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FLASHBACK FRIDAY - William (Bill) Vaughan, PhD Mold Assessment Issues and Answers | Original Air Date: 4-15-16 - Episode 410

12/7/2018
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Radio Joe and the team of IAQ Training Institute instructors are in Greenville, SC teaching all week so this week we will flash back to a great show we did with Dr. William (Bill) Vaughan about methods for assessing mold contamination and best practices for preparing for clearance air sampling. Over the years Dr. Vaughan has perfected a method for assessing Condition 2 areas in buildings and a method (air polishing) for cleaning the air prior to post remediation verification. He has had...

Duration:01:15:07

Joe Spurgeon, PhD - Can Airborne Mold Samples be Interpreted Objectively Using Numerical Guidelines?

11/30/2018
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This week we welcome back Dr. Joe Spurgeon to continue our conversation on the use of sampling as part of a mold inspection. We will focus on his latest paper and answer the question can airborne mold samples be interpreted objectively using numerical guidelines? Dr. Spurgeon has a multidisciplinary doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Health from the University of Pittsburgh; and was a Certified Industrial Hygienist from 1993 - 2013. His career has included working...

Duration:01:16:48

Flashback Friday - Lew Harriman & Terry Brennan Mason - EPA Moisture Control Guidance for Design, Construction and Maintenance - Original Air Date: 7-11-2014 | Episode: 333

11/16/2018
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This week on Iaqradio+ we flashback to a great show with Lew Harriman and Terry Brennan from 7-11-24. The EPA Moisture Control Guide is one of the best, if not the best document EPA has developed in 20 years. Terry Brennan and Lew Harriman join us to discuss the document and give us their thoughts on evaluating moisture issues in buildings. If you do not have this document in your library, get it, its free and your tax dollars helped to put it together. Terry Brennan was the lead author...

Duration:01:27:34

What We Learned – Healthy Buildings Summit 2018 – Nate Adams & Radio Joe

11/9/2018
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This week on Iaqradio+ we welcome "Nate the House Whisperer" Adams back to talk with Radio Joe about "What We Learned... Healthy Buildings Summit 2018" (HBS 2018). This year was our 6th year putting together the Healthy Buildings Summit. Our Keynote speakers were Jordan Peccian, PhD and Jeff "My House is Killing Me" May. Yesterday Nate Adams and Radio Joe sat down to go over the presentations at this years event and discuss key points from each presentation. Both the Youtube version and our...

Duration:01:00:55

Nate Adams - The House Whisperer The Evolving World of Home Performance - Part 3: Building Science, IAQ & Insulation

11/2/2018
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Today on IAQ Radio we welcome "Nate the House Whisperer" Adams. Nate is the founder of Energy Smart Home Performance outside Cleveland Ohio. Today we conclude our 3 part series "The Evolving World of Home Performance". This week we will focus on Building Science, IAQ & Insulation. Much or what we will discuss today comes from Nate's excellent book, The Home Comfort Book; The ultimate guide to creating a comfortable, healthy, efficient and long-lasting home. Nate is knowledgeable,...

Duration:01:11:41

Peter DeCarlo, PhD - Drexel University - What can Kathmandu teach us about HomeChem?

10/19/2018
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Dr. Peter DeCarlo is an Associate Professor with appointment in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Chemistry at Drexel University. He is also an affiliate of the Urban Health Collaborative in the School of Public Health at Drexel University and an adjunct member of the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCarlo has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of...

Duration:01:06:45

Rusty Amarante, CR - Director of Operations BELFOR Property Restoration - An Introspective Interview & Fireside Chat Spanning 4 Decades in the Restoration Industry!

10/12/2018
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Rusty Amarante is a Certified Restorer and Director of Operations for BELFOR Property Restoration the global leader in disaster recovery. He is also President of the BELFOR Franchise Group a leading national franchisor of service brands including 1-800-WATER DAMAGE, DUCTZ International and HOODZ International. Rusty’s career started in the 1970’s in suburban Philadelphia, PA and has ranged from the owner of a small cleaning and restoration company that grew to a large regional full...

Duration:01:11:03

Jay Stake - IAQA President - A New Chapter in the IAQA Story; After ASHRAE & Hurricane Florence Update

10/5/2018
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Jay Stake is the new Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) President for 2018-19. He is also the owner of J&J Consultants a total indoor air quality assessment company and President of Structural Sciences, Inc. Structural Sciences provides indoor air quality consulting services to the relocation industry throughout North America. Mr. Stake uses a network of 269 inspectors to assist with the relocation of clients in the network. The majority of the inspectors in his network are IAQA members....

Duration:01:04:53

Karen C. Dannemiller, PhD - Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University - Understanding fungi, bacteria and chemicals in the indoor environment

9/28/2018
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This week on IAQradio+ we welcome Karen Dannemiller, PhD, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Dannemiller's interdisciplinary research integrates engineering with microbiology and addresses emerging health challenges and environmental concerns using -omics approaches. Within the indoor environment, we are simultaneously exposed to thousands of chemicals and microorganisms which compose our indoor exposures, and these exposures are different from those of our ancestors....

