GAINESVILLE, FL — The Building Envelope Science Institute
(BESI) is providing a solution to the Chinese "defective or corrosive" drywall crisis that has affected owners in 37 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico, according to a press release.
The Institute will host its fifth certification seminar for Defective Drywall Inspection and Remediation: The certification course will be held on July 19-20, 2010, the release stated.
The remediation protocol offered through BESI provides the most comprehensive process available and was developed based on proven science; the seminar is nicknamed the "BESI System" due to the institute''s endorsement, the release noted.
According to the release, the remediation protocol for defective drywall considers the following major factors: Corrosion, cross-contamination of other building materials, personal belongings, IAQ monitoring program, a proposed national warranty (not an insurance policy) and removal of the stigma from having defective drywall.
During the training seminar, the institute will provide information on the other remediation methods available: Certification is only being offered on the BESI endorsed protocol since the other remediation methods do not require this level of training nor do they offer third-party quality control, the release added.