Moisture management starts at the design phase with proper material selection. If "always accurate" was a requirement, most prescriptive, experience based designs would have been thrown out long ago. And why do all designers, builders, building officials and building owners in Australia need to care?
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InRolf traveled to Norway on a Fulbright fellowship to study the building science of Passive House envelopes optimized for cold climates.
If your ultimate goal is to design projects and assemblies that will perform decade after decade, and meet the AIA Commitment to design only net-zero-energy buildings bya better approach would be for staff to log some monthly hours learning about the building science principles eufi software tools are designed to test in the first place.
The conversion is a joint…. Please log in or create a free account. For example, did you know water molecules are smaller than air molecules? It predicts how heat and moisture transfer through the building fabric and what effects can occur when the buildup is exposed to realistic external and internal climate conditions. Psst, we've moved to a new site, with a new name and a new look. Thermodynamics drive every aspect of living and non-living systems, sufi building envelopes.
My investigation was selected as an office-sponsored research initiative. This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
But in the end, if you have any question, you will probably save money both in time spent modeling and time spent puzzling over mysterious results by hiring a consultant you trust, or two consultants for a second opinion, to tell you whether the envelope you have designed will perform as intended and how it can be improved.
Log in or create an account to post a comment. Weekly Newsletter Get building science and energy efficiency advice, plus special offers, in your inbox. Different aesthetic drivers and weather conditions may lead a design team to select different materials for the walls and roof of different projects, but the enclosure design can still follow a well-researched set of principles tailored to heat, cold, and moisture management needs of the local climate.
However, not all test cases proved as useful.
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The conversion of this uninsulated concrete-block structure into commercial office space was one of two projects where WUFI was put to work. Simulation involves tricky software with a lot of variables.
But the apparent precision on offer, as Simona, Kohta, and Martin have pointed out, as well as over-reliance on consultants, can also blind us to the need to increase the understanding of elementary building science principles among everyone in the building industry. Wufl must be a registered user to access this feature. Congrats on going beyond "with external insulation, interior vapor won't condense so it's a good wall". To get the hang of it takes a couple days, but to get good at it takes weeks or months of practice, which may be difficult to reconcile with a project schedule and budget.
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Then they sufi they had used the modern technology. The workshop is open to all building professionals, e. How can you predict the risk of moisture accumulation in building designs?
These basic assemblies can be customized for use on many different projects. A new version of the Passive House Planning Package PHPP energy modeling software that uses inches and pounds instead of metric values is now available. People navigating in a strange city stare at their cell phone, which tells them when to turn right and when to turn left. What is hygrothermal analysis?
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My findings were corroborated by a building envelope dufi, and as a result, we switched our specification to a vapor-permeable product. More on the perfect wall all exterior insulation here: Is it possible to describe all of the factors that influence heat and moisture movement through a wall during a single day? Based on the previous experience of the owner, this roof probably will be built as planned, although the wifi is now considering alternatives. The program can be found here: An old-fashioned visitor looks around for landmarks, and in a day or two has mastered the major streets and can navigate on her own.