Category Archives: Hitex Research

2004-2008 Drainage Testing on Hitex Diamond Cavity Cladding

Tests show Hitex Diamond Cavity Cladding achieves greater efficiency than an E2/AS1 Fibrecement Acceptable Solution Tests were performed and demonstrated in 2004 in front of Government and Council officials prove a cavity smaller than 20mm can achieve greater than 99\% … Continue reading

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2005 Permeability test through aged paints on various claddings

Permeability test through aged paints on various claddings Samples of claddings taken from homes, Hitex Factory to establish if moisture can permeate through paints as they age. Test involved standing beakers of water with 200mm heads sealed to paint surface. … Continue reading

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2004 Normal Conditions Microclimate Analysis of in-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction

Microclimate Analysis of Normal Operating Conditions In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction ACC asked ‘What are the conditions behind a Diamond wall? Can we establish test protocol to test walls? How difficult would it be? It was found that Diamond … Continue reading

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2004 Long Term Leaks Microclimate Analysis of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction

Microclimate Analysis of Long Term Leaks of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction Auckland City Council asked “Does RH exceed 80% in a long term leak event (say 5 days)? Do Diamond walls dry out and recover following a longer … Continue reading

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2004 Leak Microclimate Analysis of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction

Microclimate Analysis of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction How do Hitex Diamond-clad walls perform moisture-widem and can they recover from leaks? ACC asked “Does RH exceed 80\% in leak event on both North and South walls? Do Diamond walls … Continue reading

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2003 Research Bulletins

Research Bulletins The original 2003 research bulletins that disseminated learnings from the original 2002-2003 experimentation carried out by the University of Auckland Share on Facebook

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2003 Insitu moisture monitoring of new houses during construction via wired systems

Insitu moisture monitoring of new houses during construction Objective was to understand weathertightness performance of Hitex Diamond-clad houses During a construction of a major subdevelopment in Auckland, Waitakere City Council requested “what is MC behind the wall” before it would … Continue reading

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2003 Research into MEWS story

MEWS modelling shows expected hygrothermal properties in building walls Useful computer generated modeling and guidelines on how to test, and what outcomes we should be looking for A literature summary of this modelling research was conducted to understand overseas research … Continue reading

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2002 BRANZ Cone Calorimeter Testing on Hitex Plaster mix A, B and C

Cone Calorimeter Testing on Hitex Plaster mix A, B and C Share on Facebook

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2002 BRANZ Face load testing of Hitex Diamond cladding

Face load testing of Hitex Diamond cladding Share on Facebook

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