Nath, S and Dewsbury, M and Watson, P and Lovell, HC, Are condensation and mould problems in Australian homes arising from the Australian building regulations?, Building Physics Forum Programme, 23-24 October 2019, Melbourne (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]
Official URL: https://www.airah.org.au/BuildingPhysicsForum/
It has been found that occupants residing in newly constructed builds are reporting increased occurrences of condensation and mould. It is internationally accepted that mould spores are linked to several immunology and allergy conditions, which can cause lifelong illnesses.
This presentation will look at how the lack of regulatory guidelines regarding the choice of building materials is likely to cause water vapour condensation and moisture accumulation in contemporary building envelope systems, leading to other moisture-related problems that affect structural durability and human health. Condensation risk was established using a simulation software and Shruti will share these results.
|Item Type:||Non Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||condensation, mould, asthma, indoor environmental quality|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Field:||Architectural science and technology|
|Objective Group:||Construction design|
|Objective Field:||Residential construction design|
|UTAS Author:||Nath, S (Mrs Shruti Nath)|
|UTAS Author:||Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)|
|UTAS Author:||Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)|
|UTAS Author:||Lovell, HC (Professor Heather Lovell)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture and Design|
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