CIB W040: International surveys considering moisture safety in buildings during design and construction

N. Morishita-Steffen, A. Laukkarinen, T. Lewis, S. Wolny, R. Peuhkuri, J. Vinha, T. Bednar

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

11 Lataukset (Pure)


We conducted comparative surveys of design consultants in three countries to determine current knowledge and experienced moisture problems. The study is part of the CIB W040 research roadmap needs analyses for realigning research efforts with stakeholder requirements for moisture safety. Survey results show that a third of construction projects in the last five years were affected by moisture problems, even though practitioners applied multiple preventative measures at least some of the time. Water installations caused approximately 20 % of the moisture damage. In each country, preventing moisture damage was necessary; the means to address problems varied, with no one dominating solution. Design and construction guidelines were more helpful than the building code requirements. Information is available, but designers need dedicated time and budget for implementing better moisture safety. A quantitative goal is to increase the frequency of moisture safety measures while increasing the availability of tools. The usefulness of selected measures and instruments is strongly case-specific. Subtopic analysis such as causes of moisture damage due to leaky water installations needs more detailed investigation. Further research is needed building upon the online survey results to develop intelligent tools preventing moisture damage in the design, construction, and building occupancy phases.

OtsikkoJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Alaotsikko8th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2021) 25-27 August 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark
KustantajaInstitute of Physics Publishing
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2 jouluk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Building Physics Conference - Copenhagen, Virtual, Tanska
Kesto: 25 elok. 202127 elok. 2021
Konferenssinumero: 8


NimiJournal of Physics: Conference Series
KustantajaIOP Publishing
ISSN (painettu)1742-6588
ISSN (elektroninen)1742-6596


ConferenceInternational Building Physics Conference
KaupunkiCopenhagen, Virtual


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!!ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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