Industrial Lead Paint Treatment and Removal

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Pay When Paid Clause Unenforceable

Contractor’s delay of more than 90 days to pay subcontractor was per se unreasonable and the pay-when-paid clause was unenforceable to hold up payment.  Subcontractor was entitled to recover attor

Sovereign Immunity Protects Inspector from Wrongful Death Action by Family of Highway Construction Worker

HNTB Corporation was working as an agent of the State of Florida on a highway construction project – performing as the Construction Engineering Inspector – inspecting the installation of smart el

No Damage for Delay Clause Barred Subcontractor from Recovering Financial Damages for Accelerating its Work Due to Delay Caused by Others

Subcontractor had a lump sum multimillion dollar contract.  A “no damages for delay” in the contract stated that the Subcontractor recognized the potential for its Work to be delayed by others a

Best Practices For Charging With Liquid Refrigerant

Adding liquid refrigerant to refrigeration systems requires consideration of various factors, and one method might not work on every type of system.

Beginner’s Guide to Combustion and Analysis

Finding the right balance of fuel and air is crucial to combatting excess carbon monoxide.

Best Approach to Hot-Climate Cathedral Ceiling

Q: I have an unfinished space above our garage that we are converting into a flex space.  It has a cathedral ceiling.  We are in Houston, TX  so I am concerned about the heat and humidity in the s

HVAC Contractors Need to Adapt to Repair Market

Due to economic conditions, HVAC contractors should be focusing on the residential repair market in 2024.


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HVAC Repair Market Booming

In 2023 and now the beginning of 2024, there’s been more of a shift in the HVAC industry towards repairing HVAC systems rather than replacing them.

Parties may contractually agree to extend a statute of limitations

Article written by J. Kent Holland, Jr. and Joanne Dekker Public School District sued Contractor for alleged defective construction of a school after flooding caused extensive damage to the school. 

Free Natural Refrigerant Training Summit

NASRC will offer free comprehensive CO₂ and propane refrigeration training at its Natural Refrigerant Training Summit.

Charging Refrigeration Systems With Blended Refrigerants

Service technicians must understand how to charge refrigeration equipment with the latest refrigerant blends, so that they are able to retrofit existing units or replace failed equipment.

Three Reasons to Learn Building Science Principles This Year

Understanding the underlying science of HVAC can make diagnostic tasks easier to solve.

How To Stop The TXV From Hunting

If TXV hunting is observed when troubleshooting a refrigeration system, its cause should be identified and repaired to allow for better system performance.

9 Methods for Installing Residential and Commercial Radiant

With multiple methods offering their own unique advantages, it’s important to be familiarized with the relevant radiant installation method to ensure a job well done.

How a Bypass Humidifier Works

Getting a humidification system dialed in is crucial if customers want to reap all the benefits they have to offer.

Contractor’s Allegedly negligent construction was not “unlawful” under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. An Extension of the Statute of Re-pose Only Applies to “New” Defect

By:  Joanne Dekker, J.D.,  ConstructionRisk, LLC Homeowners sued a construction contractor alleging that the Contractor had negligently constructed the house in such a manner that allowed significa

Safety Manager Granted Summary Judgment against Personal Injury Claim for Steel Tubing Falling Through Sidewalk Bridge Not Built in Conformance with Plans

An individual walking on a sidewalk next to a building being constructed in New York City suffered injuries when a section of steel tubing that was being hoisted fell onto him from 11 stories up.  I

Homeowner action against Window Manufacturer Dismissed Pursuant to Economic Loss Doctrine

A homeowner who purchased a home 10 years after it was built for the original owner, filed suit alleging negligence, products liability and breach of warranty against the home builder and the window

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations

Q: We are building a family home in Toronto, Canada using a local builder. Due to soil conditions, we had to raise our founding level. The code requires the underside of footings to be 4 ft. below gr

Patios & Decks for Coastal Homes

Q: A storm in January destroyed the brick patio at our beachfront property in New Hampshire.  Looking for advice on environmentally appropriate, durable patio materials.  Wondering if brick is the

Can I Foam Basement Wall With Existing Studs?

Q: We are looking to refinish our basement in Portland OR.  Because 2×4 wood studs are already installed, we can’t install foam board tight to the poured concrete foundation.  Can closed cell sp

Is Top Railing On Deck Code-Approved?

