Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
In this course, we’ll talk about solutions for one of the primary concerns of designers and contractors—mitigating the intrusion of water and air through a structure. We’ll also assess the differences between traditional air- and water-resistive barriers and compare them to newer technologies, which can help specifiers choose the best WRB/AB for their projects to avoid moisture-related issues.
- Assess the differences between air- and water-resistive barriers and determine strategies for mitigating unwanted air and water infiltration and exfiltration.
- Explore traditional and innovative weather-resistant barriers, including mechanically attached sheet products, fluid-applied membranes, self-adhered sheet membranes, and integrated sheathing materials.
- Examine challenges project teams may encounter with different types of weather-resistant barriers.
- Identify important specification and installation considerations for weather-resistant barriers.