A majority of buildings require special inspections by the building code, but this process is often misunderstood. Special inspections can add value and provide greater confidence in the construction process when properly implemented, but did you know you also have responsibilities in this process? Complete the form to view a recorded version of our special inspections webinar to find out the answers to these questions and more.
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[OnDemand Webinar] Mitigation of Vapor Intrusion in Large Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Mitigation of potential organic vapor migration into buildings has become a requirement in many states to protect occupants of buildings located near contaminated soil and groundwater, including Brownfield sites undergoing redevelopment. Complete the form to watch our free webinar where we will discuss design and operation of passive and active vapor mitigation sub-slab ventilation systems (SSVS). We will provide examples of system design and construction components and operating data for several existing systems located in the Minneapolis and Milwaukee metropolitan areas....
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