Tues., 1/14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Building Science and Structure

This course will focus on the fundamentals of indoor air quality, why it is becoming a larger concern to the general public and how each type of testing could potentially be performed during a home inspection. Three areas of indoor air quality testing will be discussed: chemicals, molds and dust/dander & allergens. Detailed information will be provided for each category and technology, along with statistical data to demonstrate the relevance of each category.

Martin L. Spartz, Ph.D, is a co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer for Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. He is currently focused on the development of low-cost indoor air quality tests. 

Dr. Spartz was formerly a Product Unit Manager for MKS Instruments. While there he developed state-of-art gas analyzers that are now deployed worldwide by engine and catalyst manufacturers for combustion exhaust characterization and by the US government for chemical weapon detection.

Prior to MKS, Dr. Spartz was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Central Michigan University and received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Kansas State University.