HAMSTAD project

HAMSTAD PROJECT - Heat, Air and Moisture STAndards Development

HAMSTAD project (2000-2002) was an EU fininced project whose aim was to propose a better HAM-modeling methodology than the traditional Glaser method. The project consisted of two parts: Work package 1 (WP1), which focused on standards and methodologies for determination of moisture transfer coefficients and moisture properties of building materials, and Work package 2 (WP2), which dealt with HAM modeling methodologies and assessment methods for the development and evaluation of one-dimensional transient softwares for hygrothermal simulations.  Reports of WP2 can be downloaded here:


   •  reference HAM-modeling document >>


   • five benchmarks with results and quality assessment methods >>

   •  complementary files for benchmark 1 >>


   • complementary files for benchmark 4 >>

Participants in the HAMSTAD project


•  TNO Building and Construction Research, The Netherlands (coordinator) 

•  Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, contributions in WP1, WP2, coordinator of WP1

•  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, WP2, coordinator of WP2

•  University of Technology Dresden, Germany, WP1, WP2

•  University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, WP1

•  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, WP2

•  Czech Technical University, Czech Republic, WP1

•  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, WP2

•  National Research Council of Canada, WP2