Water damage and subsequent mould growth can have lasting impacts to not only the health of occupants but also on the building structure itself, and these risks are amplified when corrective actions are delayed or if the source of the problem remains undiscovered for months or longer.
It is unfortunately too common for mould remediation projects to run over time or expand to include costly additional site attendances and further works. Our panel of Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) draws from decades of industry experience to identify the key factors common to successful remediation projects, and outline how an IEP can assist in ensuring remediation is successful.
This discussion covers the entire project lifecycle, including:
- Initial investigations and scoping
- Industry best practice remediation processes – what works and what doesn’t
- How containment saves money and reduces health impacts
- The health and legal ramifications of mould remediation – making sure projects don’t come back to haunt you
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About Dr Michael Taylor – Principal Consultant/Mycologist
Dr Michael Taylor is a Principal Consultant at Greencap with an academic background in public and environmental health, microbial ecology, and mycology. He has a research profile in the detection and spread of microbial pathogens in soil, air, water and constructed environments, and extensive experience in the translation of research results into accessible information for stakeholders and peers. He has consulted for and worked collaboratively with large utilities, local governments, statutory authorities, industry, and private clients to provide advice on human health risks following exposure to potentially pathogenic microorganisms.
Regarding COVD-19, Dr. Taylor has provided interpretation and application of World Health Organisation and Centre for Disease Control documents to provide advice for the safe handling and disinfection of critical medical service supplies, provided recommendations and gap analyses in virus management plans for power utility operators, and advised on suitable and effective cleaning processes with demonstrated anti-viral efficacy.
About Ian Crew – Principal Consultant
Ian is a Senior Consultant in Greencap’s Adelaide office. He has over 15 years’ experience as an Indoor Environmental Professional in Australia and the UK with a current focus on flood impact/water damage and microbial contamination. Ian has conducted hundreds of investigations within residential, commercial and industrial buildings throughout Australia and the UK.
Many of those investigations focused on contaminants such as mould, bacteria, airborne fibres and particulate matter, and he has developed remediation strategies for minimising the risk associated with these contaminants including specifying building materials rectification and cleaning works.
Ian is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for Water Damage Restoration and Applied Microbial Remediation and is a member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).
About Cedric Cheong – Senior Consultant OCHYG & IEQ
Cedric has worked in the fields of indoor air quality, hygiene investigation, risk assessment and management. With over 20 year’s industry experience in building investigations, air quality analysis and report writing Cedric has undertaken many hundreds of investigations, many related to compliance and post remediation validation. Cedric has worked both as a lecturer and senior consultant in the field of environmental, air quality and contaminant management. Cedric is a well credentialed researcher with more than 60 publications many focused on building investigations.
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