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Travis West

IEQ Consulting for a Living & Texas Electric Nightmare:

The Indoor Environmental Aftermath


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

Air Date: 4-16-2021|Episode 622

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

Air Date: 4-2-2021|Episode 621

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.

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Steven Caulfield, PE, CIH – President at Turner Building Science & Design, LLC – Building Science, Moisture & “The Green Book” AIHA’s Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold

Air Date: 3-19-2021|Episode 620

This week welcome back Steve Caulfield, P.E., CIH for part 2 in our series on the AIHA’s second edition of “Recognition Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold” aka The Green Book. This week we discuss Building Science & Moisture with Steve and he will include some case studies to illustrate the key points.

Mr. Caulfield has over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality studies. Mr. Caulfield is skilled in the design and evaluation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and their relationship to complex indoor air quality problems. He has provided HVAC design and commissioning services for healthcare, educational, and commercial facilities. He has conducted indoor air quality evaluations for both new construction and existing buildings.

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Roland “Mr. Stick” Vierra & Robert “Bavarian Bob” Blochinger – Here Come the Moisture Mob Enforcers: The Forensic Aspect of 3rd Party Evaluations – “Moisture Related Issues Affecting Wood and Concrete Substrates and Flooring!”

Air Date: 3-12-2021|Episode 619

This week IAQ Radio+ will have a special show in the ongoing Moisture Mob series when Joe and Cliff interview Roland Vierra and Bob Blochinger in a follow up from previous solo shows with them and do a deep dive into the aspect of Forensic methodology for 3rd party inspections. A good inspector must “turn over all the rocks” to see what is lurking in the dark to determine the causation of the problem to offer viable solutions. Roland and Bob will dig deep into their archives from decades of projects and the lessons learned to identify and resolve moisture and installation related problems in concrete, and other substrates related to flooring problems. In an interactive around the horn format, culminating in “dueling case studies”, with a “I can top that” cordial spirit, live listeners will get an entertaining educational experience based on their combined years in the trenches!

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John Lovett & Mark Hernandez, PhD, PE – InstaScope CEO & University of Colorado Boulder Professor – Leveraging a new generation of mobile bioaerosol monitors: research to practice before, during and after COVID

Air Date: 2-26-2021|Episode 618

This week we take a deep dive into the new generation of mobile bioaerosol monitoring with two leaders of the movement. John Lovett is the CEO of DetectionTek Holdings the parent company and creators of, InstaScope an air sampling technology for instant mold and air quality assessment results. Developed by the military, applied commercially for indoor air quality, InstaScope is the only optical technology of its kind on the market. Prior to founding DetectionTek Mr. Lovett was CEO of Droplet Measurement Technologies. He has a long history as an entrepreneur, CEO and founder of companies such as Lovett Ski Co. (First commercially produced fiberglass Cross Country skis in US), The Ski Co., Frank Shorter Running Gear, Allied Marine and Anchor Asset Management.

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Ehsan Mousavi PhD – Clemson Department of Construction Science & Management – Indoor Air Quality: What Can We Learn from Hospitals

Air Date: 2-19-2021|Episode 617

This week IAQ Radio+ welcomes Ehsan Mousavi, PhD for a look at his work on Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals. We will focus on what we can learn and use from the hospital setting in other indoor environments. Dr. Ehsan Mousavi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Science and Management (CSM) at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2015 and has served in various capacities in the construction industry including dam, road, and building construction projects. Collaborating on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air‐Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Dr. Mousavi has developed an extensive research background in the indoor air quality of hospitals. Specifically, he has studied the effect of environmental parameters (ventilation rate, ventilation arrangement, temperature, door motion, etc.) on the transmission and spread of pathogenic agents.

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Paul LaGrange – LaGrange Consulting – A Building Scientist’s Take On: Methods, Myths & Mistakes

Air Date: 2-12-2021|Episode 616

IAQ Radio+ returns to Cajun Country this week to learn about construction methods, myths and mistakes from renowned building scientist Paul LaGrange. Mr. LaGrange is a master forensic investigator for moisture and energy movement in both historic and new homes located in the hot humid Gulf Coast Southern region of the US. LaGrange Consulting has been providing energy efficiency solutions for builders and homeowners since 1999. They are a full service consulting company specializing in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainability in residential and small commercial buildings.

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Robert “Bavarian Bob” Blochinger – One Man’s Professional Journey to Carve a Niche for Flooring Forensics in the Cleaning & Restoration Industry!*

Air Date: 2-5-2021|Episode 615

This week IAQradio+ brings our growing and loyal group of listeners another unique show in the Moisture Mob ongoing series. Bob Blochinger is a fierce advocate for flooring forensic experts specializing in third party evaluations and oversight of complex installations. Bob’s early career from New York City with roots in the restoration field eventually lead him to South Florida which started an interesting journey over the past 3 decades to dealing with moisture and humidity related problems and how it affects flooring installations and a buildings indoor air quality.

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Francis “Bud” Offermann, MSME, PE, CIH – Ventilation, Air Filtration, and COVID-19, “Avoiding the Snake Oil Salesman”

Air Date: 1-29-2021|Episode 614

This week we welcome back Francis “Bud” Offermann for a discussion of ventilation, air filtration and COVID 19 Avoiding the Snake Oil Salesman. Mr. Offermann is president of Indoor Environmental Engineering, a San Francisco based IAQ consulting firm. Prior to starting up Indoor Environmental Engineering, Mr. Offermann was a Staff Scientist with the Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been a recipient of research grants regarding building air quality and ventilation field studies, tracer gas techniques, contaminant emission rate measurements, and performance testing of air cleaning devices.

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Wynn L. White, PE – Effectively Managing Restoration & Remediation Projects: Lessons from Cajun Country

Air Date: 1-22-2021|Episode 613

This week we welcome Wynn L. White, PE for a discussion on managing large restoration and remediation projects particularly after hurricanes and water damage events. Wynn is a second generation civil engineer who got his start working for his father’s engineering firm in Indiana, starting out on the survey crew. He worked his way up to crew chief and, after graduating from high school, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.

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