Hear new voices of radon-induced lung cancer survival woven throughout the Symposium. Be inspired by how three Keynote Speakers diagnosis and recovery shifted personal passions to an action planBe a part of their plan and take away new tools to increase radon testing and mitigation in your service area.  You will discover new directions for radon policy, emerging technical advances in measurement and mitigation, and cutting-edge radon science and research.  Visit  the  Trade Show featuring radon and business-related companies offering useful and interesting products and services.

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Tuesday, October 2

8:00am EDT

Field Skills: Olympics
Fun competition in best practices: mitigation games, devices measurement games

Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am EDT

8:50am EDT

Field Skills: International Intercomparison of Radon Reference and Calibration Chambers
This presentation will review the progress of the ongoing international intercomparison program, involving AARST, CARST, the UK, and ERA.  The protocols, methods, and participants will be discussed, as well as what this project means for a radon concentration benchmark.

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Melinda Ronca-Battista

Health Physicist, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, NAU
Melinda Ronca-Battista works for the Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center, providing software tools and online and workshop trainings for Tribal environmental monitoring programs across the US.  She has worked for about 30 years in the environmental monitoring and radiation protection... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:50am - 9:10am EDT

10:45am EDT

Field Skills: Warranties and Service Plans
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Dallas Jones

AARST-NRPP Executive Director


Matt Koch

Matt has worked in the mitigation industry since 2008 performing mitigations in the Southeast in single family, multifamily and commercial buildings.  He a founding member of the SE AARST Chapter. Matt is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences and serves on national... Read More →
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Tamara Linde

Cascade Radon
Tamara Linde has been working in the radon industry for 6 years, currently as the Operations Manager for Cascade Radon. She initially began her journey into radon testing and mitigation as part of an Environmental Geology project for her Master’s thesis. Her background in geology... Read More →
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George Schambach

Professional Home Inspection

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am EDT

1:30pm EDT

Field Skills: Standards Trivia

Matt Koch

Matt has worked in the mitigation industry since 2008 performing mitigations in the Southeast in single family, multifamily and commercial buildings.  He a founding member of the SE AARST Chapter. Matt is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences and serves on national... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT

3:20pm EDT

Field Skills: Favorite Tools - Show and Tell
Bring in and show your favorite tool or tip you use in your day to day business for both testers and mitigators.  Get new ideas or perspective on every-day tools and methods.  This is an audience participation session!
 Hosts, Jay Bauder and Wade Gervais, keep this lively exhibition of tools, tips and techniques from the field of Testing and Mitigation, moving at a fast pace, get your phones out take notes, take photos, we'll have live video for close-ups. #stopradon

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Jay Bauder

Bauder Basement Systems, Inc.
Jay has been a mitigator in Pennsylvania since 1987 and an AARST Board member since 2008.  He is actively involved in Radon Outreach and an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
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Wade Gervais

Cascade Radon
Wade Gervais has been in the construction industry for over 20 years, He has been working with Cascade Radon since 2009 and a certified mitigator with AARST-NRPP since 2012. As Division Manager he oversees a large and diverse team of system designers, service technicians, and system... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:20pm - 4:05pm EDT

4:10pm EDT

Field Skills: What's Your PFE Jack
What’s Your PFE, Jack?
In keeping with the spirit of  trainers, Jack Hughes and Jack Bartholomew, this session will emphasize the value of pressure field extension diagnostics in avoiding call backs, proper fan selection, and system design. Demonstrations will focus on quantitative measures and the presentation will have case studies. A good time will be had by all!

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Chad Robinson

President, Building Performance Co.
Chad Robinson is the founder of Building Performance Co. His education, BS in Mechanical Engineering, along with his passion for the environment and many years of construction design have led him to focus his expertise on radon mitigation and energy efficiency. Chad is currently the... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm EDT
Wednesday, October 3

8:50am EDT

Field Skills: Houses from Heck: Pros Challenge the Audience for Best Solutions
Our panel of pros bring examples of measurement and mitigations gone wrong, they challenge the audience for solutions and proper fixes and then share their solutions.

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Josh Kerber

Environmental Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Health
Joshua Kerber is an Environmental Research Scientist for the Minnesota Department of Health. He has worked in the indoor air quality and radon field since 2002 and the home construction industry prior to that time. He has a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science and has worked and... Read More →

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William Brodhead

President of WPB Enterprises, Inc.
Bill Brodhead has been installing radon and vapor intrusion systems in residential, commercialand school buildings since 1984 and the radon mitigation instructor at Rutgers University for 25 years.Bill has authored 17 research papers at AARST conferences. His papers are available... Read More →
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Wally Dorsey

Wally Dorsey has been involved in radon since 1985 and incorporated Radon-Ease in 1987. He comes to radon via the world of nuclear submarines in the 1970s, then home building during the 80s. He is involved in Legislative efforts in Virginia to; license radon professionals, enact a... Read More →
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Tony McDonald

VP of Operations, A-Z Solutions, Inc.
Tony McDonald has 20 years of experience in the radon testing, designing and mitigation field. He has successfully mitigated thousands of homes and commercial buildings. Tony serves as VP of Operations and acts as Senior Project Manager for the companies’ commercial division. Tony’s... Read More →
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Steve Merritt

Steven Merritt is a Certified Industrial Hygienist who is passionate about reducing clients’ indoor environmental health risks and educating people about radon.  He brings over 20 years of environmental field experience, degrees in Chemistry and Radiation Health Physics from the... Read More →
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John Seidel

Radon Be Gone
John Seidel from Radon Be Gone has been installing radon mitigation systems for over 12 years. He operates in both residential and commercial fields in Utah and Idaho.  John is a nationally certified mitigation company, providing testing and removal of radon gas, including soil gas... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:50am - 10:00am EDT