Episode 500 - Radio Joe & The Z-man - Interviewed by John Lapotaire, Bob Krell, John Downey & Pete Consigli 10+ Years and 500 shows; What have We Learned?
This week on IAQradio+, Radio Joe & The Z-man are celebrating 10+ Years and 500 shows! It's been an interesting journey from when podcasts were a new thing to where it seems everyone has a podcast. This week we turn the tables on the IAQ Radio co-hosts with questions from frequent listeners, guests and industry leaders. The four industry experts we have lined up come from unique perspectives and all have been guests and contributors. They have also listened to the show over our 10+ years and they have given freely of their time to help their respective portions of the indoor air quality and restoration industries. We look forward to answering their questions about IAQ Radio and what we have learned through 500 shows and 10+ years "on the air".
John Lapotaire – IAQA President - The State of the IEQ & Mold Industry; Are Standards & Associations Doing Enough?
This week on IAQradio+, we welcome current IAQA President John Lapotaire. John is winding down his time as IAQA President and joins us to talk about the state of the industry and to discuss some under utilized standards. The industry continues to battle unscrupulous mold scammers and magic potion providers. What can be done? Are regulations the answer? What are industry associations doing to help? One way associations try to help is through the development of standards. Two under utilized standards we will be discussing are the ASTM standards on the assessment of fungal growth and the ASTM standard on the evaluation of indoor air quality concerns.
Penny Tralau & Ashley Easterby - The IAQ Market Down Under - Highlights of the Aussies’ learning tour of US restoration firms and job sites
This week we talk to Australian restoration and IAQ veterans Penny Tralau and Ashley Easterby about their experiences and insights after attending the recent RIA Convention and their extensive tour of southern US restoration projects, labs and facilities. Their tour guide was none other than IAQ Radio contributor and "Restoration Industry Global Watchdog" Pete Consigli. All three will be joining us today to talk about what they learned, how our IAQ/restoration industry looks from the outside, how that affects the Aussie market and most importantly what we can learn from each other.
Radio Joe and the Z-man - Using Building Science & EPA’s Moisture Control Guide to Improve Indoor Air!
Today Radio Joe and the Z-man will be discussing how to solve indoor environmental quality problems by using building science fundamentals and the "EPA Moisture Control Guide". To get at the root of IEQ problems you must understand buildings and building science. Today we will discuss some great information from people like Joe Lstiburek, Terry Brennan, Bill Rose, Mike McGuinness and Lew Harriman. We start with an overview of building science concepts that will help you solve problems. Our foundation will be the 4 P's (people, pollutant, pathway, pressurization). From there we will go into how to use the wealth of information in the EPA "Moisture Control Guide" and then go through some case studies. On a future show we will get into how to include the information in your reports.
This week we are bringing back Sal La Duca for part 2 of our discussion on electricity, EMF's & IEQ. Electricity and electric fields are all around us we keep adding them yet we do not know much about how they affect the health of occupants or if they affect health. Is it possible that they have affects we don't understand? We do know that when installed improperly electric systems can cause a variety of issues. We also know how to find improper installations and to how to reduce the potential for exposure. In Part 1 Mr. La Duca walked us through the basics from the generating facility to the wiring in our home. Part 2 will focus on how to evaluate the issues and what equipment is used to help determine if we have issues.
Ralph Moon, PhD - Michael Bowdoin, Esq - Hurricane Coverage Finale; Insurance and Legal Issues, What did we learn?
This week we will be finishing up our hurricane coverage series with two gentlemen that are known for seeing the big picture. Dr. Ralph Moon is based in the Tampa, FL region and Attorney Michael Bowdoin's practice is in the Houston, TX area. Both have extensive personal and professional experience dealing with the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit in 2017. Both also work closely with contractors, consultants, building owners, insurance adjusters and others that have been trying to bring things back to normal. We plan a wide ranging discussion of what happened, how the response was handled and how these events will affect our future dealing with large natural disasters.