Building Management Hawaii - June/July 2012 - (Page 4)

Editor’s Note This issue is all about the War on Water— from flooding and mold to hurricanes and recovery. As a property management professional, one of the most significant responsibilities you have is maintaining the appearance and value of your property. A lot of that means preparing for the worst and hoping for the best—especially during hurricane season. The Pacific hurricane season is officially from June 1 to Nov. 30. There is nothing magical in these dates, but they do delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific Basin. Hawaii hasn’t been hit by a hurricane in nearly 20 years … and, many warn that we’re overdue. To learn how to save your structure with hurricane-rated windows, turn to Page 6. Waterproofing, of course, is another preventive measure against everyday moisture and severe weather. Starting on Page 9, we offer pages of information on how to keep your building dry and watertight. And for that dreaded day when you find water (or signs of water—mold!) where there shouldn’t be, we called on recovery and restoration professionals to offer their expert advice and cleaning remedies, starting on Page 16. In the end, if this summer proves to be cyclone free, you may opt for just a fresh coat of paint. Inside our painting section, we offer guidance on color choice, lead testing of old paint and how to make your new paint color last! Aloha! Editorial Staff Aimee Harris Editorial Director 738-4934 Contributors: Sean Dunham Jeff Gowan Eric Gruver Daren Kaneshiro Scott Kikuyama Shawn Moseley Charlie Ogden Stan Perriera Harlan Sheppard Val Williams Advertising Sales Team Lita Fernando (808) 738-4939 Charlene Gray (808) 738-4938 Christine Huffman (808) 738-4990 Barry Redmayne (808) 738-4950 Production Staff Blanche Pestana, Production Manager Susan Whitney, Art Director Kim Martin, Graphic Designer Published by: Ps. Special thanks to the Engineers & Architects of Hawaii (EAH) for inviting me to their weekly meeting to introduce myself and Trade Publishing Co. to the association. 287 Mokauea Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 Phone: (808) 848-0711 Fax: (808) 841-3051 Founded by Trade Publishing Company in April 1983, Building Management Hawaii is a statewide trade magazine serving Hawaii’s commercial, industrial, and residential facility management industries. Building Management Hawaii (BMH) invites all professional associations and foundations involved in the management of commercial, industrial, and residential properties in Hawaii to submit articles, news releases, photographs, and artwork for publication in a future issue of BMH. Please send submissions via e-mail to or mail to: Trade Publishing Company, 287 Mokauea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. 4 June-July 2012 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii - June/July 2012

Editor’s Note
When the Winds Blow
Why Waterproof? Keep your building watertight & upright.
Get Watertight Water is the greatest solvent in the world ... keep your building dry.
What Drains Your Building?
Asbestos Exposed How to safely recover from mold and flood damage.
Mold Misunderstood
Water Leaks—from Bad to Worse
The Power of Paint
Life of Paint
It’s Best to Test A paint test can detect lead, and be the trick in finding a paint that will stick.
Industry News
Movers & Shakers
Association Updates
Resource Guide: Waterproofing & Painting

Building Management Hawaii - June/July 2012