Welcome to the survey to determine how to avoid moisture damage in buildings.

Since beginning to construct buildings, unplanned moisture ingress has penetrated building assemblies. Moisture damage is the cause of premature building decay and an unhealthy indoor climate (e.g. mould and odours). Heavy rain, floods, snow, saturated soil, ground water, and also indoor air are different sources of unwanted moisture in buildings.
The purpose of this survey is to determine the view of planning professionals on moisture damage in buildings. Other stakeholders such as construction companies, building owners, insurance companies, occupants, and local authorities will be consulted in future surveys. All survey results shall contribute to a “Roadmap to Buildings with Disappearing Risk of Moisture Damage”.
The Vision for 2020 is no moisture damage in buildings. Carefully planning moisture-free details for new buildings and consideration of moisture damage in each step during renovations lowers the risk of moisture damage. Thus, the goal of avoiding moisture damage in buildings could become reality.
Your contribution is very important. Thanks so much for participating!

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* 1. What country do you live in?

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* 2. What role do you have on a construction project?

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* 3. If you work on building design, where do your responsibilities lie?

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* 4. In the last 5 years, what percentage of construction projects have reported moisture damage during construction?

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* 5. In the last 5 years, what percentage of construction projects have reported moisture damage in the occupied buildings (during use)?

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* 6. What percentage of water damage is caused by a leak in the water installation?

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* 7. How important is it for you to find ways to prevent moisture damage in buildings?

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* 8. Rainwater Drainage

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* 9. Which measures are taken to prevent moisture damage in construction projects?

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The building owner has clear goals to prevent all moisture damage.
The Client has a large responsibility for preventing moisture damage in buildings.
There is enough time allocated in the design phase to select constructions with no risk of moisture damage.
There are dedicated consultants in the design team specializing in preventing moisture damage in the design.
A person has been clearly appointed to be responsible for moisture damage-prevention in the design team.
Construction companies have employees with training in "moisture damage-prevention during the construction phase".
The nomination of a responsible person for moisture damage-prevention by every company involved during the construction phase.
Regular inspection of the construction site to prevent moisture damage.
Regular measurements of moisture to prevent moisture damage on the construction site.
Regular meetings on the construction site about the status of moisture damage-prevention.
Issue an easily understandable manual about preventing moisture damage during building use.
Regular evaluation of whether instructions are understandable and can be implemented.

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* 10. The Client has decided to not have any moisture damage in his building. What is missing so that you may estimate the risk of different components?

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* 11. The official national guidelines (e.g. 'OIB' in Austria) help to select only those constructions which help to prevent the risk of moisture damage.

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* 12. The Austrian ÖNORM B 8110-2 helps to ensure that only constructions are selected that prevent moisture damage.

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* 13. The standards relevant to the construction of building constructions help to prevent moisture damage.

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* 14. How important are the following measures to prevent moisture damage?

  Not at all important. Somewhat important. Very important. Extremely important. I don't know.
The building owner is determined to not have moisture damage in the building.
The building owner has a person responsible for moisture damage-prevention.
There is enough time during the design phase to select building constructions with zero risk of moisture damage.
There are specialists in the design team who focus on preventing moisture damage in the design.
A person in the design team has been clearly assigned to be responsible for preventing moisture damage in the design.
There are generally accepted technical rules that document a verified method to assess the risk of moisture damage.
Construction companies and/or contractors have employees with training in "moisture damage-prevention in construction".
The nomination of a responsible person for moisture damage-prevention by every company involved during the construction phase.
There are generally accepted technical rules that verify which constructions imply which risks.
There are textbooks available in schools, colleges, and universities that can be used consecutively to teach how to assess the risk of moisture damage in the design and construction phases.
Regular inspection of the construction site for moisture damage-prevention.
Regular measurements on the construction site for moisture damage-prevention.
Regular meetings on the construction site about the status of moisture damage prevention.
Preparation of an easily understandable manual for preventing moisture damage during building occupancy.
Regular evaluations to determine if the manuals are understandable and also to determine if they can be implemented.

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* 15. It is especially important to me that I only recommend construction details with the lowest risk of moisture damage for the designed detail.

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