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Securing the flow of information in renovation projects: Sustainable synergies from buildings to the urban scale

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-233
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Continuous flow of information is a paramount importance for the success of a renovation project. This has been a clear statement in several researches, clearances, publications and press releases in Finland. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) studied Finnish state supported mold renovations in three independent researches between 2010 and 2016. First one brought out that the observations made in the condition investigation weren’t always taken into account in the implementation of the renovation. Next two researches focused to study the additional state grant processes, where the external review procedures were helping the flow of information. However, the processes still had some shortcomings and therefore the research team developed a form based method that property owners and builders can utilize for a successful removal of the indoor air problems. This paper describes the outlines of the form as well as the principles and methods for securing the flow of information from condition investigations to the renovation design and quality assurance of the building project. Project planning and monitoring measurements are also taken into account in the method.


  • Moisture damage, Indoor air quality (IAQ), Condition investigation, Renovation design

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Field of science, Statistics Finland