"Desicant Dehumidification Beats Heat as Construction Drying Method"
Author: Brown, Russ
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: November/December 2006
Moisture within a building under construction can lead to delays in the construction timetable, future performance failure of materials, or formation of mold. Contractors generally use direct-fired heaters or desicannt dehumidification systems to accomplish drying during the construction of commercial, educational, industrial, and high-rise residential buildings. Discusses recommendation by the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau to use desiccant dehumidification, defines proper drying, details the problems resulting from using heat, and describes the desiccant dehumidification system, which reduces both humidity and vapor pressure.
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