Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Announces Two Days of Mold Courses Geared Toward Assisting Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers, Environmental Managers and Project Managers

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Dec 11, 2003, 00:00 ET from Georgia Tech Professional Education

    ATLANTA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
 will present a series of two professional education courses on mold: An
 Executive Overview On Mold, on January 27, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 with a registration fee of $150, and Mold for the Construction Industry on
 January 28, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a registration fee of $295,
 at Georgia Tech's new Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. A discounted
 registration fee of $375 for participants registering in both courses includes
 all materials and can be easily accomplished online at: and
 keyword search "mold."  For additional information, email: .
     More About Mold
     Mold is not a newcomer to the built environment, yet concerns over mold
 exposure and potentially serious health consequences are a relatively recent
 occurrence. Means and methods of building design, engineering, and
 construction change constantly, seemingly worsening an old problem. News
 account of mold exposures and potential illness may not do justice to the
 problem and may be dismissed as aberrations. However, the number of claims and
 disputes is increasing and may be much broader than many people realize, with
 even the unglamorous claims involving big money. These claims tend to involve
 everyone in the design, engineering, and construction process when things go
 wrong, and in an increasingly competitive construction market, mold exposure
 claims can wreak havoc on any business.
     Participants in the courses will learn the technical and legal terminology
 used by experts, and gain a practical understanding of the "truths versus
 myths" about the different types of molds, and mold prevention steps that can
 easily be taken during the construction process. Methods to eliminate,
 control, and minimize the occurrence of mold starting with building design,
 through engineering processes, and the actual construction will be presented.
 Both courses qualify for HSW AIA Learning Units.
     About the Georgia Tech Research Institute
     The Georgia Tech Research Institute is a nonprofit applied research
 organization that is an integral part of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
 GTRI annually conducts approximately $100 million of research in engineering,
 science, computer technology, and related disciplines.
     Research customers include international, federal, state, and local
 government agencies, industrial firms, and private organizations.
     In addition to scientific, engineering and industrial research, GTRI's
 mission includes facilitating Georgia's industrial and economic development,
 encouraging development and use of the state's natural resources, and
 assisting national programs of science, technology, and preparedness. Through
 its research programs, service to government and industry and opportunities
 for student participation, GTRI contributes significantly to Georgia Tech's
 research, education, and service missions. Georgia Tech consistently ranks
 among the nation's top universities. To learn more about GTRI, visit: .

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