Building Enclosures: Moisture-Control Fundamentals – Part 1 of 3

Sponsored by Dörken Systems Inc.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Adapt to the changes that have been made over time to building enclosure assemblies, which have changed the nature of moisture-related issues.
  2. Use the building science behind moisture control for enclosures in typical wall designs.
  3. Make informed decisions about the appropriate rain-control strategies for wall assemblies in every day design.
  4. Apply effective moisture management strategies to building enclosure details.


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Use of insulation, along with other differences in building materials and assemblies, is changing the nature of moisture risks in building enclosures in today’s buildings relative to historic construction. Underlying moisture physics and management strategies will be presented in this course to explain these changes and address them in high-performance buildings. The strategies are applied in modern building enclosure detailing, providing solutions to designers for complex challenges.

Part 1


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