WEBINAR Understanding and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mold Assessments in the Indoor Environment

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour

Webinar – 
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event

Understanding and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mold Assessments in the Indoor Environment
July 28, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



For over two decades, many indoor environmental investigations have centered on mold and other microbial issues, and yet we still haven't made significant progress on how we manage a suspected problem. This session will address the common practices and pitfalls of dealing with mold and other microbial contamination in moisture-affected buildings. It will explore moisture as the primary causal issue, and help the attendee understand how our building designs and material selections may be prone to moisture failure and subsequent microbial problems. The presenter will discuss identifying mold and other microbial problems, the pros and cons of common diagnostic and testing methods, designing effective remediation strategies. The session will also review basic remediation project design concepts, including treating the symptoms & their sources, key Indoor Environmental Engineering Controls for successful remediation, as well as methods for getting to "Clear.’ 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will gain:

  • Understanding the three most common microbial sampling parameters: Air, surface, and bulk.
  • Knowing the advantages/disadvantages of microbial culture, direct microscopy, and chemical assay, and how to best select the right ones for a particular application.
  • Better interpretation of the results from laboratory reports, and how to leverage them for actionable information when addressing a microbial concern in the indoor environment.
  • Key strategies for communicating information with clients and a building's occupants.
  • The basics for designing a successful microbial remediation project. 

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Those performing mold and/or IAQ diagnostic work in the indoors environment.


This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.