Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

Dec. 10, 2002

SMU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TO OFFER FEB. 7 SEMINAR ON ISSUES RELATED TO MOLD CONTAMINATION

DALLAS (SMU) -- The SMU School of Engineering has announced plans to offer a one-day seminar Feb. 7 on issues related to mold contamination. The seminar, titled "Perspectives on the Mold Issue: Health, Air Quality, Prevention" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the School of Engineering's Richardson campus, 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 100.

The course is designed for builders and developers, insurance adjusters, property owners and managers, attorneys, title companies, architects, designers and engineers. Topics to be covered include the importance of thorough mold investigations, how mold impacts buildings and residences, how to recognize the presence of mold, health effects of mold and the importance of proper remediation by qualified specialists.

Featured speakers include Raymond King, M.D., J.D., who will talk about health problems relating to mold.

The registration fee for the course is $195 and includes course materials and handouts, refreshment breaks, a light lunch and a certificate of participation. Continuing education credit is available.

To register or receive more information, call the Engineering Professional Development office at 214-768-1175 or send e-mail to Engr-PD@engr.smu.edu. Program details also are available online at www.engr.smu.edu.


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