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Moisture Testing Awareness raised Down Under... Horror abounds...
05-06-2013, 07:44 PM
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Moisture Testing Awareness raised Down Under... Horror abounds...
I attended Australia's first course on Moisture Testing and Inspection run as a part module by our largest training organisation here, sponsored by a couple of flooring groups whom shall henceforth remain nameless.

It focused mainly on generic flooring inspection issues, which I found quite useful and it was highly informative. The instructors were well informed and resourced. However, the practical side of the testing was brushed over more briefly.

What was interesting was the reactions of the attendees- mainly contractors and flooring shop owners. Some of the finer details of the procedures, particularly F2170, and liability implications of not following them were greeted with responses that ranged from steely resolve to abject horror.

Hopefully I don't sound too smug, just because I was one of only two ICRI-certified players in the room (not to mention my invaluable schooling from you fine people here on this forum).

But as you struggle with some of the joys of moisture-testing and the lack of awareness you come across in your neck of the woods, remember, you're still way ahead of us Antipodeans !

In fact...there may be a spot open for some skills training if anyone's interested... (self-funded of course, although I can subsidise with accommodation and beer).

Pat Atherton
Floor Test Australia
www.moisturetesting.com.au

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05-07-2013, 04:52 AM
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Very interesting. How does it feel to be at the helm of a ship in largely uncharted waters full of hostile and apathetic creatures?

JK Nixon
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Pittsburgh, PA
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05-07-2013, 06:40 PM
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How does moisture litigation work down under?
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05-07-2013, 08:36 PM
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(05-07-2013 04:52 AM)CCR Wrote:  Very interesting. How does it feel to be at the helm of a ship in largely uncharted waters full of hostile and apathetic creatures?

I'll answer that at the end of the month when my comfortable well-paid job ceases to be!

(05-07-2013 06:40 PM)eaadams Wrote:  How does moisture litigation work down under?

Lol. I should use that when addressing people who don't want to use mitigation.

We have a consumer authority which the majority of cases go through before everybody reaches for their lawyers and wallets. But then, in the last 11 years of witnessing various timber flooring remedial issues, most of it is small or residential stuff. The small amount of testing I've done with this new endeavour.. has all been larger commercial. When the lawyers get involved, it works much the same as it does in the USA!

Pat Atherton
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www.moisturetesting.com.au

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05-10-2013, 10:23 AM
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(05-07-2013 08:36 PM)Rubensgt40 Wrote:  I'll answer that at the end of the month when my comfortable well-paid job ceases to be!

What?? Are you leaving your job to become a professional cart racer?


(05-07-2013 08:36 PM)Rubensgt40 Wrote:  When the lawyers get involved, it works much the same as it does in the USA!

In the USA, lawyers pretty much fumble around for a year or two, in the meantime the players resolve the issue on their own. Then the lawyers send the players a big bill for all the nothingness they have done.

JD Grafton
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05-10-2013, 10:28 AM
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(05-10-2013 10:23 AM)CC Solutions Wrote:  In the USA, lawyers pretty much fumble around for a year or two, in the meantime the players resolve the issue on their own. Then the lawyers send the players a big bill for all the nothingness they have done.

Not my lawyer. She is awesome. Maneater. Gets right into it.
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05-10-2013, 06:46 PM
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(05-10-2013 10:23 AM)CC Solutions Wrote:  What?? Are you leaving your job to become a professional cart racer?

If such a paid vocation existed here I would be onto that in a flash. This ain't America, where there's a market for just about everything Smile

Nope, "re-trenched" is probably the best description of my situation. We'll see how I go drilling holes in slabs and writing reports for a living. I'd hate to not find a use for the experience I've gleaned on the ground ...and on these forums!

Failing that I could study law... since suing people is such a growth industry.

Pat Atherton
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www.moisturetesting.com.au

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