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Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

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Architecture engineering

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PUBLISHED IN CONSTRUCT IRELAND ISSUE 3,VOLUME 5 (SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2010)

Abstract

1) It stands to reason that insulating a wall should not affect its strength or longevity, nor should it result in a buildup of moisture (inter-stitial condensation) or mould. However the Industry is currently gripped with a desire to insulate to the highest standard (U-value) at the lowest financial cost, as quickly as possible, with little thought of these issues. An appropriate, robust solution must take the original wall, the occupant’s health, the room’s function and even the building’s location into account.

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