The unique building of the New Javorka dependance thanks to MoistureGuard prevented costly reconstruction.
Modern multi-storey wooden building is still an exception in the Czech Republic. Even in the surrounding European states, you don’t normally encounter the wooden construction of multi-storey buildings. Protecting the wooden structure of multi-storey structures is more challenging than single-storey ones. Increased humidity can result in premature ageing of the structure and the development of rotten processes. This is why we pay close attention to protecting and preventing problems.
There is an increasing emphasis in the construction sector on the use of renewable building materials. This fact is also recognized by the designers of Trigema Building a.s., who are no strangers to modern technology. So, when building the dependance of New Javorka in the Monínec ski-area, the experts used the combination with modern building materials and chose the construction of a new building made of wooden panels. Already at the design stage, the points envisage installing the MoistureGuard system at the most vulnerable points of construction. The MoistureGuard 25 sensors continuously monitor the humidity directly in the structure. The Internet-connected central unit of the system assesses the state of the structure and sounds the alarm if it identifies irregular behaviour.
Because such construction is above average, it is necessary to ensure that all work is carried out with the utmost care and according to the applicable technical standards. With a large object, it is almost impossible to ensure that there is no problem when the object is operational. However, in the case of a woodwork, it is necessary to detect any water leakage or increased humidity immediately, and ideally at the same time to locate the site and determine the cause of the leakage.
The labor pains didn’t extend to the subject on Monínci. One of the most common problems occurred when it came online – a siphon leak in the shower drain. There was a flash sewage leak when the facility became operational, which was detected by the MoistureGuard system. The structure had already addressed the leak before the warning, but the fault helped verify that the system worked and was able to warn the operator in case of a problem.
The MoistureGuard system also served to verify that the fault had been repaired and the leak had been rectified. The sensors continue to monitor the moisture status of the facility and protect it from any unexpected water leaks or moisture condensation in the structure.
This case, too, shows that investment in intelligent elements in design is not unnecessary. Quick detection of problems in wooden construction and assistance in diagnosing and removing them will save considerable reconstruction costs. Investors then need not worry about the use of renewable building materials, of which wood is unquestionably one.
This opens up space for the realisation of multi-storey wooden buildings to a much greater extent than has been the case to date.