Drywall consultants meet in Orlando.
First came the smell, then came the corrosion, then came the
lawyers, who gathered in Orlando along with home builders, insurance
company representatives and construction consultants to discuss the
scope and scale of the Chinese drywall crisis. Hundreds of complaints in
South Florida and other areas have created a cottage industry of
consulting on the apparent defects and possible health problems that may
stem from the defective building material. Forensic investigator Dan
Bridge, who got his start working on black mold issues a decade ago,
joked that he keeps a shrine of a piece of drywall in his home.