SMACNA Confronts Mold Issues

June 21, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
CHANTILLY, Va. — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) will offer two educational sessions addressing protection from mold litigation and solutions for mold prevention during its 60th annual convention. The convention will take place Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2003 in Washington, D.C.

“Mold Litigation: A Prevention Plan” will examine the extent of the mold dilemma and identify bid and contract options to minimize or eliminate a contractor’s potential liability. The session will also address design materials, building maintenance, employee training, and conclude with recommendations for developing a mold prevention program.

The second educational session, “Mold and Moisture Control,” will provide an engineer’s perspective on what mold is and an explanation of why it is a problem and a risk for building owners.

Practical approaches to preventing mold and recommendations on what building owners should do if mold is detected will be presented. According to SMACNA, contractors will learn the basics about fungi and bacteria, explore why managing moisture is crucial to controlling mold, and examine practical ways to control moisture inside buildings.

For more information, call 703-803-2998 or visit

Publication date: 06/23/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

More Podcasts


NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con