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Key Challenges
  • Sufficiently remove condensation risks from the light steel frame system

  • Confirm success through graphic and numerical reports

  • Accurately calculate the bracket effect (Chi-value) for the rainscreen

The Brief
  • Calculate screen cladding U-value

  • Perform a comprehensive condensation risk assessment

  • Calculate complex 3D bracket Chi value

Our Approach

We first modelled a spread of indicative junctions, particularly those that show a greater chance of internal condensation risk
The numerical thermal modelling showed a risk within the steel frame system

Results

With close discussion with our client we were able to run variations of design to remove the risk of interstitial condensation

About

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