Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Building enclosures are expected to manage and control moisture intrusion. Through a combination of building science, climate, and material feature discussions, this presentation will explore how to design water control layers for typical framed building enclosures properly. The focus will be on best practices for developing durable, resilient enclosures using moisture control systems that consider deflection, drainage, drying, and durability system components.
- Describe how moisture impacts building durability.
- Define the various mechanisms of moisture movement and their relative severity.
- Identify common issues that lead to moisture problems and appropriate design remedies.
- Explain the integration of moisture control layer components as a system for proper moisture management.