While deadlines and project details may always seem tight, none seem tighter than those concerning school construction projects. Schools must follow environmental regulations during renovations and new construction to keep students and faculty safe from potential health risks. Temporary climate control is a practical, efficient solution that maintains healthy indoor air quality and keeps construction projects on schedule.
School Construction Projects that Benefit from Moisture Control
Moisture is a construction project’s enemy. In addition to slowing down progress, it can lead to mold growth, which often blamed for illnesses and allergic reactions in children and adults. Construction projects that benefit from temporary climate control solutions include:
- Painting and drywall installation: When an area stays humidity-free, paint and joint compound dry in a matter of hours.
- Tile and carpet installation: If the humidity levels in a room aren’t optimal, flooring contractors won’t guarantee their work because of the risk of future adhesive failures, de-lamination and buckling. Climate control technologies keep subfloors dry and flooring materials in optimal condition for installation.
- Masonry and concrete installation: When an area experiences high humidity levels, concrete and masonry blocks take a long time to dry. Climate control solutions eliminate the waiting game so you can move on with the project faster.
- Fireproofing and self-leveling sub floors: Humidity control technologies dramatically reduce drying times of gypsum products. This allows you to install these materials without delay while avoiding the dangers of excess moisture and mold growth.
- Preparing wood flooring and millwork for installations: When humidity levels are high, building materials made from wood—such as flooring and finishes—can absorb the moisture from the air. The added moisture may cause problems like cupping, expansion and warping, which are problematic before and after an installation. Temporary climate control allows you to maintain or quickly achieve the proper moisture levels in wood, helping the project finish on time.
- Water damage restoration: When a school experiences flooding or any type of water damage, it has up to 48 hours to dry out before mold growth occurs. Moisture control technologies help dry wet spaces and objects quickly to prevent further damage and keep the environment healthy.
Benefits of Temporary Climate Control for School Construction Projects
- Quickly dry items like paint and joint compounds
- Avoid swelling and warping in items like wood, flooring and trim
- Avoid dependence on permanent HVAC systems for moisture control
- Prevent the growth of mold and other biological hazards
- Avoid excess water in slabs
- Safely store construction materials onsite, particularly those that are sensitive to high levels of humidity (e.g., drywall, masonry powder and millwork)
- Stay on-schedule and meet your deadlines
- Maintain optimal indoor air quality and keep the environment safe for students, parents, teachers and administrators
Temporary dehumidification equipment is energy efficient, cost efficient and simple to transport and setup. You’ll quickly find that humidity control solutions help avoid costly delays and liquidated damages. Contact Polygon to learn more about its climate control solutions and for a free estimate.
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