Duration:01:01:28

Steven M. Spivak, PhD - Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Maryland - An Interview with Industry Icon: Reflections spanning half a century of advising the world-wide Cleaning & Restoration Community

9/21/2018
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This week on IAQradio+ we welcome Steven M. Spivak, Ph.D., CText, FTI, FSFPE, FSES. Dr, Spivak is chair of the Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) Science Advisory Council and professor emeritus of fire protection engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Spivak served as Technical Advisor for the Restoration Industry Association formerly known as ASCR International for almost 4 decades. In that role his monthly column called Technical Topics in...

Duration:01:05:39

Mike O’Donnell - Ben Umberger - Assessment & Restoration of Contents Affected by Smoke, Water, Mold & other Contaminates

9/14/2018
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The restoration and remediation industry has evaluated, cleaned, dried, deodorized and restored building structures, contents and high value possessions after fire and water losses, other catastrophic events and damage related to a wide range of contaminates for over half a century. The building restoration sector of the damage repair and remediation industry has a long history of established procedures, standards and certification criteria dating back to fire restoration’s early roots in...

Duration:01:20:35

Don Weekes, CIH, CSP - IEQ Current Events Discussion

9/7/2018
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This week's IAQradio+ visits with an old friend of the show and one of our most active guests over the years Don Weekes, CIH, CSP. Don is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional who has recently retired from InAIR Environmental which is based in Ottawa, ON. He is a Past President of IAQA, as well as Past President of the Ottawa Valley Chapter for ASHRAE. Mr. Weekes is currently the President of the Indoor Environmental Quality - Global Alliance (IEQ-GA), and he...

Duration:01:05:56

IAQ Radio Classic: Pete Consigli & The Z-man – A History of the Restoration Industry Parts 1-3

9/5/2018
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This weeks IAQ Radio+ episode flashes back to interviews with Pete Consigli and the Z-man that conclude our series on the “History of Restoration” from the viewpoint of these two living legends. The interview started out as a retrospective conversation about their longtime relationship that spanned almost 4 decades, it ended up being a priceless discussion on the “History of Restoration”, from their perspective in the trenches. These shows were personal, insightful and controversial at...

Duration:02:52:48

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Pete Consigli A Conversation with the Restoration Industry’s Global Watchdogs: Part 1 Original Air Date: Episode 376.1 | 7-17-15

8/24/2018
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Full Description: This week Pete Consigli will be in Pittsburgh and sit down with the Z-man and to have a retrospective conversation about their longtime relationship that has spanned almost 4 decades. Radio Joe will join them back at Studio C for a show which could be characterized as “Restoration Confidential”. It will be personal, insightful, controversial at times but most of all come from the heart with a spirit of setting the record straight on many of the industry’s misnomers and...

Duration:00:48:54

FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Ellen Tohn – Tohn Environmental Strategies Health and Home Performance: A Game Changer – Original Air Date: Episode 457 | 4-21-17

8/17/2018
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This week we flashback to Ellen Tohn of Tohn Environmental Strategies. Ms. Tohn is an environmental health consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is a nationally recognized expert in housing based environmental health threats, green and healthy housing, and indoor air quality. Ms. Tohn works with housing developers, owners and managers to create green and healthy housing and developed the nationally recognized “One Touch” approach. She has assisted health advocates catalyze policy...

Duration:00:55:17

Chuck Violand, Ross Riek, Owen Boak and The Restoration Global Watchdog!

7/20/2018
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This past June RIA held its first International restoration conference and trade show on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The event which will be an annual offering in the region was organized and delivered by RIA’s Australasian Council. The local RIA conference planning committee collaborated with the Australian IAQA chapter leadership and featured several education sessions by local leading IAQ experts. Mold seemed to be a hot topic at the conference with several labs exhibiting at...

Duration:01:09:17

Whitney Wiseman - National Organization of Restoration and Remediation Professionals

7/13/2018
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This week on IAQradio+ we welcome Whitney Wiseman. Whitney Wiseman started in the restoration industry back in 2004. He began as a laborer for a family restoration company while still in college. While working with this company for three and a half years, he eventually climbed the ladder to become the operations manager. He was able to help grow the company into a large national company still existing today. Whitney started his company in 2008 in Miami while in school for construction...

Duration:01:01:35

Nick Hurst - US EPA, Indoor Environments Division - The EPA Indoor airPLUS Program

6/29/2018
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This week on IAQradio+ we welcome Nick Hurst. Nick is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the US EPA and the Program Manager of EPA's Indoor airPLUS label for new homes. He has been involved in the construction industry for over 17 years as a self-employed remodeling contractor, project manager, green building consultant, and trainer. Nick earned a Master's in Technology concentrating in Building Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and he later served as...

Duration:01:09:02

HOMEChem Open House - House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry

6/22/2018
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This week on IAQradio+ will be broadcasting live from the Open House event for the HOMEChem study at the University of Texas Austin's, J.J. Pickle Research Campus. The HOMEChem experiment (House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry) incorporates state-of-the-art measurements performed by over 20 investigators and their teams from the fields of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering. This experiment engages far more institutions and disciplines than ever applied to the...

Duration:01:01:11