Maine Indoor Air Quality Council logoThe Maine Indoor Air Quality Council presents “How to Do IAQ: The Diagnostic Building Inspection” on October 20th at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. You can find full details here and register for this all day hands-on training. Attendees are eligible for points toward maintaining their BOC credential.


A thorough, diagnostic building investigation can often identify and solve an indoor air quality problem or complaint.  This program will focus on the methods and tools available to employers, building owners, and facility managers to uncover the root cause of an IAQ complaint in a larger building, and provide an overview of the available visual inspection and measurement techniques. This is a “hands-on” training:  participants will be introduced to concepts and techniques in a classroom setting, and then spend the rest of the day practicing these investigative strategies in actual facilities.

Participants will learn:

  • Basic building diagnostic skills
  • What to look for in a building investigation and how to look for it
  • What you can see in a visual inspection
  • What you can measure:  measurement tools and what they tell you
  • Overview of the U.S. EPA Building Air Quality Guide: still the definitive guide for building owners and managers to diagnose and resolve IAQ problems in larger buildings.

Who Should Attend:

  • Employers
  • Building Owners
  • Facility Maintenance Staff
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Commercial Building Inspectors
  • Codes Officials
  • Environmental Health & Safety Personnel
  • Environmental Testing and Remediation Professionals
  • Anyone interested in building their skills to minimize and resolve IAQ problems

About the Presenters

Steve Caulfield is President of Turner Building Science & Design, based in Harrison, Maine.  Steve is also the President of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.  He has over twenty-five years of experience in mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality studies.  Steve received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

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