Climate, Document restoration

The art of climate control

In January 2015, The Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut closed its doors to the public due to an extensive interior building conservation project. The Center holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. One of the greatest challenges during the project was to minimize the risk of damage to all the valuable works of art that remained in the building during conservation by stabilizing the indoor climate.

Water, Leak detection

Empathy at work

When an older English woman returned home after a short trip, she was greeted by a very unpleasant surprise: her boiler had sprung a leak, causing extensive damage throughout the house. But what started as a disaster for the woman ended on a happy note for everyone involved. We are always by our customers’ side!

Climate

A 320,000 m2 moisture challenge

The four new buildings with 8000 rooms at the world-famous Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden, are due to be completed in 2017. A structure of this size requires 700 kg of concrete per square metre, which adds up to an incredible amount of concrete. How do you achieve moisture safety in a project of this gigantic size?

Climate

Dehumidification - a concrete plan to avoid construction delays

The construction industry has long been judged on its quality of work and ability to complete projects on schedule. Construction managers, general contractors and sub-contractors who must meet tight timetables and warranty the work feel the most heat. One challenge often faced: a concrete slab with elevated moisture levels.

Water, Leak detection

Leak detection in Lambeth palace

The damage suffered as a result of leaking pipes should not be underestimated - a 0.5mm leak could lose 20 litres of water every hour. Even if a leaking pipe is noticed, the cost and disruption associated with locating the source could be considerable. Too often walls, floors and even other pipes are unnecessarily damaged and there are no guarantees that the leak will be found as it is very often some distance from any signs of any water damage.