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Understanding The Effects Of Dampness And Decay In Buildings

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Potters Heron Hotel, Ampfield, Romsey, SO51 9ZF, Hampshire, United Kingdom

VENUE: Potters Heron Hotel, near Romsey SO51 9ZF
DATE: Wednesday 16 October 2019
TIME: 1.50pm to 5.10pm

Moisture in buildings continues to present problems, even though
awareness of the need for energy conservation and changes
to the building regulations have influenced both the design of
buildings and the behaviour of their occupiers. Practitioners and
property owners still need to be able to distinguish between
condensation and dampness, to recognise the causes in specific
cases and to make judgements as to how to deal with it. Mould
growth is common to buildings that have damp environments
caused by inadequate heating, poor ventilation, incorrect or
inappropriate insulation and the wrong lifestyle living conditions.
Fungal decay of timber in buildings caused by water saturating
and decaying internal timber components, predominantly due to
lack of maintenance allow leaks and a breakdown in the
weatherproofing. You will focus primarily on diagnosis but also
consider the removal of the moisture source and drying down the

The learning outcomes of this course provide an understanding of:
• moisture in buildings and materials
• surface and interstitial condensation
• rising and penetrating damp
• contaminant salts
• dry rot and wet rot fungal attacks
• identification and investigation of problems
• examples and case studies


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