The Trouble With MoldRaymond Burke
June 17, 2009 — 275 views
When mold was discovered in part of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, it ultimately resulted in the closing for more than a year of an entire 453-room 25-story tower. It is reported that Hilton spent some $20 Million on consulting and investigation costs, and an additional $35 Million in the remediation. This is one notable example among many of how the presence and growth of mold in commercial buildings has developed into a serious issue that has potentially far reaching consequences for residential and commercial property owners and managers, the construction and insurance industries, and for entities that operate and manage health care facilities. In fact, indoor environmental quality issues are particularly critical in the context of health care operations.