Designing and constructing for airtightness

BSRIA, air tight buildings, air tightness

A new guide from BSRIA provides architects, main contractors and sub-contractors with an understanding of how to design and construct buildings to achieve airtightness targets. It is aimed primarily at commercial buildings and gives examples of good and bad practice gathered from BSRIA’s 30 years of experience in airtightness testing.

Carrying out remediation works and retests when a building fails can be a major headache — leading to delays in the project.

The key principles of achieving airtightness are having a simple strategy defined in design stage, assigning a single individual or team with overall responsibility, good communication of the importance of airtightness, specifying components as airtight and ensuring a high build quality.

The guide is available as a hard copy or a PDF file.

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