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Lew Harriman - ASHRAE Distinguished Fellow - Damp Buildings, Human Health and HVAC Design

Lew Harriman - ASHRAE Distinguished Fellow - Damp Buildings, Human Health and HVAC Design

August 7, 2020

This week we welcome Lew Harriman for a discussion about the new ASHRAE document "Damp Buildings, Human Health and HVAC Design". The new document is intended to provide clear guidance for consultants, building owners/managers and others on measuring and managing moisture in buildings.

Lew Harriman was a contributor to the EPA guidance for Moisture Control in Buildings, the EPA’s Guidance for Air Cleaners and most recently the ASHRAE Special Publication titled: Damp Buildings, Human Health and HVAC Design. After college and a 5-yr stint in the US Air Force, Lew worked for a manufacturer of industrial dehumidification systems for 10 years, before beginning a second, 32-year career as a humidity control and building forensic consultant. He operated his one-person firm under the name Mason-Grant until 2018, when he retired from active consulting and took the tongue-in-cheek title of “Emeritus Director of Research” because he says likes the sound of it. Still, he seems unable to off-load his attachment to ASHRAE volunteer work, since he continues to serve as a humidity and filtration consultant to ASHRAE's COVID-19 Epidemic Task Force.

 
This episode follows up our series we call the Moisture Mob Episodes. Check them all out at the links below.
 
Moisture Mob Episodes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephanie H. Taylor MD M Architecture, CIC - Relative Humidity, Infections & IAQ

Stephanie H. Taylor MD M Architecture, CIC - Relative Humidity, Infections & IAQ

July 31, 2020

This week we welcome Stephanie Taylor, MD, M Architecture, CIC the CEO of Taylor Healthcare Commissioning, Inc. After working as a physician for many decades, Dr. Taylor obtained a Masters in Architecture as well as Infection Control certification. Her lifelong commitment to patient care includes focusing on improving the healthcare physical environment and clinical work processes to help patients heal quickly and save hospitals valuable dollars. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Harvard Medical School (MD), and Norwich University (Masters Architecture). She has numerous research publications in "Nature and is also a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force. We look forward to a fascinating dicussion about buildings and their role in infection control. 

 

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Ivan Turner, Steven LaVelle & Kent Riddle - Marketing Your Restoration Business in Tough Times

Ivan Turner, Steven LaVelle & Kent Riddle - Marketing Your Restoration Business in Tough Times

July 24, 2020
This week we welcome Ivan Turner, Steven LaVelle and Kent Riddle for a special show designed to help market your restoration company in tough times and beyond. The interview will focus on how to get through tough times and help ensure your marketing program brings results quickly. The team will discuss methods and techniques for marketing that can help any company but particularly restoration companies looking to survive and thrive during difficult times. The groups new e-book is called How to Successfully Market Your Restoration Business in 14 Days. 
 
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Unprecedented Special Offer, only One recipient will be chosen
 
Are you are experiencing a downturn in your restoration business due to a lack of jobs; an expert consulting team* seeks one candidate for free 14 day business turnaround. (*Kent "redneck millionaire" Riddle, Ivan "Showme marketing" Turner, and Steven "roving marketing reporter" LaVelle)
 
In 100 words or less, tell the consulting team why they should select you for the free 14 day business turnaround. All entries will remain confidential. More details during the show.
 
Ivan Turner has been in the restoration field for over 25 years. He created “Disaster Brigade” an organization that brings veterans into the restoration industry. And he is presently the CEO of ShowMe Marketing, a consulting firm that shows restoration companies how to get more work in just days. He was a featured author in the book, “How to Get More Water Damage Jobs” with a chapter that included insider secrets for getting free referrals from plumbers. Recently he said, “Drop me in any city in North America and I’ll go to any restoration company you name – then, in just 14 days I’ll have the owner, the sales team, or the newest technician bringing in more jobs.”
 
