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Tector expands into the UK to address major building issues amid the RAAC crisis with a nifty moisture detection system

July 9, 2024 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tector, the innovative leader in moisture detection systems for buildings and constructions, announces that they are opening a UK office to support the growing traction in the UK market. This strategic move underscores Tector's commitment to revolutionising building resilience and safety amidst the UK's pressing construction challenges, including the Raac crisis.

Tector’s state-of-the-art sensors and application have already proven instrumental in safeguarding structures across Europe, mitigating water ingress and preventing costly damages. Now, with the backing of this latest investment round of 2 mil € from Superseed and BD Partners, Tector is ready to bring its transformative technology to the forefront of the UK’s construction landscape.

The UK is facing a serious building integrity crisis, especially with recent challenges like the RAAC crisis impacting schools and hospitals nationwide. Tector, known for its state-of-the-art moisture detection systems, offers AI-powered solutions that proactively identify moisture issues early on, addressing potential construction flaws promptly.

With Awaab's Law progressing through parliament, Tector’s AI-powered solutions can proactively detect moisture issues early, potentially preventing the problems addressed by the law. No tenant should have to endure living with mould, and Tector's technology stands ready to assist social housing landlords in swiftly detecting and addressing these hazards. As Awaab's Law moves forward, Tector is ready to assist in its implementation across London, ensuring timely repairs and prioritising tenant safety and well-being. Commenting on the expansion, Jeppe Rasmussen, Tector’s CEO stated,

"Denmark has a strong expertise in building physics, moisture & mould growth in changing climates. We have refined our technology there with leading moisture experts for 4 years and are now ready to bring it to the UK to ensure no more housing associations, schools or building projects will struggle with moisture damages."
Tector founders, Lasse Regin Nielsen, Jeppe Rasmussen and Thijs Tilburg.

An exemplary case of Tector’s impact is their successful implementation at Oxford’s Jesus College Northgate House. During operations, the building was affected by water ingress from the flat roof and traditional moisture measuring methods proved inadequate. As a part of the remediation work, Tector’s sensors were strategically placed providing real-time data on moisture, temperature, and humidity. This proactive approach enabled the building owner to detect another leak that they initially thought had been fixed, which could have led to structural risks and another round of costly repairs if it had gone undetected. If that leak had gone unnoticed, it could have gotten the same fate as Sky's office that had some of the highest local claims in recent times on a similar construction method.

As Tector expands its presence in the UK, the company aims to set new standards in building resilience and safety by providing stakeholders with actionable data insights. London-based SuperSeed has led a new round of funding for Tector, aligning with the company's long-term strategy to expand across Europe, with a particular focus on the UK market. Given its unique challenges and opportunities, the UK offers significant growth potential for Tector.

This investment will support Tector in establishing local operations, enhancing customer support, and driving targeted marketing initiatives. Trusted by leading UK companies such as ARUP, Galliford Try, and Willmott Dixon, Tector's technology is currently deployed on more than 20 projects in the UK, demonstrating strong market traction. Tector’s potential to save billions in construction defect costs and uphold industry standards is also recognised by Mads Jensen, Managing Partner at SuperSeed,

"The UK construction industry has faced numerous crises stemming from construction defects - most recently the RAAC crisis bedevilling our schools. Tector’s AI powered solution provides early detection of construction issues, so that developers and builders can fix these while still on site. This approach can save the industry billions over the coming year, and we are excited to partner with the Tector founders to make this happen. We look forward to supporting Tector as they continue to drive innovation and enhance building resilience across the globe.”