The hygrothermal behaviour of the façade is investigated down to the level of the structural detail.
The heat transport through the structure is simulated using specialized software (or in situ measuring instruments) to analyse the thermal performance and cold bridges.
Dynamic HAM (Heat-Air-Moisture) simulations using specialized software (WUFI) calculate the heat and moisture transport in a structure on one or two dimensions.
These simulations lead to an insight into the hygrothermal behaviour of the construction, whereby the following aspects, among others, are examined and evaluated:
- the dehydration potential of the structure,
- the risk of internal condensation,
- surface condensation,
- wood rot
- and mould.