Steven LaVelle has been researcher and writer for the restoration industry for more than 12 years. With half-a-dozen books to his credit including, “197 Ways To Persuade Adjusters, Agents, and Others To Give You The Job,” “The Restoration Book,” “How to Get More Water Damage Jobs” and “Get Paid!” which featured our own Cliff Zlotnik(the Z Man) who wrote the foreword. Steven says, “I ask the most insightful industry leaders for their best secrets, they tell them to me and I add a few ideas of my own, then write them down – that is how I create some of the best marketing books in restoration. In the final analysis I’m just a roving reporter and marketer who knows where to look and what questions to ask.”
 
Kent Riddle is a story teller. Someone called him a “Red Neck Millionaire,” because he ran a successful franchise for many years that had an annual income in the millions of dollars and has a deep southern accent that rivals his friends in Nashville.  Recently he sold his franchise for millions more, but he found retirement to be too much work! So he dove back in and created a consulting firm that helps other restoration companies become successful. He teaches with stories and he promised to share a couple today – like the one in which a group of contractors were waiting to make a presentation to the manager of a water damaged restaurant, when a competitor walked up and stole the job with just three sentences. Recently, he asked the owner and front line workers of a wildly successful franchise how they were doing during the COVID crisis – they told him, now he will tell us.
Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE & Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH - ACGIH Chair & Immediate Past Chair - The Science of Guidelines and Standards

Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE & Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH - ACGIH Chair & Immediate Past Chair - The Science of Guidelines and Standards

June 26, 2020
This week we welcome ACGIH Chair Mary Lopez, PhD, CPE and Immediate Past Chair Mike Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH to Iaqradio+. Our topic is how scientific organizations like ACGIH develop guidelines such as Threshold Limit Values using science as driving force behind development. Guidelines and standards are developed by many organizations lets look at how one of the most respected organizations in the world does it.
 
COL (Ret) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
 
Dr. Lopez retired from military service after 33 years as an Army officer. She currently serves as the Chair, ACGIH Physical Agents Committee. Dr. Lopez has been an active member of the ACGIH PAC since 2004, serving as a subject matter expert in Ergonomics and Human Factors, and as Vice Chair (2005-2010) and Chair (2010-2018). She has served on the ACGIH Board of Directors since 2019 and was elected ACGIH Board Chair for 2020. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a licensed Occupational Therapist.
 
Colonel (Retired) Mary S. Lopez graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. She completed the OT internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. COL(R) Lopez holds a Master of Health Administration from Baylor University and a PhD in Industrial Engineering—Human Factors and Ergonomics from Texas A&M University. She has held a variety of positions in her assignments at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Letterman Army Medical Center, Fort Ord, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Riley, the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, the Uniformed Services University, and the Office of the Surgeon General, and the Europe Regional Medical Command. 
 
Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH
 
Committed to improving the health and well-being of workers exposed to chemical and physical agents in their work environment, Dr. Ellenbecker, now Professor Emeritus, for almost thirty years taught occupational hygiene in the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In his continuing role as co-Director of TURI, he manages a staff of fifteen and has guided the Institute's research program from its inception in 1989. In addition to TURI’s mission, Dr. Ellenbecker’s research interests include aerosol science, ventilation system design, and evaluating occupational and environmental exposures to engineered nanoparticles. He is co-author of "Ventilation for Control of the Work Environment," the standard textbook for the design of industrial exhaust systems, and “Exposure Assessment and Safety Considerations for Working with Engineered Nanoparticles”. Harvard-educated, he holds Doctoral and Master degrees in Environmental Health Sciences and Industrial Hygiene and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA - AIHA President Healthier Workplaces I A Healthier World

J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA - AIHA President Healthier Workplaces I A Healthier World

June 19, 2020
This week we welcome the new AIHA President J. Lindsay Cook, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA to Iaqradio+. We look forward to talking about the recent AIHA virtual conference, the re-branding of AIHA and other hot topics in industrial hygiene including of course industry pros experience with the COVID 19 pandemic.
 
