“The creative process is in formulating the problem. Once that is done in the right way, it’s all routine table work. The problem is solved” – Piet Hein
Diagnosing Building Problems
Working out why a building is not performing as intended is always an interesting challenge. It is particularly rewarding when a simple solution is found to a long term problem. We have a wide range of tools and techniques at our disposal but it is our understanding of buildings and experience that usually proves most useful.
Thermal imaging is a very useful tool for identifying a wide range of building related defects including air leaks, missing insulation, water ingress and heating system problems. Thermal imaging is a powerful tool but requires expert interpretation. An understanding of building physics and practical construction is needed for the pretty pictures to yield accurate and useful information.