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Is regulation making homes unhealthy?


Nath, S, Is regulation making homes unhealthy?, 2018 AIRAH Building Physics Forum, 22-23 November 2018, University of Wollongong (2018) [Conference Extract]

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The National Construction Code does not contain comprehensive regulations on condensation and mould. Newly constructed Class 1 and Class 2 buildings are experiencing unacceptable levels of condensation, triggering mould growth and raising concerns in the building industry. It is therefore essential to understand the main cause of condensation problems, as medical studies have proved that mould affects health. A study of the latest construction techniques can help us get to the root of the condensation and mould problems in the industry.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:condensation, mould, asthma, indoor environmental quality
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Design
Objective Field:Residential Construction Design
UTAS Author:Nath, S (Ms Shruthi Nath)
ID Code:129555
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2018-12-06
Last Modified:2018-12-06

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