded Buildings after Hurricane Sandy and was a contributor to the EPA’s Healthy Homes Initiative. He was a contributor to the section of the A.M. Best Underwriting Guide related to mold remediation and restoration contractors.
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Course Reviews (16)
Great content
By on Nov, 07, 2019
Great content
it's great
By on Jan, 19, 2020
it's great
Well done
By (Engineer) on Feb, 09, 2020
Well done.
Very informative and well packaged
By on Mar, 13, 2020
Very informative and well packaged
learned a lot from the course
By (Architect) on Apr, 15, 2020
learned a lot from the course
very informative, learned alot
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 28, 2020
very informative, learned alot
Good
By (Home Inspector) on May, 05, 2020
Good
Well presented
By (Engineer) on Dec, 20, 2019
Well presented. Enough humor and pictures to keep it interesting.
well designed
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jan, 23, 2020
well designed. informative. however, one are I was curious about was where testing for humidity/mold growth, you did not indicate what level of humidity (%) generally means it is safe/no mold exists.
Informative course
By on Apr, 21, 2020
Informative course
Great lesson
By on May, 03, 2020
Great lesson
Very good!!
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 31, 2020
Very good!!
There is one slide in the training course that shows an un-insulated domestic water pipe (below some duct work) that resulted in a 30 foot+ long water stain in ceiling tiles
By (Engineer) on Sep, 14, 2020
There is one slide in the training course that shows an un-insulated domestic water pipe (below some duct work) that resulted in a 30 foot+ long water stain in ceiling tiles. It appears several items (pipe(s) and/or conduits) are actually supported by hanging rods/straps from the duct work. I believe this would be a code violation. In addition, the duct work is not insulated and the instructor does not identify the HVAC system this duct work serves. If it is a supply air duct with internal liner, the unsealed screw penetrations will lead to leakage of cold air onto the metal strap/hanging rods, which would cause condensation to form on them just like the un-insulated cold water pipe. Recommend updating the training presentation, if necessary, to point out these other issues.
The often repeated "and things" or "and things like that" was a bit weird
By (Architect) on Jan, 05, 2020
The often repeated "and things" or "and things like that" was a bit weird. There was less content here than I thought there would be.
Very slow loading of material
By on Nov, 30, 2019
Very slow loading of material
several questions not specifically answered in text; #9 states answer in text and a chart but correct answer not available to choose
By (Interior Designer) on Dec, 31, 2019
several questions not specifically answered in text; #9 states answer in text and a chart but correct answer not available to choose