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Condensation Risk Impact of Improvement to Part L and Robust Details



Condensation modelling of theoretical and real world details

The project, ‘Impacts of Improvements to Part L and Robust Construction Details (RCD) on Part C’ was funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and consisted of a fieldwork element, undertaken by Leeds Metropolitan University, and a modelling element carried out by the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London. The fieldwork consisted of the analysis of design material and site surveys from 16 housing developments constructed to Part L 2002 and adopting the Robust Construction Detail route to compliance. The results of the analysis were used to enable condensation modelling that took into account not only the guidance of robust details but also the way in which construction details were actually designed and, perhaps more importantly, constructed. The modelling element of the project sought to identify the extent to which the ‘as built’ details give rise to a significantly increased condensation risk as compared to the relevant ‘standard’ robust construction details, as defined in the guidance.

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