We all know how important it is to keep rain out of buildings but if it is sealed up too tight how do we stop it getting wet from the inside? The drive for energy efficient buildings with improved air tightness and insulation, and efforts to seal up the building, changes the dynamics of the building envelope but a building still needs to breathe.
Through a combination of case studies and sound technical information, this seminar, considers how the building envelope needs to deal with water in its various forms and how considered design and detailing can minimise and prevent damage..
Andy Russell of Proctor Group Australia has worked for more than eight years in the field of condensation Europe, the UK and Japan. He has been in Australia since 2007 and is a member of the group writing the "Condensation Handbook" now available on the Australian Building Codes Board website.