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Monday, March 11, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT


Presented by R. David Sweet

Section 1 – Topics

  • What you owe your customers/occupants/tenants
  • All about water
  • Three phases of water
  • Mechanisms of water distribution in materials and structures
  • Building materials
  • What is “dry”
  • Hygric capacity: the differing effects of the same amount of water
    in different construction/materials configurations
  • Building assemblies
  • Multi-layer assemblies
  • Insulation and sheeting types
  • Moving water in building materials and building assemblies – psychometry in practical application
  • Vapor pressure/vapor drive
  • Energy for phase change
  • Heat as a vapor pressure driver
  • Grains per point/vapor pressure in the built environment
  • Vapor pressure gradients – how we dry structures

Section 2 – Topics

  • Emergency response
  • Hazards assessment – federal
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Negative pressurization and containment
  • Extraction
  • Managing aerosolized water vapor/particulate
  • Documentation of site conditions
  • Cause of loss
  • Moisture mapping
  • Performing the initial moisture inspection – inspection requirements
  • Pre-existing damage and CCC scan
  • Matterport 3D walk through at frame
  • Hazard mapping
  • Contents assessment
  • Initial humidity control
  • Determine stabilization condition
  • Environmental stabilization and MIP notification
  • Drying plan
  • Create initial report to carrier or risk department

Section 3 – Onboarding, Documentation and Billing Checks/Balances

  • Onboarding
  • Valuation systems
  • Documentation streams


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

7.0 HSW LUs

International Code Council
0.7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.


R. David Sweet, COO, Expert Witness, RTPE, IEP

Founder/Owner Mitigation Information Technologies (MIT), Tampa, FL

Mr. Sweet received undergraduate degrees from Florida State University in Finance and Management. After a short period in the capital finance industry, Mr. Sweet became an all-lines adjuster for five years and subsequently founded a full-service restoration firm. He is a certified general contractor with the State of Florida, a registered RTPE, and holds the designations of Master Water Restorer & Master Smoke Restorer with the IICRC. Additionally, he also holds Council-certified designations of CMRS, CSDS, CIES, CIEC, CFSR, and he has served for over 10 years on multiple certification boards for the ACAC as well as teaching and training on many restoration topics the industry has been plagued with for decades. He has over 23 years of experience as a CEO, consultant, and seasoned litigation expert with extensive experience in litigation support and trials.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Water Damage Events: Scope, Risks, and Accountability in Remediation

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course focuses on the assessment and resolution of water damage events. The course begins with a discussion on the behavior of water and how it moves through a structure and affects various materials. The course then explains how to assess hazards, facilitate structure drying, manage aerosolized water vapor, control humidity, create a drying plan, and other strategies necessary to remove all problematic water and vapor.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the behavior of water, its three phases, evaluate mechanisms of distribution in materials and structures, and assess its impact on various building materials.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to apply psychrometry to discern the movement of water in building materials and assemblies to properly manage vapor pressure gradients for effective structure drying.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assess hazards in a water damage event and discuss how to manage aerosolized water vapor/particulate and document site conditions.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of initial humidity control, determine stabilization conditions, create a drying plan and generate an initial report to carrier or risk department.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/29/2027

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.