Q: With a cable railing system, do you have to install a wood railing at the top going post to post? Or would cable only be OK? I cannot find any guidance online. I have seen it done both ways in the

How To Diagnose Leakage In Finished Basement?

Q: I had some moisture in my basement this winter–got onto the carpet foam and made a mess. I removed some drywall to see if there was a leak, but the only obvious issue is wetness on the vapor bar

Why Is Water Leaking Above Windows?

Q: During wind driven heavy rain, I get water coming in at the top of several windows. The single-story ho me is sheathed in plywood that is cover in poly sheeting. I removed the top outer trim on to

How to Tile Over a Wood Deck

Q: I am redoing my wood floor balcony by sloping it, using a little dry pack  mortar and then waterproofing the surface using  Henry BlueSkin (peel-and-stick butyl membrane roof flashing). Can I ap

Should I Acclimate Hardwood Flooring & Leave Expansion Gap?

Q: I hired a 20+ year veteran flooring pro to install red oak hardwood floors. After the install, I was told by a friend about expansion gaps needed around the perimeter to prevent buckling, etc. as

Combining Foam & Fiber Insulation in Cathedral Ceiling (Flash & Batt)

Q: I am renovating and old home with an uninsulated, non-vented walk up attic built in 1848. The shingle roof is less than 10 years old. The simple gable roof has 2×6 rafters. I’d like to apply 2

Protecting Children From Lead Paint Poisoning in the Spotlight -Two Businesses Closed Down Due to Lead Contamination

In a news report from CBS News in San Francisco, inspectors from Santa Clara County Health Department closed down two firms deemed to have dangerous lead levels at their premises. A gymnastic and an

EPA Issues Stricter Lead Regulations to Protect Children from the Dangers of Lead Paint.

For the 1st time in almost 20 years, the EPA issued more substantial lead clearance levels to protect American children from the dangers of lead. This final rule will lower the clearance levels for

Discussion with Nationally Recognized Expert on the Dangers of Lead, Dr. Nicholas Basta, Presenting the Findings of His Research Study on Lead-Based Paint. The Mitigation of Lead Hazards and Bio-Accessibility from Lead-Based Paint

  ECOBOND® Paint:      Welcome to this conversation about bioaccessibility and extractability of ECOBOND® LeadDefender® treated lead-based paint. We are joined by Dr. Nicholas Basta, profes

Ecobond Lead Paint Treatment Product Comparison

WHY JUST COVER UP THE LEAD ISSUE WHEN YOU CAN TREAT IT! THESE ARE THE FACTS: Covering up the problem still leaves the problem. ECOBOND® LeadDefender® is the ONLY paint product designed to seal &amp

ECOBOND® Paint Announces Their Newest International Distributor of Lead Based Paint Treatment Solutions: Construventas Group in Panama Central America

ECOBOND® Paint is proud to announce their newest distributor, Construventas Group, based in Panama City, Panama. Construventas Group is a company recognized by the most important builders in the c

{WEBINAR} For the World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week ECOBOND® Paint interviewed Nationally Recognized Expert, Dr. Nicholas Basta Presenting the Findings of His Research Study on Lead-Based Paint.

Webinar: The Mitigation of Lead Hazards and Bio-Accessibility from Lead-Based Paint   In support of the World Health Organization 2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, ECOBOND® Paint i

Civil War era "Jubilee Hall" - a.k.a. “Wolf Den Grange Hall”- protected from the dangers of lead by ECOBOND® LeadDefender®& Bitrex®

Executive Summary:  In March 2017 ECOBOND® Paint LLC joined into a strategic alliance with Market Actives, LLC to add Bitrex® to our ECOBOND® formula to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially

ECOBOND® LeadDefender® Announces New & Improved Formula for Lead Paint Treatment Focused on Contact Coverage & Hide-Ability.

news source: Cision ECOBOND® LeadDefender® and ECOBOND® LeadDefender® PRO have a new and improved formula with improved hiding and coverage during application and beyond. The same patented, lead

{BREAKING NEWS} - ECOBOND® LeadDefender® the Premier Provider of Environmental Products Focused on Protecting Human Health From the Dangers of Lead Has Been Selected by Menards® to be Carried in their Online Store

ECOBOND® Paint LLC is proud to announce the approval for their family of environmental paint products to be sold on Contractors and homeowners now have the opportunity to buy a revoluti


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