Lindsay Cook became the latest AIHA President this June, at the end of AIHce EXP 2020. An AIHA member since 1979, Lindsay has worked with AIHA’s Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, Laboratory Health and Safety Committee, Indoor Environmental Quality Task Force, and Finance Committee. He was first elected to the Board of directors in 1999 and has worked his way through leadership positions.
 
Prior to his recent retirement he was Senior Vice President at The EI Group, Inc. an environmental health and safety (EHS) consulting firm in Morrisville, North Carolina. Mr. Cook is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a Graduate Degree from the Industrial Hygiene program.
Rusty Amarante & Tom Yacobellis - Belfor is Ichiban; Managing High Profile Coronavirus Projects

Rusty Amarante & Tom Yacobellis - Belfor is Ichiban; Managing High Profile Coronavirus Projects

June 12, 2020
This week we welcome back Rusty Amarante and Tom Yacobellis for a show we are calling Belfor is Ichiban; Managing High Profile Coronavirus Projects. Belfor is the largest restoration company in the world and as such ends up on some very interesting projects. This week we will discuss the cleaning and disinfecting of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. This ship was in the news a lot when it had to be docked in Japan after passengers developed CV19. We will go through the process and obstacles to cleaning and disinfecting a floating city.
 
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 service restoration contractor before joining the BELFOR Team in the 1990’s. Over the past forty plus years he has been an IICRC instructor, state approved CEC trainer for the insurance industry and avid contributor and volunteer to the industry’s not-for-profit sector.
 
Tom Yacobellis is Director of National Operations for Belfor Mechanical an International HVAC remediation, restoration and diagnostic firm with 80 locations nationwide. He is the founder of DUCTZ International and has 38years’ experience in the design, installation, and restoration of HVAC systems and 29 years specifically in the HVAC remediation industry and Building Diagnostics.
 
Tom has been continuously engaged in the diagnosis, inspection, and restoration of HVAC mechanical and building related systems since 1979. He is a 30-year Florida State licensed HVAC, Mold Assessment, and Mold Remediation, contractor. Toms is an active expert witness for the Florida Attorney General’s office for consumer fraud in HVAC, and building mold mitigation trades. Tom holds lifetime achievement awards from both the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). Tom has extensive standards creation and drafting experience for NADCA, IICRC, ASHRAE, ACCA, and IAQA.
Kevin Pearson & Mark Springer - Détente between RIA & IICRC: Strategic Agreement 2020 Update

Kevin Pearson & Mark Springer - Détente between RIA & IICRC: Strategic Agreement 2020 Update

June 5, 2020

This week we welcome RIA President Mark Springer and IICRC Chairman of the BoardKevin Pearson for a show we are calling Detente between RIA and IICRC. This is the fourth in our series of shows about the development and implementation of the strategic agreement between the two groups. The Z-man and Radio Joe are happy to see this happening after years of missed opportunities to work together for the betterment of the restoration industry.

Mark Springer is the President of Dayspring Restoration, a company that performs restoration services in properties that are damaged by disasters such as water, fire, wind, or environmental damage. Dayspring performs these services across the great state of Montana where Mark has lived his entire life. The Dayspring family has grown to over 125 team members who work hard to delight their customers who have experienced property damage in their homes or businesses. Mark is the current President of the Restoration Industry Association.

Kevin Pearson is an industry consultant who has been in the industry since 1992. Kevin started as a technician in the field and worked his way up to managing a cleaning and restoration company. Then in 2001 Kevin opened Pearson Carpet Care and grew it into a multi-truck operation and was able to sell it in January 2018. Since then Kevin has been an industry consultant and performs inspections for the flooring manufacturers.

Kevin has also spent many years working to raise the level of the cleaning, restoration, and inspection industries through the IICRC. Over the years, Kevin has served on standards committees, chaired the Certified Firm Committee, Chaired the Nominating Committee, Chaired the Education Committee and served many different officer positions on the Board. Kevin currently serves as the IICRC Chairman of the Board for (2019 -2021).

