With an objective of continuous improvement, protection of the environment, cost, and time reduction, the Assek Technologie team has developed and implemented a project management solution for major damage, using the latest advances in the world of communications and information technology.
The Secur solution is a web-based application, developed in-house, to manage and monitor dehumidification projects down to the last detail. This cutting-edge solution compiles, analyzes and processes damage information in a secure data centre. These operations result in a number of automated processes such as estimates, management of human and material resources, selection of optimal dehumidification techniques to be implemented, monitoring of the progress of the dehumidification, invoicing and the report at the end of the work.
When water damage occurs, it is imperative to act quickly and effectively to prevent mold growth. The Secur solution speeds up the start of work by guaranteeing a diagnosis that is unique in the industry and unequaled precision, within a maximum of 6 hours following the arrival of the teams on site. This diagnosis takes into account the affected areas, types of materials, risk groups, and preventive measures to ensure the safety of the occupants at all times. In addition, a schedule detailing the various steps is quickly provided to the client. This greatly facilitates the planning of the required actions, allowing a safe resumption of activities in the shortest possible time.
A detailed, transparent, and, above all, respected estimate of the work is given to the client at the end of this diagnosis. As soon as the estimate has been accepted, work begins in priority by the sectors at risk and sensitive. The monitoring of the progress of the dehumidification is accessible by the customer throughout the work via a secure web platform.
All equipped with a touch-screen tablet, the technicians are assisted by Secur's solution to ensure efficiency and consistency in the application of the most innovative drying techniques. These devices, combined with wireless technologies, allow real-time synchronization with database servers and the calculation engine developed in collaboration with the research and development department. This technological structure makes it possible to receive information on the evolution of dehumidification and even to remotely modify the operating parameters of certain equipment. All of these proven processes ensure that ASSEK Technologie is able to carry out major projects efficiently, responsibly, and, above all, safely.
The reduction in the number of pieces of equipment recommended by our Secur system, together with the know-how and ingenuity of our technicians in solving complex situations, make it possible to maintain functional access and operational premises, even during the dehumidification process. This advantage makes it possible to maintain vital services and limit losses related to production stoppages while complying with the highest standards of hygiene and sanitation.
Its mode of operation is simple but very effective. It consists of channeling the air currents necessary for drying, directly into wall cavities, where we detect the presence of moisture. This direct injection system is made possible thanks to the various injectors developed, manufactured, and tested in our laboratories.
Conventional dehumidification methods move several tens of millions of cubic feet of air per day in a random and uncontrolled manner. Secur-Air limits unnecessary air movement, reducing the number and movement of particles in the air. This method has demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing the proliferation of viruses in the air, as well as in reducing the risk of nosocomial infections.
The well-designed air movement channeling allows for targeted dehumidification, guaranteeing a reduction in the number of equipment to be installed, the noise level, and the energy resources required to supply all the equipment needed for the dehumidification operation.
The direct injection offered by Secur-Air ensures uniform and complete drying up to four times faster than conventional methods based on the creation of air movement around wet areas. Maximum control of the hygrometric parameters of the air injected into the wall cavities further accelerates drying, sometimes limited to less than 36 hours for a complete room.
Secur-Air is the result of several years of research and development in the field of drying. This unique and revolutionary system was designed and improved in-house by researchers and specialists in the field.
Since its creation, Assek Technologie has been engaged in a process of research and development to reinvent the drying of buildings without demolition. Like the health and safety of the occupants, innovation is one of its concerns. Each invention goes through a scientific process of development and improvement, in order to adapt to market requirements and optimize drying results.
After the study of the need and the creation of a model, computer simulation will be used to know the functioning and dynamics of the system we want to create. The latter is based on the implementation of theoretical models using the finite element technique. It gives us an insight into the development of complex systems. The graphical interfaces allow us to predict the results of the dryout and to improve the system before creating it. This avoids the costs of a series of real tests and helps us to create a finished product more quickly.
Once the technical qualities and operating characteristics have been validated, we move on to the design and production of the prototype. This stage is carried out using the best computer-aided design software and 3D printers that use plastic as a raw material. Each prototype is unique and can be used for specific projects in order to adapt to the needs of our customers.
Before going into series production, we test all prototypes developed in our research and development centre. Each system or accessory must pass a series of rigorous tests, according to industry recommended standards and internally established conventions. From these tests and water damage simulations in our laboratories comes a wealth of information that we analyze to ensure the quality of our inventions, their efficiency, safety and the relevance and accuracy of the results proven during the computer simulation stage. If the results diverge, adjustments will be made to ensure the performance of our inventions.
Once the system is tested and validated, it is time to test it on real cases. Data will be collected for analysis and comparison with other systems or products on similar cases. This data will then be used as a basis to challenge each invention and go even further in our sustainable development strategy and apply Assek Technologie's foundation of reinventing building drainage without demolition.
When water damage occurs, it is essential to ensure the health and safety of the occupants, which is why we quickly establish a complete diagnosis of the situation. This portrait of the situation established with the help of our Secur Software brings together a wealth of information essential to making an informed decision, such as the different risk groups involved, your priorities and the many constraints you may face.
This diagnostic step results in a complete intervention plan including several pieces of information such as the list of premises and areas affected, the preventive measures required per premises, the list of equipment required, the energy demand, the exact cost estimate and the drying time. Once approved by the various departments concerned, the plan is implemented so that the situation returns to normal as soon as possible.
The presence of occupants at risk or the nature of the activities carried out in the premises affected by water damage requires the application of several of the preventive measures. These measures are deployed before any operation to dry out the premises, in the greatest respect of hygiene, sanitation and infection prevention standards.
Once the risks are controlled, the time has come to proceed with the drying of the structures in order to avoid the proliferation of mould. The Secur-Air System is most often used to complete the work in record time while avoiding demolition and crisis management, which is very costly in time and money. Throughout the process, those in charge are kept informed of the progress of the work to facilitate the return to normal operations.
Throughout the work, the Assek Technologie team of experts continuously monitors the various dehumidification data on-site and remotely to ensure the success of the dehumidification operation and compliance with the planned dehumidification deadlines. Microbiological samples are extracted from the high-risk areas and sent to an independent laboratory for analysis to confirm that the site is not contaminated following the work.
Our intervention always concludes with an accurate and detailed report including our various graphs relating to the dehumidification data, photos of initial and final thermographs of the damage as well as microbiological sampling results proving the non-contamination of the most critical places.