SPECIALIST TRAINING COURSES
Condensation and Mould/Dampness in buildings
Specialist one-day training courses covering condensation and mould/dampness in buildings are provided by Graham Coleman B.Sc(Hons).,C.Biol.,M.S.B.,A.I.M.M.M.. who has spent many years investigating and analysing indoor condensation, mould and dampness issues.
These training courses are especially designed for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Environmental Health Officers to deal with problems of condensation/dampness in buildings present in rented/tenanted properties.
The training courses are designed to give the investigator a deep understanding of factors leading to condensation and mould growth/dampness and especially how to monitor, record and interpret data on which decisions can be made to effect suitable controls.
For further details please contact Graham Coleman at
, or phone 01747 840715
CONDENSATION & MOULD COURSE
The internal environment:
Understanding temperature and relative humidity
Water vapour and vapour pressure
Water vapour generation
Movement of water vapour
Internal and external water vapour
Differential vapour pressure
Using data loggers-long-term assessment
Relative humidity, air and surface temperatures-assessing
Surface temperatures and airflow
Requirements and growth
Control of condensation and mould.
Use of hygrometers, surface temperature thermometers and data loggers.
Interpretation of data
DAMPNESS IN BUILDINGS COURSE
Moisture in Masonry:
Hygroscopic and Capillary moisture
Distribution between different materials
Electrical moisture meters -- use and interpretation of results
Carbide ('speedy') meters
Gravimetric methods – oven dry
Efflorescent, hygroscopic and deliquescent
Importance and origin of sulphates, chlorides and nitrates and other salts.
Moisture in Wood:
Relative humidity and dew point
Mould growth and implications
Identifying and determining condensation
Assessment and control
How water rises - factors affecting rise
Identification of rising dampness
Assessing efficacy of dpc's; methods
Chemicals dpc's -- types and application -- performance --
limitations and problems.
Function and performance
Sands and additives.