Basics Of Mold-Safe Building

Introductory Masterclass with Architect Cheryl Ciecko

  • Join Architect Cheryl Ciecko, for this introductory "mini-course" on the basics of building a home, with mold prevention and moisture safety in mind.
  • Cheryl will discuss common building defects, plus the main areas home builders need to focus on to create a safe family dwelling for the long term.
  • Information shared will be of interest to anybody planning to have their home built as an informed customer, as well as building professionals and contractors.


Course Curriculum

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  • Insight from Architect Cheryl Ciecko, with over 30 years experience

  • An introduction to the building steps needed to manage moisture and prevent mold

  • An outline of the overall home building process and how you can get started on the right foot.

  • Knowledge to start becoming a more informed client in the building process.

Your Instructor

Cheryl Ciecko
Cheryl Ciecko

Cheryl Ciecko is a licensed architect, and building science/moisture management consultant with an online-based company supporting professionals and individuals throughout North America, the UK, Europe and Australia. Cheryl uses her professional education and experience, along with extensive science-focused research related to moisture management and building science, to resolve building defects and remove building moisture burdens. Recognizing the need for broader awareness, resources and education, related to moisture management, Cheryl created the website –, to share science-based education and resources.

Cheryl is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Licensed Architects, the architect representative to the U.S. American Lumber Standards Committee, a member of the Forest Products Society Wood Design Focus Editorial Committee, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Cheryl is also a LEED AP and former Senior Technical Director and Regional Director for the non-profit ‘WoodWorks’.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts the moment you sign up, with no deadline! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

“Cheryl is very knowledgeable and ready to help.”

-Amy P.

“#1 [takeaway] was a practical approach to moving, hopefully without moving mold.”

- J.L.L



with Architect Cheryl Ciecko



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