Welcome to The Institute of Building Science Technology

Serving those professionals seeking to excel in their field and increase their knowledge in building sciences to keep up with the expanding demand in the industry.

Increase your Building Science Knowledge

Increase your Building Science Knowledge

We have seen millions of dollars spent on identifying and correcting problems in buildings.

Those of us involved (the founders of Institute of building science technology) constantly see building failure issues that are caused by the lack of understanding on how buildings operate and how building products and systems work.

Our goal is to resolve and prevent building product failures which will result in overall cost savings to all end users. We would also like to prevent problems in buildings associated with improper design, construction, maintenance & operation. This prevention can be accomplished by educating those involved with design, construction and maintenance.

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Certifications

Certified Building Science Technician (CBST)™

This certification demonstrates that the certified individual is able to recognize building problems and identify potential problems and understand the initial plan of action needed to address building issues.


Certified Building Science Associate (CBSA)™

This certification demonstrates that the certified individual is able to recognize building problems and identify potential problems, apply industry accepted testing and assessment procedures to properly diagnose building problems, gather and interpret data, prepare reports of findings, and present preliminary recommendations.


This certification demonstrates that the certified individual is able to recognize building problems and identify potential problems, apply industry accepted testing and assessment procedures to properly diagnose building problems, gather and interpret data, prepare reports of findings, final recommendations and/or design criteria leading to the resolution of the problems.

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Courses

The Institute of Building Science Technology offers many training courses through it’s partnerships with training providers. Here are some of the training programs currently available. Depending on your needs, these programs are offered as live webinars or live training at your facility. Course lengths vary from 2 to 4 hour webinars to 3 day live training sessions.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the instructors who provide training for The Institute of Building Science Technology. They are professionals who have varying degrees of knowledge in a variety of fields which all address building diagnostics as part of their daily lives.

  • Patrick O’Donnell, CIEC, CBST

     
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    Patrick is the founder & president of Enviro Team North America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He holds an unlimited capacity certification for air conditioning contracting in the State of Florida and qualifies the firm in this capacity. He has been actively involved in the assessment and control of indoor environments, water quality, microbial contamination and HVAC systems since 1973. He has authored several technical papers on indoor air quality and has provided advanced training for indoor air quality diagnostics. He is the author of the original training manual used for the IAQA’s Certified Indoor Environmentalist Training and Certification program, has written several articles for national IAQ publications, and has presented research findings at national and international conferences for IAQ consultants. Patrick also co-chairs the NADCA standards committee for the ACR Standard. He is also a member of the ACCA standard committee for air conditioning cleanliness.

  • Eric Kirkland, CIEC, CBST

     
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    Eric is the Vice President, Building Sciences at Enviro Team North America. Eric has over 15 years of experience involving indoor air quality related assessments of healthcare, commercial, institutional, governmental and residential environments. He has authored and conducted numerous training programs for various commercial and healthcare audiences seeking additional knowledge on building sciences.

  • Jason Popovic, CIEC, CBST

     
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    Jason is a consultant at Enviro Team North America. He has over 10 years of experience in HVAC systems and hygiene control, air test and balance methods and data, HVAC diagnostics, water quality sampling, site investigations and indoor air quality assessments for healthcare, commercial, institutional, governmental and marine/motor vessel environments. He has authored and conducted numerous training programs for various commercial and healthcare audiences seeking additional knowledge on building sciences..

  • Andrew J. Streifel, CBST

     
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    Andrew is a Hospital Environment Specialist with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of Minnesota. He is a registered Environmental Health Specialist in Minnesota. He is currently serving on the Maintenance Committee for the SSPC 170: ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. He has authored numerous publications related to infection control in healthcare facilities. He is also a member of the Biosafety & Environmental Microbiology Committee for the American Industrial Hygiene ssociation, and an Industrial Hygiene Specialty Advisory Board Member for the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety.

  • Wayne Hannaka, CIEC, CBST

     
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    Wayne is the Director of Healthcare Construction for Miller Construction Company in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. He has dedicated virtually his entire career to hospital construction activities and is considered one of South Florida’s “best kept secrets” in successful hospital design and construction expansions, and renovation projects. He has authored and performed training for construction personnel, including managers through crews prior to starting projects in healthcare facilities.

Contact

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Contact

Get in touch with us

The Institute of Building Science Technology
6278 N Federal Hwy #450
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

General Info: info@ibst.org
Phone: 1-877-336-1337