Moisture and Buildings

One in three homes, on average, suffer from excessive dampness and mould proliferation, with significant health and economic impacts. The combination of new construction methodologies, stricter airtightness requirements and the changing social and cultural context that influences the way we live inside buildings has created unprecedented challenges for the built environment. In modifying indoor and outdoor environments and the building envelopes that serve as a filter between the two, we are changing the physical parameters of the ways in which buildings behave and respond to climatic stimuli. Understanding and predicting the way in which buildings and moisture may interact should be an important step in the design process, aiming to minimise possible negative long-term consequences. Understanding and predicting the way in which buildings and moisture may interact is, today more than ever, essential yet difficult, as the experience of the past has lost its applicability. Moisture-related issues never have a simple solution, since they involve multiple factors, including design, construction, maintenance, materials, climate and occupation pattern. Thus, while the topic is attracting growing attention among researchers, designers and practitioners, the pace with which actual change is occurring is still too slow. Moisture and Buildings provides a critical overview of current research, knowledge and policy frameworks, and presents a comprehensive analysis of the implications of moisture and the importance of accounting for it during the design process. It responds to the urgent need for a systematic organization of the existing knowledge to identify research gaps and provide directions for future developments. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness of the multifaceted implications of hygrothermal phenomena and promote integrated design processes that lead to healthier and more durable constructions. Presents advanced knowledge on hygrothermal processes and their interaction with buildings Integrates the three key areas of moisture transport and its impact on buildings, including durability, human health and comfort Considers the most useful computational tools for assessing moisture and building interactions Includes a section on the main European, American and Australian building codes Explains the risks of mold growth to human health, including growth models to assessment methods

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  • Author : Arianna Brambilla
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • ISBN : 0128210982
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Moisture and Buildings

Moisture and Buildings
  • Author : Arianna Brambilla,Alberto Sangiorgio
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 28 May 2021
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One in three homes, on average, suffer from excessive dampness and mould proliferation, with significant health and economic impacts. The combination of new construction methodologies, stricter airtightness requirements and the changing social and cultural context that influences the way we live inside buildings has created unprecedented challenges for the built environment. In modifying indoor and outdoor environments and the building envelopes that serve as a filter between the two, we are changing the physical parameters of the ways in which

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Examining the Environmental Impacts of Materials and Buildings
  • Author : Brownell, Blaine Erickson
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 28 February 2020
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Fundamental environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and pollution are still widely relevant in today’s world. Many of these problems have been associated with the architecture, engineering, and construction industries due to the level of resources used in these professions. In recent years, many manufacturers in these fields have expressed the motivation to make necessary changes that would be beneficial to the environment. Despite this progress, there remains a lack of research and assessment on the methods

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Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 02 October 2015
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As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of 21st century tools. Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications gathers research on user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in the fields of robotics, assistive technologies, and computational

Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture Volume I

Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture Volume I
  • Author : Maria Concepcion Donoso
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 25 February 2009
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Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The theme discusses water's importance to energy generation, the environment, food, and agriculture. It begins with an analysis of the interrelations between water and the environment. Consideration is given to the relationship between water and human health. Water's dynamic role in the

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation
  • Author : Jan L.M. Hensen,Roberto Lamberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 10 September 2012
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Effective building performance simulation can reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, improve indoor quality and productivity, and facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. It draws on many disciplines, including physics, mathematics, material science, biophysics and human behavioural, environmental and computational sciences. The discipline itself is continuously evolving and maturing, and improvements in model robustness and fidelity are constantly being made. This has sparked a new agenda focusing on the effectiveness of simulation in building life-cycle processes.

Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture - Volume II

Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture - Volume II
  • Author : Maria Concepcion Donoso
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 25 February 2009
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Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The theme discusses water's importance to energy generation, the environment, food, and agriculture. It begins with an analysis of the interrelations between water and the environment. Consideration is given to the relationship between water and human health. Water's dynamic role in the

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering
  • Author : Paul Fazio,Hua Ge,Jiwu Rao,Guylaine Desmarais
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 November 2020
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Buildings influence people. They account for one third of energy consumption across the globe and represent an annual capital expenditure of 7%-10% of GNP in industrialized countries. Their lifetime operation costs can exceed capital investment. Building Engineering aims to make buildings more efficient, safe and economical. One branch of this discipline, Building Physics/Science, has gained prominence, with a heightened awareness of such phenomena as sick buildings, the energy crisis and sustainability, and considering the performance of buildings in terms

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings
  • Author : Walter T. Grondzik,Alison G. Kwok
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 10 September 2019
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The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems for buildings—now updated in its 13th Edition Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is the most widely used text on the design of environmental control systems for buildings—helping students of architecture, architectural engineering, and construction understand what they need to know about building systems and controlling a building's environment. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, this 13th Edition covers basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure

Understanding Building Failures

Understanding Building Failures
  • Author : James Douglas,Bill Ransom
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 April 2013
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Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry. Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial

Building Electrical Systems and Distribution Networks

Building Electrical Systems and Distribution Networks
  • Author : Radian Belu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 March 2020
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This book covers all important, new, and conventional aspects of building electrical systems, power distribution, lighting, transformers and rotating electric machines, wiring, and building installations. Solved examples, end-of-chapter questions and problems, case studies, and design considerations are included in each chapter, highlighting the concepts, and diverse and critical features of building and industrial electrical systems, such as electric or thermal load calculations; wiring and wiring devices; conduits and raceways; lighting analysis, calculation, selection, and design; lighting equipment and luminaires; power

Commissioning Buildings in Hot, Humid Climates

Commissioning Buildings in Hot, Humid Climates
  • Author : J. David Odom,George DuBose
  • Publisher : The Fairmont Press, Inc.
  • Release : 03 July 2022
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Prepared by the largest environmental engineering firm in the U.S., this manual explains how to avoid errors in design, construction, or operation of large-scale facilities which in hot, humid climates can lead to critical building failure. Key issues covered include indoor air quality problem factors, climate considerations, new building failure, and a building model which examines possible problems throughout the construction process.