UKCMB

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The following organisations are Core Knowledge Partners in the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

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UKCMB

Many substantial building problems (including health problems) are caused by excessive or insufficient moisture. And yet we have very little research in the UK on moisture in buildings, a lack of good guidance, and minimal public and industry understanding. The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings has been set up to address these issues.

Why moisture in buildings?

Why moisture in buildings

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Research areas

Research areas

Read about UKCMB current projects and research areas considered by UKCMB

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UKCMB News and Updates

Vacancy: Research Associate - Hygrothermal Modeller at Loughborough University

Loughborough University is currently seeking a Hygrothermal Modeller Research Associate to join the country's premier building energy modelling and measurement group. More...

Published: Nov 17, 2017 2:08:44 PM

UKCMB launches a new video on moisture guidance for existing homeowners

The video aims to provide guidance to homeowners on how to avoid moisture problems in existing homes. It provides an introduction to moisture in buildings, explaining in simple terms and images what damp means, where moisture in buildings comes from, as well as, introduce the notion of balance and how this can be achieved. More...

Published: Nov 2, 2017 12:27:13 PM

UKCMB launches a report on the health impact of buildings which are too dry or too damp

Buildings which are too damp or too dry can be bad for occupants’ health. This fact has been well established by many reports including those of the World Health Organisation and the Institute of Medicine. More...

Published: Oct 26, 2017 4:15:10 PM

Outputs from the UKCMB re-launch event

On 20 October, the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) hosted a successful re-launch event. Over a hundred experts joined us at the conference to hear about the UKCMB’s latest research outputs, videos and tools. We also discussed plans for the new training programme and other upcoming activities. It was a highly informative and engaging event, with some valuable input and feedback from the audience. More...

Published: Oct 26, 2017 3:59:25 PM

Avoidance and diagnosis of problems associated with internal wall insulation

Internally insulating solid masonry walls can have a hugely positive impact on comfort, but doing so without regard for this relationship can lead to undesirable consequences, including trapped moisture and mould growth. A well-designed specification informed by a good understanding of the building and its context will preclude any unintended consequences.
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Published: Oct 4, 2017 3:30:04 PM