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Liberty Building Forensics Group Company Profile

With a combined 6 decades of expertise in building forensics, Liberty is well-versed in evaluating the cause and extent of building failures. Being able to simplify complex moisture building problems and then pinpoint required repairs and solutions is a unique skill developed only through years of experience focusing exclusively on moisture-related problems. It is critical to understand how to conduct the right test, at the right time, in order to achieve the right understanding of what is failing.

News from Liberty Building Forensics Group:

New Webinar Addresses the Inherent Risk of Mold and Moisture Problems in High-Performance Buildings

ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The inevitable is about to happen: high-performance building objectives are emerging as the new normal across the country. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160721/391904LOGO For some design and construction firms, this wil…

New Online Course Demonstrates How to Design and Construct High-Performance, Low-Risk Buildings While Avoiding Catastrophic Mold and Moisture Problems

ORLANDO, Fla., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The mission of designing high-performance buildings that promote sustainable objectives has led to new success stories but has also revealed vulnerabilities for potential mold and moisture failures. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com…

Emerging Millennials: What Every Hotelier Needs To Know About the Risk of Moisture Problems in the New Hotel Prototypes

Like Hillary, hotels are trying to win over the Millennials ORLANDO, Fla., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — With platforms emerging like Airbnb, the hospitality industry is scrambling to develop products that will be attractive to Millennials, who have now surpassed the Baby Boomers as the largest g…

What Certain Developers Wished They Knew About Avoiding Moisture and Mold Problems in South Florida Construction – Advice from Liberty Building Forensics Group

"We Are Going to Build a Mold Wall and Make the Fungus Pay for It." ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The impact of the recent construction boom in South Florida has caused a resurgence of high-rise condos along the coast of Miami and cities north of it like Sunny Isles Beach. Th…

The Incredible Predictability of Building Moisture and Mold Problems

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Suppose there was a tool that could predict the likelihood of whether your building would fail. What if this tool could also provide you with information to help decrease risk factors? Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) for the National Council o…

Fear Factor: Mold Returns Despite Costly Repairs

Was It Rain Or Was It Air? ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Here's a building owner's real fear factor: your building is found to have mold and moisture problems. Diagnostic tests lead to a complete rebricking of the exterior, only for the same mold problems to return the follo…

Has Coastal Zone Hotel Construction Become the Twilight Zone for Mold & Moisture Control?

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Just months after completing refurbishment on a 300+ room resort, the owner of the luxury coastal vacation resort began to wonder if he had entered into the twilight zone when mold and moisture problems suddenly emerged in numerous guestrooms. Photo &…

Military Housing Washes Out on New Air Barrier Standards

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It remains to be seen whether new building code requirements that contain stricter air tightness standards based on energy efficiency initiatives are actually attainable. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150924/270436LOG…

Strange Bedfellows: Common Ground for Takata Airbags and Moldy Buildings

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Airbag maker Takata made headlines recently as a seventh airbag-related fatality forced the Japanese company to announce the largest auto recall in history. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150827/261658LOGO Takata had init…

Coming of Age: How to Keep Your Next Major Hotel Upgrade from Causing Major Moisture Problems

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hospitality owners and property managers across the country and around the world are approaching (or have already observed) a birthday many don't want to celebrate. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150731/252374LOGO The…

How to Keep the Wave of Vacation Ownership Development From Becoming a Rip Tide

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The timeshare industry is enjoying a significant wave of expansion as an entire generation of vacation ownership buildings reaches maturity. Many U.S. resorts now 30 to 35 years old must undergo serious renovation work to their infrastructure. Logo &…

"The Iceman Cometh": The Secret to Avoiding Cold Weather Building Failures

ORLANDO, Fla., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 1940's play "The Iceman Cometh" examines the dangers of an illusory life. Fortunately, when it comes to building science, there's no need to live under illusory pretensions about whether a building will fail or thrive. Phot…

Waking the Dead: How to Subrogate a Zombie Defect Building Failure

ORLANDO, Fla., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — There's a new edge in risk management concerns for the building industry, says Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex buildi…

How to Make Your Next Air Barrier Prevent Building Mold and Moisture Failures

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After seeing numerous high-level examples of building failures due to air barrier defects, Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG) is warning that air barrier goals set by architects aren't always achievable by contractors a…

ACAC Benefits from Liberty Building Forensics Group Expert Sean Fitzgerald's Extensive Hotel Remediation Experience

Named to National Indoor Air Quality Certification Board ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty) is pleased to announce that Senior PM Sean Fitzgerald has been accepted as a certifications board member for the American Council for Accredited C…

Construction Risk Managers Should Focus on Preventing Humidity Damage

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today's healthy construction activity is a boon for an industry that's waited years to recover, but Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty) warns that a risk manager's biggest nightmare could come true if steps a…

Is Big Data in Construction a Big Problem or Big Opportunity?

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Massive construction projects often create major building forensic issues, requiring big data collection that quickly becomes a liability if not managed properly. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155223 If a quarte…

What's to Prevent a Repeat of 2005 Failures in South Florida's 2015 Construction Boom?

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The immediate future looks bright for South Florida as it basks in a revival of new construction. But Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty) cautions designers, engineers, and contractors not to let history repeat itself. Phot…

Liberty Building Forensics Group Urges Caution When Adhering to Brand Standards in Hotel Construction

Rigid adherence to brand standards in new hotel construction without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues, Liberty reports. ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (L…

Hotel Management Beware: The Last Man Standing Could Be the Loser

ORLANDO, Fla., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, now provides hotel management firms with building assessments a…

Liberty Building Forensics Group Completes Expert Witness Work for Pegasus Landings

ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has recently completed an expert moisture-rela…