Tackling the knowledge needs of maintenance and operation staff in mouldy housing

Sirid Bonderup*, Lars Bo Gunnarsen

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Interdisciplinary collaboration is key when it comes to solving and preventing mould problems in housing. Many forms of collaboration is necessary, not just between operating staff, inhabitants, management and tradespersons, but also knowing and working with the building structure in question and its’ heating and ventilation systems may be a challenge. This paper proposes a study of the practices and knowledge needs of operation staff in housing in order
to develop a digital tool to communicate relevant knowledge and strategies for preventing and alleviating mould problems. It is also discussed how a digital tool could help operating staff gather, share and systematise knowledge of local conditions and practices in order to improve operation and maintenance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication date2017
Article number0117
ISBN (Print)9788379472604
ISBN (Electronic)978-83-7947-232-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHealthy Buildings 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
http://www.hb2017-europe.org

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings 2017
CountryPoland
CityLublin
Period02/07/201705/07/2017
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Keywords

  • Digital information tool
  • Housing management
  • Mould and dampness
  • Operation and maintenance

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