After a five-year partnership between us and academia, we finally have moisture diagnostic technology available for anyone involved in property care. The evidence is clear, this unique technology is a ‘game changer‘ and will make a positive difference to your business.
Our ground-breaking Building Moisture Index (BMI) Reporting Technology is an innovative diagnostic & reporting system LIKE NO OTHER in the market and will empower surveyors to:
- Record & understand the indoor environmental conditions of a property like never before
- Relay the precise causes of condensation and mould, identified in the report, to your clients
- Help your clients rectify the moisture imbalance within a home or building
- Help resolve disputes with landlords/tenants by removing the subjective – the data is clear!
What does the BMI technology do & how will it help you?
The BMI technology is a computer program (or software) that processes and assesses environmental data, and reports the factors causing moisture imbalance leading to risk of condensation and mould in a property. This program, together with a unique protocol to install a number of data loggers/sensors which that gather the data, completes the BMI system.
Recording and evaluating moisture issues with our BMI technology will help both our PCA members and building professionals, to easily understand and identify the exact environmental condition of a property.
This NEW technology will complement your building survey and resolve any disputes. Recorded in real time, the data is clear – it will save you time and money and empower you to provide a better service to your clients.
The end result is a highly technical atmospheric and surface moisture evaluation report, put right into the hands of all surveyors inferring the living conditions of the occupants and the thermal characteristics of the problematic areas within building. For the first time this is technology that can identify conditions which leads to/causes excess moisture issues within a building/home, allowing for properties to be protected both proactively and reactively!
What does the BMI technology give you?
Using data loggers/sensors which measure the environmental conditions, temperature and relative humidity, the BMI technology will direct you to the defects identified in the report. It will tell the user why the excess moisture issue has become a problem within a building/home that is clear and understandable for all.
To see one of the reports generated by this ‘game-changing’ technology, simply click below:
This technology delivers so much for very little cost!
We are immensely proud of this cutting-edge technology and through subscription fees, PCA members have enabled this to be developed. We are paying this forward by subsidising the cost of the tool and putting it right back into the hands of PCA members.
The cost is minimal and affordable for all. **FOR ONLY £50** (or £75 if you require data loggers too) you can access this ground-breaking system and everything it has to offer! The added value of this technology is easily 4 times that!
What’s more there is almost no impact to the client/property as installation of the data loggers/sensors is very easy – super handy in a Covid world!
How this new technology has come about?
In 2015, the Property Care Association (PCA) and the ‘University College London Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE)’ formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to examine ways to tackle excessive atmospheric moisture. This has been one of the largest, most practical and challenging environmental monitoring projects of its type undertaken in UK homes.
This was followed by a Knowledge Exchange (KEIF) collaboration project with UCL’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) that helped to transform the research into technology by the developing the BMI computer program.
Through intense research and detailed studies within more than 100 UK properties, it has led to internationally recognised academic praise and market-ready technology which has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for the evaluation of damp in properties, and for surveyors who investigate dampness within buildings.
Want more detail – view the 30min video
Whilst you may be familiar with data loggers and environmental monitoring, you may still be unsure just how this works. If you are interested in knowing a lot more, our Head of Research, Dr Paula Lopez-Arce, walks you through the process in the video below, providing more detailed information on understanding the factors which cause moisture imbalance.
- Technical Document Library
- Investigation of Moisture and its Effects in Traditional Buildings
- Addressing Dampness & Ventilation in All its Forms