The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings Launch Event

The UK Centre for Moisture in Building (UKCMB) was established in order to fill the research gap into the impacts of excessive or insufficient moisture content in UK buildings. Working alongside government, standards bodies, industry and the general public, using a wide array of facilities, equipment and techniques; the aim of the UKCMB is “the development of a moisture-safe built environment in the UK”.

This encompasses the effects not just of liquid water but also ice and vapour and the impact these can have on a building, in order to further expand the knowledge base in this field.

UKCMB has research expertise in:

  • building physics
  • hygrothermal modelling
  • buildings and materials monitoring
  • building fabric failure from moisture
  • occupant health and moisture (moulds, mites etc.)
  • flooding and driven rain
  • historic buildings
  • unintended consequences and systems thinking

The UKCMB is an independent, not for profit, public good organisation run by University College London, the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Heriot Watt University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working with many other partners in academia, government, industry, and the public in a rigorous and transparent manner.

The Centre’s will be launched on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 9:30am – 5:00pm at UCL (University College London), Roberts Building G01, Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Malet Place, London WC1E 7JE.

The current plan for the day is:

9.30am – Registration.  Tea/coffee

10.00am – Welcome and Introduction to the whole day

Session 1 (Lars-Erik Harderup, Jesper Arfvidsson, Magnus Ahs) 

10.10am – The development of the FuktCentrum (Moisture Centre)

10.50am – The activities and work of the FuktCentrum

11.30am – Tea/ Coffee

12.00pm – The impact of the FuktCentrum on moisture safety and understanding in Sweden

12.40pm – Question and answer session

1.15pm – Lunch

Session 2 (UKCMB Management and Knowledge Partners)

2.00pm – The development of the UKCMB: update and ideas of future

  • Background
  • Organisation and operation
  • Database
  • Research
  • Policy and standards
  • Technical Working Groups

3.00pm – Discussion about the next year in UKCMB

Delegates can discuss and input into work on

  • Research topics
  • Standards and policy
  • Training and communications

4.15pm – Tea and networking

5.00pm – Close – further discussions over drinks. Please ensure you register for the right ticket if you would like to join for drinks.

For more information on this, or is you would like to sign up for this FREE eventplease click here.


Featured image: brickwork mould (closeup) by Dan Gravell | CC BY 2.0