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Moisture Movement and Condensation: SK1302

Steve King
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 01:27:26
With improving standards of thermal performance, there is increasing risk of moisture related problems in building construction.  These problems emerged some years ago in America and Europe, and most recently at catastrophic scale in New Zealand.  Is Australia next?  The Australian Buildings Control Board certainly thinks so, in spite of declining to include relevant requirements in the BCA. 
In 2012 the Australian Institute of Architects collaborated with the ABCB to produce a non-mandatory advisory Handbook.  This presentation explains and illustrates some of the principles covered in that Handbook, and some that are not.
The presenter Steve King makes the science accessible and even entertaining, while alerting practitioners to the urgency of taking the problem very seriously indeed.
  • Understand the issues of Moisture Movement & Condensation in buildings
  • Understand how condensation occurs
  • Understand some design principals to avert destructive condensation
  • Appreciate some of the technology solutions to assist in this design process
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA


    BArch(Hons) DipBdgSc. (Sydney)

    Steve joined UNSW in 1992 after 16 years of teaching in Architecture at the University of Canberra. Prior to that, he worked for Commonwealth Department of Works, Owen Luder Partnership (London) and in private practice as an architect. He was a Visiting Scientist at Jacob Balustein Institute of Desert Research, Sede Boker Israel in 1983, and Visiting Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles in 1991 and 1992.

    Steve teaches building climatology and thermal comfort, building services, and design studio at UNSW. His research and consultancy includes work in energy simulation and assessment for houses, building assessments under the NSW SEDA Energy Smart Buildings program, appropriate design and alternative technologies for museums and other cultural institutions, and asthma and domestic building design.

    In 1996, he curtailed his architectural design practice to provide consultancy services to government, institutional clients, architects, developers and local authorities as an individual consultant and as Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Built Environments (SOLARCH) at the University of NSW. This role has allowed him considerable oversight over a range of local and international architectural practice, with a substantial specialization in sustainable development, especially passive environmental control, including appropriate design and alternative technologies in building services.