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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 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

Assessing condensation-short-term
Using data loggers-long-term assessment

Relative humidity, air and surface temperatures-assessing

Surface temperatures and airflow

Collecting data.

Moulds:

Requirements and growth

Toxicology

Health risks
 

Control of condensation and mould.
Practical session:


Use of hygrometers, surface temperature thermometers and data loggers.

Interpretation of data



    


DAMPNESS IN BUILDINGS COURSE

Moisture in Masonry:

Distribution:
Hygroscopic and Capillary moisture
Saturation
Distribution between different materials

Measurement:
Electrical moisture meters -- use and interpretation of results
Carbide ('speedy') meters
Gravimetric methods – oven dry

Salts:
Efflorescent, hygroscopic and deliquescent
‘Salt damp’
Importance and origin of  sulphates, chlorides and nitrates and other salts.

Moisture in Wood:

Distribution
Measurement
Importance

Condensation:

Relative humidity and dew point
Surface condensation:-
Formation
Moisture generation
Mould growth and implications
Identifying and determining condensation
Control
Interstitial condensation:-
Assessment and control

Rising damp:

Definition
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.

Replastering:

Function and performance
Sands and additives.
Problems.

 

 

 
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