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Moisture, building enclosures and mould.

Lstiburek J, 2002
design failure | humidity | moisture | mould
Bibliographic info: HPAC Engineering, January 2002, pp 77-81.
Languages: English

Explores how water gets into a structure, why it doesn't leave, and how these architectural flaws become HVAC problems. States that mechanical engineers need to understand the roots of the problems in order to defend their work if IAQ becomes a problem once the building is occupied. The article reviews air control and pressurization, ventilation and humidity control and provides some resources to help expand the reader's knowledge of design and construction errors that lead to HVAC problems.

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