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Enhancing construction quality with Tector’s wireless moisture sensors in mass timber projects

Developer
Education
Norway
Flat roof

Kruse Smith, a leading Norwegian project developer and contractor, is leveraging Tector moisture management solution in their mass timber construction projects. By strategically placing Tector’s sensors, they gain valuable insights into moisture levels, ensuring better control over construction quality and proactive identification of potential issues.

This case study highlights how the innovative use of technology improves construction processes and mitigates risks in large-scale projects.

"The industry builds a great deal, although we actually have very little knowledge. Ever since the advent of the vapor barrier, there have been many challenges. Here, a tool like the one from Tector can be incredibly useful in addition to the valuable in capturing potential damages through changes in the wood moisture content both continuously and after the construction has been put into use.”
Raymond Finstad
Project engineer, Kruse Smith

Challenge

In large-scale construction projects involving mass timber, managing moisture levels is critical to prevent damage and ensure structural integrity. Traditional methods for monitoring moisture are often labor-intensive and lack real-time insights, leading to potential risks of undetected issues and costly repairs.

Solution

Kruse Smith implemented Tector wireless moisture sensors throughout their mass timber construction site. These sensors were strategically placed in exposed areas prone to moisture buildup, such as along the roof edge and under windows, to continuously monitor moisture levels.

The real-time data analysis, dashboards and alerts provided by Tector’s solution enabled proactive identification of issues, allowing for timely interventions to maintain construction quality.

Impact

The deployment of Tector moisture sensors significantly improved construction quality and risk management for Kruse Smith.

By detecting faults in roofing and identifying areas of moisture buildup, the sensors facilitated prompt corrective actions, preventing potential damages and costly repairs. Additionally, the transparency provided by the sensor data enhanced collaboration among construction stakeholders, fostering a culture of proactive risk mitigation and quality assurance.

Kruse Smith recommends the use of Tector sensors to other industry actors for effective moisture management and documentation in construction projects.