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Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE - Stephanie H. Taylor, MD, M Arch, CIC - Kishor Khankari, PhD - Three Perspectives on how COVID-19 will change the IAQ World

Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE - Stephanie H. Taylor, MD, M Arch, CIC - Kishor Khankari, PhD - Three Perspectives on how COVID-19 will change the IAQ World

June 18, 2021
This week we welcome three distinguished guests for their perspective on how COVID has changed the IAQ world forever. Important topics such as how viruses and other infectious diseases are transmitted are being reexamined. Is it possible that we will go back to the pre-COVID status quo after the pain of the pandemic subsides? What is the most important lesson of the pandemic? What is the most important change that needs to be made to IAQ standards? How will COVID change HVAC system design practice? What is the biggest knowledge gap revealed by the pandemic? What can be done to make better IAQ sustainable? These questions and more will be examined during this week’s show.

Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE
 

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.

Dr. Bahnfeth 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.

Kishor Khankari, PhD

Dr. Kishor Khankari is the president and founder of AnSight LLC. As a specialist in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Kishor has several years of experience in providing consulting services that have resulted in optimized solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems. A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. in CFD from the University of Minnesota and has regularly published in several technical journals. Dr. Kishor Khankari is an ASHRAE Fellow and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is a recipient of ASHRAE Distinguished and Exceptional Service Awards; past President of ASHRAE Detroit Chapter, past Chair of ASHRAE Research Administration Committee (RAC) and many other esteemed positions and service to the industry.

Stephanie Taylor, MD, M Arch, CIC

After working for decades as a physician, Dr. Stephanie Taylor, MD decided to obtain her Masters Degree in Architecture and an Infection Control Certification. Dr. Taylor is the CEO of Taylor Healthcare Commissioning, Inc. where her lifelong commitment to patient care focuses on improving the physical healthcare environment and clinical work practices to protect and help heal patients.

Ed Light, CSP, CIH - Round Up with Don Weekes, CIH, CSP - COVID 19 Practice to Research; Best Practices for Schools and More

Ed Light, CSP, CIH - Round Up with Don Weekes, CIH, CSP - COVID 19 Practice to Research; Best Practices for Schools and More

June 11, 2021

Ed Light holds degrees in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts (B.S.) and Marshall University (M.S.), is a Senior Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, has authored over 40 scientific publications on assessment and control of the indoor environment and has chaired several national scientific committees.  In the 1980’s, Ed established the West Virginia Department of Health IAQ Program, pioneering efforts to resolve exposure issues related to formaldehyde, asbestos, and termiticides.  In the 1990’s, he developed widely used protocols for addressing IEQ complaints (published by EPA, NIOSH and ISIAQ) and managing air quality in occupied buildings under construction (for SMACNA, promulgated by ANSI).  As a consultant, Ed has directed more than 1000 multi-disciplinary IEQ investigations, ranging from the White House to the South Pole Station.  He has been admitted as an expert witness in numerous litigations.

Richard Shaughnessy, PhD & John Downey - Life and Times of an IAQ Legend & Healthy Buildings America 2021 – Research to Practice

Richard Shaughnessy, PhD & John Downey - Life and Times of an IAQ Legend & Healthy Buildings America 2021 – Research to Practice

June 4, 2021
This week welcome Richard Shaughnessy, PhD, IAQ Director at the University of Tulsa and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) Executive Director John Downey. Dr. Shaughnessy is a legend in the IAQ world and many of our listeners express their thanks for his role in trying to bring research and practice together over the years. Dr. Shaughnessy is also the Healthy Buildings America 2021 Vice President. For HB 2021 ISIAQ and CIRI have joined forces with the theme “Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice; In the Age of COVID 19 and Beyond”. We look forward to interviewing Dr. Shaughnessy about the early days of IAQ right up to the present and getting his and John Downey’s thoughts on HBA 2021.
 
Richard J. Shaughnessy, has served as Director of the University of Tulsa’s Indoor Air Quality Research Program (TUIAP) in the Chemical Engineering Department since 1987. His studies have focused on particulate research, air cleaner evaluation, indoor chemistry, school studies, asthma/housing research, and resolution and remediation of bioaerosol-related problems. He is experienced in field research in homes and schools, and associated measurements/tools related to characterization of IAQ and moisture. He is currently furthering research studying associations between IAQ parameters in classrooms and student health/performance, and is actively working toward defining a basis for “clean” in schools which applies to both performance and health of students. In addition, he currently is overseeing a HUD grant to define what constitutes “normal” background fungal ecology in homes.
 
