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Hygrothermal Laboratory

Main Activities of the Laboratory

  • Measuring of hygrothermal characteristics of building materials and constructions

  • Diagnostics of hygrothermal behaviour of constructions and spaces of real buildings

  • Optimization of design of building constructions with regard to moisture and microbiological risks

  • Computer simulations of transfer of heat and moisture transfer, and risks of mold growth

More information:

Ing. Kamil Stanek, Ph.D.
+420 778 411 622
hygrothermal [dot] laboratory [at] uceeb [dot] cz

Information leaflet 


  • Large double climate chamber (samples with dimensions of 3,0 x 3,0 x 0,6 m,  thermal range -20 °C up to +80 °C)

  • Small double climate chamber
    (samples with dimensions up to 1,0 × 1,0 × 0,6 m, thermal range from –45 °C up to +180 °C)

  • Devices for measuring of heat conductivity of building materials: heat flow meter (HFM), Isomet

  • Device for measuring of water vapour permeability

  • Set of cabinet vacuum desiccators

  • A&D sensors for measuring of temperature, relative humidity, heat flow, wind speed, solar irradiance, pressure difference, etc.

  • Climatic experimental facade with controlled interior climate and real climatic conditions from the exterior

Measurements and Surveys

  • Accredited Measurement
    Determination of thermal resistance using a heat flow meter (EN 12667), determination of water vapor transmission properties (EN ISO 12572), determination of moisture content by drying (EN ISO 12570)

  • Other Measurements
    Determination of hygroscopic sorption properties, capillary absorption, open porosity, and weight by volume

  • Diagnostics of Constructions
    In-situ measuring and analysis of hygrothermal problems of constructions

  • Computer simulations
    Simulations of transfer of heat and moisture, optimization of design of building constructions and spaces