Outline of Course Content
This is an intensive but enjoyable 8 Hour training course dealing with the principles of damp investigation and remediation. There will be one half hour lunch break and two 15-minute tea breaks. The course will start at 9am and run until 5pm.
The course covers rising damp and the main factors contributing to rising damp, candidates will learn how to diagnose rising damp and how to understand the difference between a management solution and a cure and how to best implement remedial works.
Candidates will use and familiarize themselves with a range of damp diagnostic tools ranging from the Protimeter range of instruments through to borescope, calcium carbide testing, salts analysis and thermal imaging.
Candidates will be taught some basic construction technology, they will be taught the difference between the raincoat and overcoat principle, traditional and non-traditional buildings and why damp remedial techniques differ for new and historic buildings.
Candidates will learn about salts analysis and why this is not as important to the diagnostic process as the academic text would have us believe.
Candidates will learn the basics of leak Investigation, how to trace leaks on incoming water mains, drainage systems and central heating systems.
Candidates will learn the science of condensation, the affects of condensation damp, the causes and the investigation process. They will learn why condensation damp is the biggest problem faced by social housing providers and be taught how to implement effective remedial measures.
Finally candidates will be taken through a number of case studies relating to damp and disrepair where open discussion will be encouraged.