RedVector RV-10577AW

Preventing Mold Growth

Preventing Mold Growth

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10577AW

SME: Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP

Preventing fungal growth begins with the building design and follows all the way through responding to a water intrusion event. This course will provide some basic science to help understand how mold happens. It will also provide examples of recommended building materials, their assembly, and building systems that both invite and avert mold growth.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • List practical choices in design and construction that minimize fungal invasion
  • Describe what to do to control mold in those hidden spaces within the home
  • Explain why some materials are more likely than others to grow mold
  • Recognize potential negative situations and address them before they develop into a problem
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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