Technical Library

Our Technical Library provides building professionals with total system solutions, specification clauses and CAD Drawings for download. DCTech can also provide general assistance with design detailing, building compliance codes and installation guidelines.

By providing DCTech with your project specifications, calculations can be quickly and accurately carried out to give R-Values, dew point and condensation risk analysis and the required insulation thicknesses.

 

Condensation Risk Analysis Software

The software enables architects, designers, developers and manufacturers to carry out R-value calculations and condensation risk analysis for buildings in Australia and New Zealand.

Meet the DCTech technical team

To speak with one of our team, contact our office Toll-Free on 1800 051 100.

Condensation Risk Analysis Software

JPA Designer Software

JPA TL Ltd – one of the UK’s leading developers of software for the construction industry – is proud to bring its long-established and well-respected thermal analysis software to Australia and New Zealand.

The software enables architects, designers, developers and manufacturers to carry out R-value calculations and condensation risk analysis for buildings in Australia and New Zealand.

Calculating the risk of condensatio

The Australian Building Codes Board [ABCB] Handbook “Condensation in Buildings” highlights the damage condensation can cause to the fabric of buildings and to the health of their occupants: it recommends that designers assess the risk of interstitial condensation during the design stages of any project and modify their design proposals if condensation is predicted.

To facilitate that, JPA TL Ltd has launched a new version of its well-proven JPA Designer thermal analysis program, modified specifically for climate conditions in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to calculating R values for heat flow in both directions through roofs, walls and floors the program will assess the risk of interstitial condensation in accordance with ISO 13788:2012 and will highlight the risk of condensation within a multi-layer construction.

Users can build a layer-by-layer model of any construction using the built-in database of material and products and then set the climate conditions from a comprehensive dataset of locations, which includes the 69 climate zones defined in Nathers. The program will then show where condensation is predicted within the construction, the amount of condensate deposited or evaporated each month, the maximum amount deposited and the annual moisture balance.

Why do I need this?

Traditionally, Australian & NZ buildings were not airtight and had little or no insulation.

However, as a result of new developments and the introduction of mandatory energy efficiency requirements, building practices are having to adapt, requiring a change in detailing so that moisture related problems are adequately managed.

Purchasing JPA Designer & Annual Licences

To order our software you can:

Pay by EFT – email notification of payment required:
BSB 082-057 • Account No: 15-366-2603
Dynamic Composite Technologies Pty Ltd
National Australia Bank

Pay by Credit and Debit card:
Use the Buy Now links below.

To order our software, other than by the on-line method below, please contact JPA/TL’s exclusive Australian partner, Dynamic Composite Technologies.

Free-call: 1800 051 100
E-mail: sales@dctech.com.au

JPA Designer, Support,
Manuals & Technical Notes

JPA provide free technical support for the duration of your annual licence. That support is provided by EMAIL ONLY and all requests for support should be made by email to support@techlit.co.uk

In addition JPA have a technical forum which contains a vast amount of information on the functions, common problems and troubleshooting JPA Designer. We recommend users check the forum before contacting JPA TL – especially as you will need to take into account the time difference between Australia and the UK when sending emails.

 

Information and Links

  • Condensation – what is the problem?
  • Australian Building Codes Board Condensation in Buildings Handbook 2014
  • Condensation Season
  • Avoiding ghost leaks in your home
  • Let your building breathe
  • Design out condensation risk
  • Sick building syndrome
  • How to prevent damaging interstitial condensation forming
  • Condensation – the ticking time bomb

Condensation Risk Analysis Form

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Option to attach a PDF file with cross section details - undre 2MB in size. The ideal cross section would be of the roof edge/eves as
this shows both the typical roof and wall cross sections. The drawings should clearly state the type and thickness of each materials.

Files must be less than 2 MB
All information is kept confidential. It is for your requested use only and will not be shared.