Thank you for the detailed analysis and suggestions. So which plugin short code is the culprit? Is it the AWSM Team shortcode, the caldera form short shortcode, or a combination of both?
I use both of these plugins on 3 other sites using your Pro builder and don't appear to be having the same issue (I'm going to confirm this today becuase its been a few months since I've made updates to those sites).
As a short-term solution, i will certainly use the options proposed above. But how do we handle a long-term solution considering these are popular plugins that I hope to use on my future sites with the pro builder? is this something you'll need to make compatible or is it the plugin developer's responsibility or is it a combination of both? Please advise.