Nir Bashan - Harnessing the Power of Creativity to Improve Profitability, Increase Sales and Give Meaning to Your Work

Nir Bashan - Harnessing the Power of Creativity to Improve Profitability, Increase Sales and Give Meaning to Your Work

May 29, 2020
This week we welcome author, speaker and creativity expert Nir Bashan to guide listeners on using your own creativity to improve profitability, increase sales and give meaning to your work.
 
Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity.
 
That formula is found in The Creator Mindset, which has been translated into two languages. He was one of the youngest professors ever selected to teach graduate courses at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and also taught undergraduate courses at the University of California at Los Angeles.
 
He has worked on numerous albums, movies, and advertisements with famous actors and musicians ranging from Rod Stewart to Woody Harrelson. His work on creativity has won a Clio Award and was nominated for an Emmy.
 
Nir is the founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset LLC, a company that conducts workshops, consulting, coaching, and keynote speeches at conferences and corporate events. His clients include AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision and jetBlue. Nir lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, young son, and two Bernedoodles named P-Paws and Waylon Jennings.
 
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Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE - Penn State Professor & ASHRAE Past President on Mechanical Systems and COVID-19

Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE - Penn State Professor & ASHRAE Past President on Mechanical Systems and COVID-19

May 22, 2020
This week we welcome back Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE to discuss the new ASHRAE Pandemic Task Force and Mechanical Systems and COVID-19. Dr. Bahnfleth is the Chair of the task force along with being a Penn State Professor and ASHRAE Past-President. We are thrilled to have him join us again in spite of his busy schedule.
 
William Bahnfleth is a professor of architectural engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in University Park, PA, where he has been employed since 1994. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant for ZBA, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH and a Principal Investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, IL. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he also earned a bachelor of music degree in instrumental performance. His is a registered professional engineer. At Penn State, Dr. Bahnfleth teaches undergraduate courses in HVAC fundamentals, HVAC system design, and controls and graduate courses in chilled water systems, hot water and steam systems, and indoor air quality. His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 170 technical papers and articles and 14 books and book chapters. He consults on the design of chilled water thermal energy storage systems and has been involved in more than 20 projects world-wide.
 
Dr. Bahnfleth is a fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He has served ASHRAE in a variety of capacities, including Student Branch Advisor, Chapter Governor, Technical Committee and Standing Committee Chair, and as Director-at-Large, Vice President, Treasurer, and 2013-14 Society President. His honors include a 1st place ASHRAE Technology Award, Transactions Paper Award, Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards, The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award, the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit and the F. Paul Anderson Award. He is also a recipient of the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society’s World-Class Engineering Faculty Award.
Patrick Moffett - Talking Dirty Part 2 with Patrick Moffett - A near death experience reflects on decades of lessons learned the hard way!

Patrick Moffett - Talking Dirty Part 2 with Patrick Moffett - A near death experience reflects on decades of lessons learned the hard way!

May 8, 2020
This week on IAQradio+ we focus on cleaning and restoration employee health and safety. Joining us is one of the best known industry experts Mr. Patrick Moffett. Patrick will discuss lessons learned over his years of field experience working in the trenches and will tell listeners how his near death experience shows it's never too late to take health and safety for granted in the work restoration contractors perform. With all the attention on COVID-19 it’s easy to forget how difficult and hazardous the work our cleaning and restoration pros do every day. Now they are being asked to be emergency responders for a new threat, yet their old work has not gone away. Pat Moffett wants to spread the health and safety gospel by recounting his own brush with death after doing what started out as a typical water/sewage damage restoration project.
 
For more than 35 years, Patrick has been an environmental and industrial hygienist, general contractor, technical writer, lecturer and instructor specializing in the assessment and oversight of property damage remediation and the environmental clearance of property losses. His loss experience includes small but complicated losses; large losses involving schools, hospitals, shopping centers and high-rise buildings; industrial commercial properties and factory losses; catastrophic losses related to whole communities and cities; coordinating the cleanup of losses with government agencies including police, fire, hazmat, DOH, OSHA, EPA, and the State of California Department of Fish and Game.

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