Building Monitoring News

  • Gedawin Novo Controls At POWC 2016

    Gedawin Novo Controls returned to the OWA’s POWC.  The conference was held from October 17th to October 19th at the White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.The event was a great success!  We look forward to building upon the relationships forged during this ...


    By Gedawin Novo Controls Inc.

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • UL Environment and International WELL Building Institute form relationship to promote healthier building practices by improving indoor air quality

    UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations in an effort to drive public awareness of, and increase global demand for, healthier buildings. The organizations will collaborate to limit exposure to harmful chemicals for occupants of ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Visit Brüel & Kjær at London Build Expo conference

    Visitors to this year’s London Build Expo will be able to see Brüel & Kjær’s innovative construction noise and vibration monitoring solutions in action. During the show, taking place 26th and 27th October at London’s Olympia, delegates can meet Brüel & Kjær’s experts, at stand E63 in the West hall, to learn how to efficiently and ...

  • Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents

    Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Build your knowledge with lessons learned from your peers

    How can BBS save your life? What does Process Safety Competence look like? Can lessons from neuroscience improve safety? Is qualification of professional drivers the key to more safety on the road and beyond? These are only few of the questions discussed by experts from the field at the ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Modulo for Vapor Intrusion

    The system creates an under slab void that works as a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete than other standard slab equivalents but has, at the same time, a superior load bearing capacity. This is also a “green” building product that will lower future electrical costs and contribute to LEED points on sustainable building projects. Moreover, Geoplast’s ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • New building for Endress+Hauser Italy

    To offer even better customer service, Endress+Hauser Italy has invested 14 million euros in a trend-setting office building. The move underscores the significance of the Italian market for the global measurement and automation engineering specialist. “The modern architecture reflects our quest for transparency, quality, sustainability and customer proximity,” explained Ivano ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • New Warehouse Safety Report Released

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released an industry-leading report detailing WAREHOUSES: The sources of poor air quality, the safety concerns that arise as a result, and several techniques to alleviate the issues.  Below is a brief synopsis of the report, but the full edition can be ...

  • How Mold in Homes & Buildings across Puerto Rico Can Impact People’s Health

    Earlier this month,U.S. News & World Reportpublished an article about how the presence of mold can impact people’s health and also the value of their property. It discussed the importance of people talking to a professional if they have a mold issue and if they are in the market to buy a property to have any signs of mold and moisture damage investigated before making an offer.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • TSI Introduces the AirAssure PM2.5 Indoor Air Quality Monitor

    TSI Incorporated, a global leader in reliable particle measurements, expands its innovative line of indoor air quality monitors with the introduction of the AirAssure™ PM2.5 Indoor Air Quality Monitor . With its unique auto-zero function, the AirAssure Monitor takes PM2.5 measurements where others don't with unsurpassed, ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold in Commercial & Residential Buildings throughout Puerto Rico

    Powerful winds from tropical storms, hurricanes and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Puerto Rico.  High velocity winds from these storms result in millions of dollars of property damage each year across the islands. Wind damage can cause everything from cosmetic or structural damage to a property’s complete destruction.  Even seemingly minor wind damage can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Eco Expo Asia, Building & Hardware Fair Open Today

    The 10th editions of Eco Expo Asia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building & Hardware Fair opened today at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Continuing through 31 October, the fairs gather Asia’s most innovative green technologies, building innovations and industry leaders for four days of networking and deal-making. At the opening ceremony, Chief Executive of The HKSAR Government CY ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how wind damage can also result in moisture and mold problems in residential and commercial buildings.    “Thunderstorms, microbursts, tornadoes and hurricanes are all ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA awards $399K to State of Colorado for Denver air monitoring project

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) a $399,000 grant to conduct air toxics measurement in environmental justice communities adjacent to the I-70/I-25 freeway interchange area in the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods of Denver. The grant, awarded through EPA’s Community Air Toxics Monitoring ...

  • Eaton and Cardello Electric Join the Effort to Build Pittsburgh’s Ultimate House

    Power management company Eaton today announced that together with distributor Cardello Electric Supply & Lighting, the companies will provide a wide variety of electrical products, including wiring devices, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, standby generators and more, to ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Advice for Texas Vacation Property Owners to Prevent Costly Moisture Damage and Mold

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer vacation. Many people with vacation properties in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have now left their second homes for what may be weeks or even months.  Unfortunately, these seaside homes, condominiums, and country ranches can turn into a costly nightmare if water damage occurs while people are away.  Even a small water leak can turn into a ...

  • Demolition Projects in Puerto Rico can Create Air Quality Concerns

    Puerto Rico is known for its colonial architecture and many historic buildings in Old San Juan and across the islands.  Many of these treasured buildings have undergone extensive renovations to ensure their viability for years to come. Many other buildings across the islands that do not have historic attributes and have outgrown their useful lives, are eventually torn down to make ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Surface and Wot Rot Fungi

    Wood continues to be one of the most commonly used building materials in Texas and across the Gulf Coast.  When properly maintained and protected from moisture, structures made from wood can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying insects have long been blamed for the destruction of wood used in buildings, but they are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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