AIA/CES Presentations

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   Concrete Masonry Plant Tour 
   "Making the Most Effective Use of Form and Function of Masonry"

It entails a physical tour of a member’s block plant with explanations of the various pieces of equipment at each station, and  their role in the production of safe, sustainable masonry products. Contact  NYSCMA Executive Director, Nick Carparelli, or a NYSCMA member producer near you to make arrangements for a plant tour.

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Gilbane and New Jersey Spar Over School Mold



Mold in the Workplace

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Introduction to Mold

 The Turmoil Over Mold in Buildings

Helping Your Buyers Understand Mold During the Building Process

Dampness and Mold Growth in Buildings: A National Academy Study

When Mold Takes Hold
Mold Growth Linked to Airtight Building Designs

Indoor Mold, Building Dampness Linked To Respiratory Problems

Mold- New York State Department of Health

Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips

Solid as a Rock

Stop Moisture to Stop Mold

What Does Mold Need to Grow?



View this very positive site for a wealth of information on the mold in schools and resources to deal with it.


School Planning and Design

High Performance NY CHPS Schools Guidelines 

Superior to CA CHPS Guidelines, the NY CHPS Guidelines are vocal about prevention of mold and moisture intrusion, promoting building designs that produce good indoor air quality and health!

From the Healthy Schools Network, a major victory in mold prevention for future schools, incorporated into healthy school design guidelines in NY state

High Performance Schools Guidelines

Healthy & High Performance School Design

Our goal is to help shape initiatives that will transform the built environment to include health and learning benefits for all children. Healthy and High Performance schoolsimprove children’s health, energy efficiency, and teacher and school staff job satisfaction, enhance student performance, and provide a healthier environment for building occupants.

In 2006, NYSERDA (The NYS Energy Research and Development Authority) and the NYS Education Department released NY-CHPS, comprehensive healthy and high performanceschool design guidelines for NYS schools. Healthy Schools Network worked to bring the NYS Education Department and NYSERDA together to create these guidelines and then served as an advisor to the project during its development.

These guidelines were adopted in Feb., 2007 and are now available at

Note: Guidelines also available in Word and HTML format, go to New York School Facilities


Home Page for full info or click on Collaborative for High Performance Schools): HTMLPDFWord  CA High Performing Schools Publications and Resources

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