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climate control in contruction

Humidity and moisture caused by weather and ambient conditions can derail a construction project and cause mounting delays, increased expenses and structural deterioration. By integrating temporary humidity control solutions, you can help ensure your company finishes its project to standard, on time and within budget.

What is Temporary Humidity Control?

Temporary humidity control comes in the form of indirect fired heaters and cooling units. The humidity control equipment ensures the air in a given area stays clean, healthy, at the right temperature and humidity.

The design of the humidity control units depends on factors such as weather conditions, the location of the site, envelope openings and the size of the room. After gathering information about a project, the provider delivers clean heating and cooling equipment, ductwork and ancillary items, and sets them up near a power supply.

climate control in contruction

The Benefits of Temporary Humidity Control

  • Stay on schedule.
  • Reduce the risk of mould growth by eliminating dampness and humidity.
  • Materials dry faster when ambient conditions are optimal. Materials include paint, drywall compound, fireproofing compounds, plaster, sealants, concrete, masonry and adhesives.
  • Improve the quality of indoor air.
  • Heat and cool without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Maintain the integrity of construction equipment and materials, including stored materials.
  • Create the ideal conditions for surface preparation and coating applications.
  • The climate control solutions stabilise wood materials like flooring, veneers and cabinetry to prevent warping, splitting, dry rot, expanding, buckling and shrinking.
  • Meet flooring-related specifications.
  • Save energy and promote green building construction.
  • Restore water damage.

climate control in contruction

How Temporary Humidity Control Helps Construction Managers with Common Problems

  • Enhance worker productivity. An environment that promotes drying and prevents deterioration also helps workers feel more comfortable. In addition to comfort, worker productivity also increases because ideal conditions for building and drying of materials are intact, which allows workers to stay on schedule.
  • Control ambient conditions when the weather is uncontrollable. Temporary climate solutions allow you to control the indoor dew point, temperature and relative humidity levels so you can meet specifications.
  • Maintain the quality of the materials. It is common for manufacturers to have temperature- and humidity-related specifications regarding the successful application or installation of products. Without the help of temporary climate control solutions, you may not be able to meet such specifications, which could void a product’s warranty if there is a problem with a material’s installation or quality.
  • Avoid budgetary problems. The presence of moisture at a construction site can lead to mold growth, the corrosion of metalwork, chemical breakdowns in finishes and adhesives, and structural deterioration. When any of these problems occur, your firm has to spend more money to replace the materials and re-install them. Temporary humidity control allows your company to get the job done right the first time and maintain the quality of the workmanship throughout a project.
  • Stop using the HVAC. Temporary climate control solutions take the pressure off a site’s HVAC units, which are not designed to manage moisture in construction applications and can increase energy costs.

Cross Hire offers custom, cost-effective climate control services that help construction projects reduce delays, increase cash flow and improve flexibility. Contact Cross Hire today to learn about our temporary climate control equipment for your site to reduce moisture-related problems.

Explore Cross Hire’s dryer and dehumidification range here.

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