John Downey is Executive Dir. CIRI. He is also the fourth generation President and Owner of Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville, OH. John was also the Founder of Cleanfax magazine a long time industry trade publication he sold in 1999. John has been a long time industry association leader, volunteer and member of numerous committees and boards of directors. His industry connections are second to none and he is respected as a man of his word that listens to both sides of an issue prior to making his own decisions on the proper direction to take.
John T. Hull & John Lapotaire - The Moisture Mob Roofing Show Part II: Leaks, Dry-outs, Mitigation & Scammers!

John T. Hull & John Lapotaire - The Moisture Mob Roofing Show Part II: Leaks, Dry-outs, Mitigation & Scammers!

May 21, 2021
On Valentine's Day 2020, IAQ Radio+ formally introduced The Moisture Mob (MM) to its growing list of loyal listeners. Since the late fall of 2019 till the present day, IAQ Radio+ has done 8 shows in the moisture mob series and has 3 more in the pipeline for 2021. The MM shows have been informative, entertaining and highly educational with an emphasis on lessons learned from case studies and years of experience in the trenches!
 
This week, Radio Joe and the Z-man will be doing a follow up show with the Moisture Mob's "Roof Guy" and build off the Part 1 show from February 14, 2020. To review the blog from that show which also introduced the Moisture Mob's historical roots and its motto of "Truth and Accuracy in Moisture Measurement...or Face the Consequences", click on this link.
 
Joining John T. Hull this week will be Mob associate and an IAQ Radio+ favorite son from Orlando John Lapotaire. John has years of practical experience doing IEQ inspections with an emphasis on moisture intrusion to the building envelope. Mr. Lapotaire has written and presented on water categorization and given interpretive opinions of industry standards for causation determination and expert testimony for the insurance claims or litigation process. Mr. Hull also a Florida resident based in Pensacola has over 4 decades experience in coatings, having worked for a leading paint and coating purveyor. As an independent roofing consultant, John T. has performed hundreds of roofing inspections in his career.
 
This week, Joe and Cliff will leverage the experience of the two John's to delve into tricks of the trade for leak origin determination, strategies for roofing dry-outs prior to repair options, techniques for mitigation and roof cover-ups after tree and wind damage and other insider tips of best practices for roofing inspections and reporting.
 
June 1st is the beginning of the Atlantic Storm season affecting the Caribbean, Eastern Coastline of the US, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican peninsula. In hurricane prone states like Florida, Texas, and coastal areas on the Carolinas and other Southeastern states, too often opportunists and scammers look to take advantage of a vulnerable and often unsuspecting public after natural disasters!
 
Radio Joe and the Z-man will draw on the experience of the Moisture Mob's Roof Guy and his IEQ Associate for advice to avoid being victimized a second time after a catastrophic occurrence by unscrupulous companies looking to profit off disaster victims, insurance carriers and government flood coverage policies in ravaged area wide disaster zones. Join us today at noon live or download the show later either way
 
LEARN MORE about how to locate and qualify reputable roofing contractors and mitigation, drying and restoration specialists with IAQ Radio+! 
Lisa M Brosseau, ScD, CIH & Tom Peters, PhD, CIH - Going back to work and school during a pandemic

Lisa M Brosseau, ScD, CIH & Tom Peters, PhD, CIH - Going back to work and school during a pandemic

May 14, 2021
This week we welcome two ACGIH leaders to discuss their new website for COVID resources and going back to work/school during a pandemic. We will look at the resources and discuss tips and tools with the Chair of ACGIH’s Pandemic Response Task Force Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH and the Board Liaison to the task force Tom Peters, PhD, CIH.
 
Dr. Peters is a Professor at University of Iowa Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and a member of the ACGIH Board of Directors. He is an engineer trained in aerosol physics who applies his efforts to the study of human health as it relates to particulate exposures. Dr. Peters develops novel strategies to quantify the morphology, concentration, and size of airborne particles. He uses these strategies to understand and control contaminants in diverse occupational and environmental settings.
 
