Wufi training workshop to be held in Dublin next month

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The Building Life Consultancy and Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics are providing a two-day Wufi Pro training workshop in Dublin on 14-15 December.

This is only the third English language workshop of its kind to be offered in Europe according to the Building Life Consultancy, and will train members of the construction industry to use Fraunhofer’s Wufi Pro software for hygrothermal (heat and moisture) simulations of building fabric.

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At the launch of the Building Life Consultancy last September, from left to right: Former RIAI president Sean O'Laoire, Joseph Little of the Building Life Consultancy, and environment minister John Gormley. 

 
The Building Life Consultancy and Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics are providing a two-day Wufi Pro training workshop in Dublin on 14-15 December. This is only the third English language workshop of its kind to be offered in Europe according to the Building Life Consultancy, and will train members of the construction industry to use Fraunhofer’s Wufi Pro software for hygrothermal (heat and moisture) simulations of building fabric.

Building Life Consultancy, a Dublin-based firm specialising in building fabric, uses the software to assess mould and condensation issues in fabric design. “There is a real and urgent need for the construction industry to look at the issue of vapour permeability and design for it in building fabric,” said architect Joseph Little of the Building Life Consultancy. “Providing this workshop is one way we are hoping to move the industry forward to address this issue.”

Misplaced vapour control layers or insulation within build-ups can have very damaging consequences, as Joseph Little demonstrated in his Breaking the Mould series in Construct Ireland over the past year. Little said that Wufi Pro is a tool that “will help designers, builders and system suppliers predict and avoid these problems before they become a reality”.

For more information, visit the Build Life Consultancy website. 

Last modified on Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:01

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