Preventing defect claims in hot, humid climates

K. R. Grosskopf, P. Oppenheim, And T. Brennan

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Insurers paid approximately $200 million toward mold and moisture-related defect claims in 2000. That amount increased to $1 billion in 2001 and $3 billion in 2003. During this time, premiums increased more than 50%, forcing one-third of all contractors to abandon work in markets where they could not obtain or afford liability coverage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-41+44+46+48-52
JournalASHRAE Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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