How to predict the risk of moisture accumulation in building designs - An introduction to WUFI®
What is hygrothermal analysis?
What is WUFI®?
And why do all designers, builders, building officials and building owners in New Zealand need to care?
Thermal analysis is useful for estimating the heat loss through a wall, roof or other building element. But that’s only part of the story. We also need to know what will happen to moisture. If moisture is likely to accumulate within our building structure, we’re going to have a problem.
Hygrothermal analysis takes out the guess work. It allows us to predict the transfer of both heat and moisture through, and within complicated building elements.
Join us for this session to meet our own WUFI® expert, Jesse Clarke. Jesse will cover the basic science behind heat and moisture transfer, and explain why WUFI® makes the complicated, easy.
At the end of this introductory session, there will an opportunity to sign up for more detailed WUFI® training.
About Jesse Clarke:
Jesse Clarke joins pro clima with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. He holds the technical lead role of the Building Science Manager, servicing Australia and New Zealand. Jesse is an active advocate for a holistic approach to the development of industry guidance, standards and codes. As the chairman of the AIRAH special technical group for building envelope physics is driving standardisation around the use of hygrothermal analysis (WUFI®) for healthier and more durable buildings.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm WUFI® Introduction with Jesse Clarke
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking with drinks and nibbles
CPD / LBP points apply.
- Venue: pro clima HUB, Penrose, Auckland
- Length: Three hours
- Cost: $20.00 excl. GST
- Complimentary refreshments