Understanding and Managing Moisture Risks in Buildings
This online training course on understanding and managing moisture and damp risks in buildings has been aimed at surveying and construction professionals who want to understand how to minimise moisture risks in buildings and how to better manage problems when they occur.
In partnership with the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB), this course aims to provide you with knowledge, skills and good practice to help you identify, assess and manage moisture risks in the design, construction and retrofit of buildings. The Goal: to help create and manage healthier and safer built environments.
To find out more, read on to discover more about the training course breakdown. Alternatively, contact us on 01480 400 000 for more information or to reserve your online space.
Structure of the online training course
The online course is based around the four principles set out in the Moisture in buildings: an integrated approach to risk assessment and guidance by Neil May and Chris Sanders (BSI, London, 2018) and in the new edition of BS 5250 Control of Condensation in Buildings. These principles, known as ‘the four Cs’, are:
- Context: understanding the building’s history, setting, construction, condition, occupancy pattern, etc.
- Coherence: adopting a consistent, integrated, whole-building approach to all aspects of new-build and retrofit.
- Caution: identifying, assessing and managing moisture risks, and, where knowledge is limited, erring on the side of caution.
- Capacity: ensuring adequate capacity in building systems rather than over-optimising, to allow for unexpected or changing circumstances.
Over half day modules, the course is broken down as follows:
Who is this training course for?
This online training course in understanding and managing moisture risks in buildings is designed for building and technical professionals within the housing industry that includes:
- Construction project managers
- Building services engineers
- Housing asset managers
- Housing repairs and maintenance surveyors
- Retrofit contractors & coordinators
- Housing energy advisors
- Domestic energy assessors
- Energy and sustainability consultants
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