Dr. Brosseau, now retired, was a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health from 2015 to 2018, where she was director of the Illinois Education and Research Center, which supported graduate and continuing education for occupational health and safety professionals and community outreach activities. She was also director of the UIC Center for Healthy Work. Dr. Brosseau has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, delivered numerous platform research presentations, and has been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international conferences and workshops. She has written several articles for CIDRAP focused on respiratory protection for healthcare and other workers during outbreaks and pandemics. 
 
Dr. Brosseau recently joined us for a fantastic discussion of Control Banding and COVID 19. Below is the link to that show. Join us live today at noon or download the show later either way LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+.
Ralph E. Moon, PhD - ATP Use and Misuse in the Restoration Industry

Ralph E. Moon, PhD - ATP Use and Misuse in the Restoration Industry

May 7, 2021
This week IAQ Radio+ will be bringing back listener favorite Dr. Ralph "Bad Moon Rising" Moon, a Moisture Mob Associate. Dr. Moon's long anticipated study on the use, interpretation and viability of ATP in the restoration and remediation sector will be previewed this week as Ralph previews to the industry a presentation of his research. The study was recently published in the CIRI peer reviewed " CSQ" Journal in the latest quarterly edition and will illustrate the misuse of ATP technology by addressing common misunderstandings. https://www.ciriscience.org/ 
 
In setting up the study, performing the research, interpreting the data and traversing the road to publication through a rigorous peer review process was tedious, time consuming and performed diligently in the "Bad Moon Rising" Way. The primary focus and goal of the study was to ensure that time and resources expended , were commensurate to the useful application of the results for industry practitioners in the assessment, mitigation, restoration and remediation disciplines. The Z-man and Radio Joe will interview and question Dr. Moon as he presents his research and explains the results in the IAQ Radio+ unique "case study" format by using charts and graphs from the CSQ published article.
 
Dr. Moon asked industry historian Pete Consigli to review and comment on the initial manuscript for "restoration" applicability before the document was scientifically peer reviewed.  The Restoration Global Watchdog highly recommends that frequent ATP users call in live this week as Cliff and Joe engage the audience with Q&A after Dr. Moon offers his conclusions of the study after halftime. There may be some "Ah Ha" moments even for industry veterans and longtime users of ATP technology for project oversight and/or remediation verification criteria!
 
This week during the Round-up, CIRI Executive Director and CSQ publisher John Downey will be joining the show to comment on the peer review process and talk about some of the exciting initiatives CIRI has in the pipeline this year for the IAQ and Restoration industry! Of course, it wouldn't be a "Restoration" show in the Moisture Mob series without a Mob Consigliere weighing in, so this week's Round-up should be lively as Consigli joins Downey, the IAQ Radio+ team and the loyal group of listeners for an engaging and much anticipated show!
 
LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+.
 
Past Shows with Dr. Moon
Anthony “Tony” Havics, CIH, PE - A Demonstrated Layer of Protection – A Review of Antimicrobial Surface Protectant

Anthony “Tony” Havics, CIH, PE - A Demonstrated Layer of Protection – A Review of Antimicrobial Surface Protectant

April 30, 2021
This week on IAQ Radio we welcome back one of our favorite guests Tony Havics, PE, CIH for a look at some recent work he has cone on antimicrobial surface protectants. In conjunction with a client who provides integrated facility services to more than 600 customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico;  Mr. Havics, a certified industrial hygienist and engineer, collaborated in producing a thorough and leading-edge review of understanding products aimed at protecting against infection by the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
 
Their review consisted of selecting manufacturers of ASPs who have provided public review of their lab tests, lab studies, field studies and peer reviews. Each of the 15 products reviewed was evaluated for efficacy, applicability and potential drawbacks. The review is based on their first-hand experience with these products together with information supplied directly from the product manufacturers and summaries of third party lab tests and studies. They believe this kind of clear-eyed analysis has been missing from the industry and as a leader in the field, and saw it as their responsibility to fill that void to improve end-user understanding of various applications.
 
Mr. Havics is an Honors graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Environmental Engineer (PE) with over 25 years of experience. He has provided front end investigation, development of plans & specifications, development of work plans, cost estimation, and oversight of numerous facilities for remediation, refurbishing, or decommissioning including a launch pad, dam gates, a baseball stadium, a tire factory with 59 buildings, a biologically contaminated L1011, a hospital, JP-6 fuel tanks, former mental institute, former military buildings, etc. In the field of microscopy, he has performed analysis for asbestos, contaminants in products, other minerals, fibers, fungi, engineering properties, and has testified in federal court as an expert microscopist. Andrew has also performed failure analysis and forensic testing on numerous building products such as roofs, windows, flooring, drywall, piping, etc.
 
LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+.
Roland Vierra and Robert Blochinger - Moisture Related Issues Affecting Wood and Concrete Substrates and Flooring - Part 2

Roland Vierra and Robert Blochinger - Moisture Related Issues Affecting Wood and Concrete Substrates and Flooring - Part 2

April 23, 2021
This week we look forward to Part 2 of this Moisture Mob interview with an extended show. The Mob Enforcers will complete their presentation of case studies and explain the lessons learned from years of field experience doing Third Party Moisture Related Evaluations. In Part 1 the Enforcers discussed the use, application and meaning of the term Forensic as it pertains to 3rd party inspections before diving into each of their first 2 case studies as the Z-man fielded a lively interactive Q&A with the call-in audience. Part 2 will pick up where the Enforcers left off.
 
During the wrap-up Joe and Cliff will get Roland and Bob's opinion on the various moisture meter technology and diagnostic tools used in their work and why proper training and an understanding of meter selection and application of use is critical to a comprehensive and competent inspection report. 
 
Restoration Industry Adviser and Historian Pete Consigli stresses the importance of that point, as false readings and misinterpretations of the data have far reaching financial implications while undermining the credibility of the industry with those they serve and the entities that bear the bulk of corrective action and remedial costs.
 
The Restoration Global Watchdog says, "Please join the IAQradio+ team this week as Mr. Stick and Bavarian Bob complete this unique two-part case study show on moisture related issues affecting wood and concrete substrates and flooring"! LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+.
Travis West - IEQ Consulting for a Living & Texas Electric Nightmare: The Indoor Environmental Aftermath

Travis West - IEQ Consulting for a Living & Texas Electric Nightmare: The Indoor Environmental Aftermath

April 16, 2021
This week we welcome Travis West of Houston, TX to talk about how things are going since the recent electric grid mess and how to make a living doing IEQ work. Travis has been doing IEQ work and making a living at it for over 30 years. He is also very active with IAQA and is a Summer Camp veteran. We are looking forward to his first person report from TX and his perspective on how to run a successful IEQ consulting company.
 
Travis West is the President of Building Air Quality, a Houston, Texas consulting firm. As an indoor air quality consultant, Mr. West has worked for 31 years on many kinds of indoor air quality issues and concerns. His primary business involves environmental investigations in commercial buildings. He has worked for the owners of multi-tenant office buildings, educational facilities, and medical buildings. For the past 15 years, he has also worked across the Southern United States on environmental health and safety issues for the regional office of the Federal Occupational Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – investigating building failures in government leased buildings. Thanks to Ice Storm Uri, Travis has kept busy chasing water damage from some of the most unusual sources he’s seen in his many years of investigations.
Delphine Farmer, PhD - Colorado State University - Indoor vs Outdoor Air Chemistry: Cooking, Cleaning and COVID

Delphine Farmer, PhD - Colorado State University - Indoor vs Outdoor Air Chemistry: Cooking, Cleaning and COVID

April 2, 2021
This week we welcome back Dr. Delphine Farmer of the University of Colorado at Boulder and HomeChem fame. Dr. Farmer was one of our guests at the HomeChem open house back on 6 -22-2018. This week we will provide update on HomeChem and get Dr. Farmer’s thoughts indoor vs outdoor air: cooking, cleaning and COVID. We will discuss the chemistry of indoor environments and then talk about the experiments many schools and others are performing on indoor air quality without realizing it.
 
Delphine Farmer, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on building new instrumentation to measure reactive trace gases and particles in the atmosphere in order to understand how humans are changing our environment. She is particularly interested in the emissions from forests, and has recently taken the dive into the complex world of indoor chemistry.
 
Dr. Farmer grew up in Canada, and received her BSc in Chemistry from McGill University in Montreal. She moved to warmer climates to earn her Master’s in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and her PhD in Chemistry, both from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focused on using laser spectroscopy to study forest-atmosphere interactions. Delphine then held a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder, working with aerosol mass spectrometers in forests in the Brazilian Amazon and California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
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