Architects are famous for their attention to detail, and they often use meticulous specifications to reveal how their buildings should be constructed. Typically, these guidelines account for a number of elements including materials, designs, and products. Specifications help optimize the construction and installation process, enabling smoother project completion. However, when writing specifications there is one element that is sometimes overlooked – climate conditions.
By specifying climate conditions during the planning phase, architects can set the stage for a more successful physical construction. Proactive climate control benefits clients by reducing construction delays and enhancing concrete setting, the performance of coatings and flooring. It is important that specified materials are installed under the proper climate conditions, as failure to do so can increase costs. To ensure proper drying or adhesion, there are numerous materials used in construction that require specific climate conditions. Thus, establishing dehumidifying and climate guidelines improves construction outcomes.
One of the biggest challenges faced by architects, engineers, and construction professionals is the unstable temperatures buildings experience during physical construction. This instability can increase mold growth, inhibit the drying of concrete, and cause flooring to distress or warp. Condensation also proves to be a common culprit that ruins materials. Specifying the desired temperature and humidity within a Temporary Facilities and Control document can inform builders and clients of the best conditions for preparing, applying, and installing materials, paints, and coatings in order to eliminate product waste.
Specifying climate controls shouldn’t be considered an additional cost or burden, as it can positively impact timelines and reduce inefficiencies. By taking the time to plan for climate conditions before physical construction commences, builders can optimize their workflow, clients can save money, and projects can be completed faster. Polygon dehumidifiers help control temperature and humidity, reducing condensation and facilitating better application and installation of materials such as drywall mud, paint, finishes, interior hardwoods, millwork, wood framing, concrete slabs, and gypcrete. The dehumidifiers promote longer coating life, reducing life-cycle coating costs by as much as 20%. They hold the blast between shifts to mitigate the need to paint-up each day, allowing workers to tend to other responsibilities and maximize their time.
By incorporating temporary climate conditions into specifications, architects can generate better project success, resulting in happier clients. Review our climate solutions and capabilities for new builds, and discover how specifying climate control at the inception of a project can save time and decrease budgets by visiting our solutions page today!