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 (20)
great course
By (Engineer) on Aug, 17, 2019
great course
Great content
By on Nov, 07, 2019
Great content
excellent course
By on Mar, 20, 2019
excellent course
no comet
By on Mar, 21, 2019
no comet
Very helpful information logically presented!
By (Architect) on Aug, 30, 2019
Very helpful information logically presented!
completed
By (Building Inspector, Home Inspector) on Aug, 26, 2019
completed
n/c
By on Jul, 04, 2019
n/c
it's great
By on Jan, 19, 2020
it's great
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.
Informational
By on Mar, 22, 2019
Informational
Font issues on the course slides which made them very difficult to read
By (Engineer) on Feb, 23, 2019
Font issues on the course slides which made them very difficult to read.
On exam question #10 states: It is impossible to have mold problems in desert areas
By (Architect) on Jul, 24, 2019
On exam question #10 states: It is impossible to have mold problems in desert areas. True or false. In the text and the lecture it states that you can have mold problems in areas where there is air conditioning. Yet the very last sentence on the printed material conclusion of the course, it states: "It is impossible to have to have mold in desert areas." Conflicting information. I answered #10 as false base on course material.
Very detailed but the information was not easily able to be referenced and the presenter was very sassy
By on Jun, 14, 2019
Very detailed but the information was not easily able to be referenced and the presenter was very sassy.
Not able to see questions within the program
By (Interior Designer) on Feb, 20, 2019
Not able to see questions within the program. Some slides showed no pictures even though they were referenced. Too much open time on each slide leading me to wonder if there was something wrong.
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.
This author does a poor job of asking questions as presented
By (Engineer) on Sep, 08, 2019
This author does a poor job of asking questions as presented. If he did not have check point questions you would be guessing since his details are not clearly presented.
Very slow loading of material
By on Nov, 30, 2019
Very slow loading of material
half of the materials didn't show up on the screen
By on Feb, 12, 2019
half of the materials didn't show up on the screen
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