Moisture and mould programme

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Structural Physics 2013

Tampere University of Technology, the Department of Civil Engineering (TUT) and the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL) will organise the Structural Physics 2013 seminar in Tampere, on 22-24 October 2013.

This seminar will bring together top specialists in the field and present best practice solutions and the results of the latest research. Read more...

Final project report on training and developing qualifications completed

One of the programme's most ambitious tasks has been completed. Recommendations for organising training and qualifications for the moisture and mould damage sector in Finland have been finalised and the project's final report has been published. Read more...

From moisture and mould disputes, to more safer real estate transactions

At any given time, hundreds of disputes are pending over moisture or mould damage related to real estate transactions in Finland. The need to renovate a building because of mould or moisture damage frequently becomes apparent only after the transaction is concluded, and it is an unpleasant surprise to buyer and seller alike. The extensive two-year Programme to Combat Moisture and Mould Damage has generated several proposals for remedying this situation. Read more...

Know Your House, Sell it Safely - A new guide to assist sellers and buyers in real estate transactions

At any given time, hundreds of disputes are pending over moisture or mould damage related to real estate transactions in Finland. The Programme to Combat Moisture and Mould Damage has published a new, practical guide for improving the safety of real estate transactions for both sellers and buyers. The Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies (KVKL), which represents the majority of Finnish real estate industry actors, recommends including the guide in the standard set of real estate transaction materials. Read more...

Mould dogs — unregulated industry lacks guidance

Mould dogs are being increasingly used to assist in the investigation of indoor air problems in Finland. No unified system, however, exists for verifying qualifications for dogs or their handlers. As a stop-gap remedy, in March the Programme to Combat Moisture and Mould Damage published guidelines for mould dog handlers and customers. Read more...

TOXTEST completed - no new method discovered for identifying mould infestations

Despite high hopes, the TOXTEST research project was unable to create a new method for detecting mould infestations in buildings with moisture damage. The objective of this extensive three-year project was to develop a toxicity evaluation method suitable for dust samples taken from indoor air. The TOXTEST final report was presented at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on 6.3.2013. Read more...

 

STOP MOULD!

The programme that includes several projects to combat moisture and mould, will address, with drastic measures, the problem of moisture and mould damage that is pestering Finnish building stock. The programme will run from 2010 to 2014. The joint effort aims to give impetus to the restoration of Finland's building stock, reducing the detrimental health effects and economic losses caused by damage due to moisture and mould, and preventing damage in future buildings. The programme will also devise internationally interesting tools, methods, and know-how. The work is coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, and the invitation to join in the effort is extended to everyone.