Mold Inspection

Mold Inspection 201 – Intermediate Level


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Taught by Dr. Joe Spurgeon, indoor air quality (IAQ) consultant and author, this in-depth course is designed for experienced IAQ professionals or persons who have completed the Indoor Environmentalist or Microbial Remediation Supervisor training. This program is a deep dive into mold inspection using the most current scientifically validated information on how to incorporate sampling into your inspection. The course focuses on inspection strategies as the basis for sampling. Any sampling should only be done once you determine why you are sampling, what type of assessment you are doing and what your rationale and plan is for sampling. Attendees will also learn how to document what you have done and put it all into a legally defensible report.

Flyer/Schedule:

Pricing:

  • IAQA Members: $300
  • Regular: $325

Topics Outline:

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Definitions and Concepts
      • Fungal Definitions
    • Examples of Mold
    • Factors Affecting Mold Growth
      • Moisture Content
      • Water Activity
    • Common Microbial Contaminants
    • Health Effects of Mold
    • Visual Inspection v Sampling
  • THE MOLD INSPECTION
    • Elements of A Mold Inspection
    • Inspection Objectives
    • Assessing Occupant Exposures
      • Occupant Exposure Model
    • THE SAMPLING PLAN
      • IICRC Conditional Areas
      • AIHA Similar Exposure Areas
      • Sampling Rationale
    • DOCUMENTING THE INSPECTION
      • Sampling Locations
      • Sample Collection
    • INTERPRETING SAMPLE RESULTS
      • Sampling Objectives
      • Example Projects
    • DEFENDING YOUR MOLD SAMPLES IN COURT
      • Legal Case
      • Don’t Write This!
      • General Topics
    • WHAT ARE WE EXPECTED TO KNOW
      • Body of Knowledge

Collecting and Interpreting Mold Samples – Advanced Level

Taught by Dr. Joe Spurgeon, indoor air quality (IAQ) consultant and author, this in-depth course is designed for experienced IAQ professionals or persons who have completed the Indoor Environmentalist and/or Microbial Remediation Supervisor training. IAQTI Mold Inspection 201 – Intermediate Level is also a recommended prerequisite for this course. This course goes through much of the content in Dr. Spurgeon’s two books “The Collection and Interpretation of Indoor Mold Samples; A Comparison of Methods” and “Interpreting Mold Samples: A Workbook of Example Projects”. The discussion of data interpretation methods is vital to anyone doing this type of work and can be complex. Dr. Joe will help you understand why you may want to consider changing your current data interpretation method and follow one of the methods he discusses in this course. The is the Capstone Course for Mold Inspection!


Rates



Flyer/Schedule:

Pricing:

  • IAQA Members: $300
  • Regular: $325

Topics Outline:

  • SLIT-IMPACTION CASSETTES
    • Measuring Airflow Rates
    • Spore Retention by Samplers
    • The Laboratory Report
    • Limitations of Short-Term Samples
  • DATA INTERPRETATION METHODS
    • The Reference Method
    • The Control Method
    • The Distribution Method
  • USING THE DISTRIBUTION METHOD
    • Rationale for Numerical Guidelines
    • Interpreting Mold Samples Using Distributions
  • ASSESSING OCCUPANT EXPOSURES USING AIRBORNE SAMPLES
    • Limitations of Airborne Samples
    • Establishing Numerical Guidelines
    • Assessing Building-related Contamination
    • Assessing Occupant Exposure Potentials
    • Potential for Health Effects
  • ASSESSING OCCUPANT EXPOSURES USING SURFACE SAMPLES
    • Surface Mold and Occupant Exposure
    • Limitations of Surface Dust Samples
    • The ERMI Carpet Sampling Method
    • The CAP Surface Sampling Method
  • SAMPLING METHODS
    • Micro-vacuum Carpet Sampling Methods
    • Soft-Surface Samples
    • Wall Cavity Samples
  • POST-REMEDIATION VERIFICATION SAMPLING
    • The Inspection Report
    • Visual Inspection
    • Surface ATP Samples
    • Containments and Decision Criteria