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Ralph E. Moon, PhD

ATP Use and Misuse in the Restoration Industry


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Ralph E. Moon, PhD – ATP Use and Misuse in the Restoration Industry

Air Date: 5-7-2021|Episode 625

This week IAQ Radio+ will be bringing back listener favorite Dr. Ralph “Bad Moon Rising” Moon, a Moisture Mob Associate. Dr. Moon’s long anticipated study on the use, interpretation and viability of ATP in the restoration and remediation sector will be previewed this week as Ralph previews to the industry a presentation of his research. The study was recently published in the CIRI peer reviewed ” CSQ” Journal in the latest quarterly edition and will illustrate the misuse of ATP technology by addressing common misunderstandings. https://www.ciriscience.org/

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

Anthony “Tony” Havics, CIH, PE – A Demonstrated Layer of Protection – A Review of Antimicrobial Surface Protectant

Air Date: 4-30-2021|Episode 624

This week on IAQ Radio we welcome back one of our favorite guests Tony Havics, PE, CIH for a look at some recent work he has cone on antimicrobial surface protectants. In conjunction with a client who provides integrated facility services to more than 600 customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; Mr. Havics, a certified industrial hygienist and engineer, collaborated in producing a thorough and leading-edge review of understanding products aimed at protecting against infection by the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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!” Part 2

Air Date: 4-23-2021|Episode 623

This week we look forward to Part 2 of this Moisture Mob interview with an extended show. The Mob Enforcers will complete their presentation of case studies and explain the lessons learned from years of field experience doing Third Party Moisture Related Evaluations. In Part 1 the Enforcers discussed the use, application and meaning of the term Forensic as it pertains to 3rd party inspections before diving into each of their first 2 case studies as the Z-man fielded a lively interactive Q&A with the call-in audience. Part 2 will pick up where the Enforcers left off.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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!

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description

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.

Cliffs Blog & Full Description


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