Moisture

Module: Timber as a material Unit: Moisture content and durability
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Read on the moisture content and durability of timber, the different drying processes and the movement or shrinkage when in loss of moisture.
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Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Behaviour of wood in joints and connections
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Read on the behavior of wood in joints and how timber splitting, moisture changes, temperature and chemical interaction can affect
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Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Drying and moisture content
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Understand the important of drying timber and the correlation between strength and moisture content.
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Condensation control in dwellings
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Read on how condensation generated by occupants can affect new and existing buildings and what is there to do to reduce or eliminate risks created by it.
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Breather membranes for timber frame walls
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Understand the importance of timber walls designed to breathe so those walls would allow vapor to difuse through the structure.
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Specification and use of wood-based panels in exterior and high humidity situations
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Learn the use of panels and plywood in exterior circumstances where the humidity levels are high, so an inner view of service and use classes are explained throughly to achieve a better performance.
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Moisture in timber
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Realize the importance of moisture content in timber and how it reacts and where it is best to work with.
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Module: Construction principles Unit: Principles of design with timber
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Understand structural considerations when designing with timber, which factors affect its strength, timber movement, differential movement and the resistance to abrasion and the impact it has.
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Module: Construction principles Unit: Timber cladding – detail design
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Understand cladding and the different selection of timber available for it and how to control moisture from natural weathering.
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Module: Introduction to timber engineering design Unit: Structural detailing requirements
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Acknowledge the recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, storage, handling and installation of materials and components
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