RICS CPD Day Loughborough

RICS CPD Day Loughborough

 

Joe Malone is booked to do two talks this years at the RICS CPD day in Loughborough on the 15th of March 2018.

The first talk on Modern building defects starts at 2.30 pm.

Modern Building Defects

RICS Loughborough CPD Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second talk on the diagnosis of damp and condensation in buildings starts at 4.20pm and will be particularly focussed on the survey process and why Chartered Surveyors should be focussed on curing, as opposed to managing dampness in buildings.

RICS Loughborough CPD Day

Damp & Condensation in Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

For full details on how to attend these talks please click on the following link.

http://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/cpd-days/rics-east-mids-cpd-day/loughborough/

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Brendan O'Callaghan

    Joe
    Is there any handouts for the diagnosis of condensation that you use for the event. I’d have loved to attend but can’t.

    • Joe Malone

      Hi Brendan,

      It’s important to understand that there is no single diagnostic process for condensation, you simply follow the holistic damp investigation process I’ve outlined in a flowchart on this blog site. Essentially by following that process you only rule in condensation damp on the elimination of moisture at depth in the masonry. So if you have the visual signs of condensation damp, mould, decorative spoiling, rucking wallpaper etc, and this is further supported by readings from the condensation risk assessment, knowledge of construction type, poor heating, poor ventilation and hopefully thermal imaging showing cold bridging issues, then you can rule in primary condensation once you’ve ruled out moisture at depth, but this will still need carbide testing or possibly deep wall probes, which could equally rule out moisture at depth. The problem often missed is secondary condensation damp… Wet walls have a much reduced thermal value and therefore are more prone to cold surface condensation and this is why it is important to rule out moisture at depth.

      Regards. Joe

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