Reports

USER REQUIREMENTS FOR PRACTICAL PORTABLE MOLD DETECTORS

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hidden mold is a significant problem in buildings. As part of a larger research project performed for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we surveyed potential users of portable mold detectors. The purpose of this work was to help guide the work performed by Mason-Grant and by the Georgia Tech Research Institute which tested the potential for mold detection by radar. This report describes the potential groups of users, and their perspectives on what would constitute a practical portable device.

FREE SAMPLE: User Requirements - Mold Detectors.pdf


MOLD IN HOTELS AND MOTELS

American Hotel and Lodging Association

In the early 1990’s mold had become a significant economic problem in hotels. This survey, performed by Mason-Grant using the 9,000 members of the American Hotel & Motel Association, helped establish the building and HVAC system characteristics which are most associated with mold problems. The survey results helped guide a generation of building scientists, architects and engineers who have now documented the cause-effect relationships between the building design elements outlined in this report, and the mold growth it also describes.


IMPROVING THE FUNDAMENTALS VOLUME OF THE ASHRAE HANDBOOK

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Mason-Grant was chosen to lead, facilitate and generate the reports for four workshops which have outlined the path for making the ASHRAE Handbook volumes more practical for everyday use by the (technical) public.

FREE SAMPLE: Improving ASHRAE Fundamentals.pdf