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Specialised Professional Services Addressing the Three Rings of Fundamentals in Achieving High Performance Buildings to Building Designers, Engineers, Home Owners and Strata Managers.

Buildings:

Buildings are designed and built to serve several purposes and achieve a variety of performance goals. The main focus of these design and built goals meant to reduce moisture ingress,provide a safe and healthy environment with thermal comfort. 

To achieve these goals we provide a professional diagnostic service in the built environment addressing the fundamental requirements in meeting building objectives and achieving performance & sustainability. 

Aesthetics & energy have become important aspects of most buildings but pay little regard to moisture movement and indoor health.  Considering aesthetics at the same time with moisture ingress, indoor health and energy efficiency would deliver a comfortable, healthy and lasting investment.  

We provide our services to building designers, engineers, home owners and property managers for new and existing buildings in finding and addressing the Source of Leaks and Condensation, assisting with indoor Health and Energy Efficiency.

Water Leaks/Condensation      Click on number to see images   (1)  (2)  (3)

Existing Building:   

  • walls
  • concrete decks, roofs & ground floor
  • bathrooms
  • condensation issues
  • source of water leaks causing structural cracks to building foundations
  • using specialised software to analise moisture movement through building envelope

 

New Buildings:

  • using advanced software to verify heat and moisture movement through building envelope, helping designers achieve goals
  • verifying condensation issues caused by insulation using 10 year average weather data (a growing interstitial condensation concern)

                                                     

Sub-Floor Areas:                           Click on number to see images   (1) (2) 

 

  • inspection of sub-floor areas for dampness/leaks
  • diagnosing structural problems caused by moisture
  • advice on remedial measures to reduce moisture & condensation, a common cause of health problems & mouldy living space including cupboard areas

 

Indoor Health:                                Click on number to see images    (1)     (2)  

Existing & New Buildings:      

  • verifying pollutants and toxic compounds within the home environment such as:

                   Formaldehyde :          product of fossil combustion, building materials, furnishing and clothing (leading institutions confirming it is a cancer                                                     causing agent)

                   VOC's :                      building materials, furnishing and cleaning materials (eye, nose & throat irritation, headaches and can cause damage to                                                     important body organs to some people depending on the exposure)

                   Nitrogen Dioxide:        caused by external sources and internal unflued combustion appliances (adverse respiratory effects including                                                     inflammation of the airways, can also increase respiratory problems in patients with asthma especially in situations of                                                     increased levels above guidelines)

                   Carbon Monoxide:       produced by external sources and internal unflued combustion appliances with  poor maintenance (lowers the oxygen                                                     carrying capability of the blood worse with higher exposure levels)

                   Particulate Matter:     caused by internal and external sources (mounting research showing a contributer to cardiovascular disease and the                                                     latest research by a  leading institution 2013 showing outdoor air pollution is a contributer to cancer deaths. Ventilation                                                     and infiltration can  increase the problem, the fundamental  reason in understanding ventilation and locality).               

  

  • measuring infiltration rate of home using advanced equipments (to much air leaks waste energy/to tight jepordise indoor health) Ventilation is a complex issue depends on the locality of your building site.  Build Tight, Ventilate Right
  • mitigating indoor health problems in existing homes
  • measure and verify air conditioning duct leaks (leaks can brings in particulate matter (dust) through the supply registers caused by leaky return ducts
  • services to new home prior to occupation (test, advise and reduce pollutant level using international practices)

  

"Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing"

                                                                                                     Arthur Schopenhauer  

 

Energy Efficiency:                          Click on number to see images   (1)  

 Existing & New Buildings:   

  • diagnosing defective insulation, improper placement
  • addressing thermal breaks
  • measuring infiltration (how leaky is your building, considering normal air flow and exchange as recognized by leading global standards) A leaky building is like a bucket with holes trying to fill it with water. The same applies to heating and cooling energy in a home being wasted through leaks. Test and advise takes into account indoor health. Build Tight, Ventilate Right
  • proper glazing and shading/orientation of low-e glass (meter to test proper orientation of specified low-e glass)
  • air conditioning duct leaks. Supply leaks in the attic and sub-floor areas leads to energy wastage
  • supply leaks draw hot or cold air from unconditioned spaces imposing further load on the equipment
  • managing energy efficiency in building projects

    

Building Defects:                              Click on number to see images   (1)   (2)    (3)

  

  

  • diagnosing general building defects in concealed areas
  • detecting leaky sewer & stormwater drainage (camera can be inserted into a 40mm pipe and concealed areas)
  • diagnosing thickness of structural steel RHS and SHS, balustrade posts for designed thickness, helping owners and specifiers in clearing uncertainty especially when the thickness cannot be measured owing to welded bottom and top plates.
  • verifying the thickness of existing steel hollow sections in helping to design future loads to structural and building designers

                                                      

    

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