Building Owners and Managers Battling Mold Gain New Weapons at M6 Conference

M6: Mold, Moisture, Misery, Money, and Myth - Plus Management is a carefully crafted program providing architects, developers, building designers, building managers, builders, and building material manufacturers with the knowledge and resources to not only successfully manage a catastrophic mold event, but to also implement the latest tools and protocols for prevention.

Exton, PA (PRWEB) May 26, 2005 -- Despite growing health concerns, litigation, and building shut-downs due to mold-contamination, many owners and facility managers confess that they are inadequately prepared to deal with a mold outbreak.

M6: Mold, Moisture, Misery, Money, and Myth - Plus Management is a carefully crafted program providing architects, developers, building designers, building managers, builders, and building material manufacturers with the knowledge and resources to not only successfully manage a catastrophic mold event, but to also implement the latest tools and protocols for prevention.

“Mold is a problem, whether you think it is real or not; ask any attorney,” explains Barry Hardman, M6 conference director and vice-chairman of the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. In addition to lawsuits with awards in the millions, mold causes over $2.5 billon a year in insurance claims.

Not only can the costs of remediation be astronomical but, “The biggest hazard with your mold remediation project...could be your contractor. In an industry that currently lacks regulations and license requirements, inadequate/unsafe equipment, temporary unskilled workforce, insufficient liability insurance are just some of the issues that building owners and managers need to know about when selecting their mold remediation contractor," according to M6 speaker Steve Silicato, CIE, REM, of MARCOR Remediation, Inc.

At M6, building professionals will hear about the latest initiatives and lessons learned from organizations that are leading the pack in mold remediation meeting Environmental Protection Association (EPA) Guidelines and prevention innovations for new construction, existing buildings, and renovation.

M6 walks attendees, step-by step, through a single scenario of a multi-use building in which there are two moisture events – one caused by the building’s design and one caused by leakage from a pipe.

Here’s a sample of the program content:

- Introduction to Protocols at Time of Discovery of Mold
- Using Special Tools– Application of Diverse Technologies to Identify Areas of Moisture in a Building Envelope
- The Appropriate Use of Mold Analysis Data: Discriminating
Fact From Fiction
- The Creation of a Professional Remediation Plan
- Prevention – What is a Water Intrusion Management Program (WIMP)?
- What Building Science Can and Cannot Do for You

M6 is a must for facility managers, mold remediators, attorneys, insurance companies, financial institutions, building inspectors, health industry specialists, architects and engineers, contractors, and industrial hygienists who are serious about reducing their mold-related costs and liability with quick and effective response strategies and thorough prevention methods. ‘We are fortunate to have an incredible group of industry leaders who have agreed to share their experience” notes Hardman.

M6 promises to be an excellent learning and networking opportunity and is sponsored by The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Environment and Thermal Envelope (BETEC) Council, US Department of Energy, US General Services Administration, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

An added benefit to the program is M6’s strategic co-location with the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC’s) Ecobuild America June 20 -23 which offers more conference sessions relating to indoor air quality. SBIC’s Ecobuild America explores the breadth of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential green building techniques, construction products, renewable energy resources, sustainable design and ecological planning processes, with particular emphasis on the lifecycle of the built environment.

SBIC’s Ecobuild America will be hosted at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort, M6 runs June 21 – 22 in Orlando, Florida. Register now at www.ecobuildamerica.com

About RCG Productions LLC
RCG Productions LLC (Exton, Pa.)
produces Ecobuild America, AEC-ST, the National Specifiers Conference, FM/IT and the AEC/GIS IT Analyst Conference. RCG principals, George Borkovich, Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and Chris Gibson have a depth of experience in technology and event planning, including the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. For more information, visit www.ecobuildamerica.com and www.aecst.com.

About Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
SBIC teaches, values, and advocates a balanced, holistic approach to designing new buildings. Many terms are used to describe improved buildings, such as green, sustainable, high performance, and environmentally responsive. SBIC is mindful these ideas must be kept in context with other equally important design objectives, such as aesthetics, accessibility, cost effectiveness, flexibility, high productivity, and security. SBIC members believe all sustainable buildings must be low-energy, climate-responsive.

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