For all construction detailing absence of condensation and mold growth is essential. In highly insulated warm buildings, cold spots on interior surfaces will gather moisture just like steam hitting glass. The repeated occurrence of moisture accumulation can not only cause mold but also visual and structural damage.

Cold spots, lines or area's are normally caused by highly conductive elements in building fabric such as steel or even sometimes wood or plastic.

Using specialist software's we can simulate your construction details and analyse the building fabric to almost exacting details. We can then cut the models to see the temperatures in critical areas.

 

This helps us to determine whether or not there is a deficiency in the building fabric by design.

Aside from the reality of building failures, thermal bridges are also analyzed for heat flow (Psi & Chi Values), Earth Cycle can calculate these for almost any building standard (Ashrae, ISO, BRE, etc).

For details on Moisture, Psi and Chi calculations please read here

Energy Services - Thermal Bridging

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