Silver Spring, Md. — Moist-Curing Room Design, Construction, and Maintenance is the title of a comprehensive new guide published by the Construction-Materials Engineering and Testing Business Council (CoMETBC) of the Geoprofessional Business Association. Woodward L. “Woody” Vogt, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, F.ACI, CEO of Paradigm Consultants, Inc., authored the new guide based on his own extensive experience and the experience of a panel of experts he assembled when planning his firm’s newest moist-curing room.

As he wrote in the guide’s preface, “As I began planning to build a new moist-curing room for the fourth time in my career, I first and foremost wanted to avoid the unfortunate outcomes of my own past mistakes: mold, rust, leaks, mold, slippery floors, damaged walls, mold, poor lighting, maintenance headaches, and – did I mention it? – mold,” Vogt said.

Illustrated with 30 figures, the guide’s contents cover moist-curing room: 

  • maintenance;
  • safety;
  • death and taxes;
  • location;
  • size;
  • floor slab;
  • walls and ceilings;
  • coatings, sealants, and membranes;
  • doors;
  • lighting fixtures;
  • specimen storage (racks);
  • fogging and air-temperature control;
  • internal hose bib;
  • thermostat;
  • temperature recorder; and
  • third-party design/build option.

Publication of the new work was made possible by the generous contributions of several Business Council members and three principal sponsors: Agile Frameworks, Elm Tree System, and Bachner Communications, Inc.

Moist-Curing Room Design, Construction, and Maintenance is available at the GBA website at Nonmembers may purchase the guide for $250.