Vapor Control: Considerations for Designers and Specifiers

Sponsored by Reef Industries, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss moisture basics
  2. Determine how to protect the building envelope
  3. Describe vapor retarders vs. other moisture barriers
  4. Apply applications and installation guidelines for vapor retarders and describe the importance of proper installation
  5. Evaluate emerging trends

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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Each year, building owners suffer problems associated with materials and systems failures caused by moisture in the building envelope. To avoid these costly situations, architects, designers and other building professionals are increasingly specifying moisture control systems such as vapor retarders.

This course covers moisture basics while also providing more in-depth information about the environmental benefits, applications and selection criteria for vapor retarder systems, as well as standards and code requirements. While we briefly cover other types of moisture control materials, this course will focus on the use of vapor retarders to control moisture diffusion in commercial and residential structures.

Graphic depicting a vapor control element.

 

Reef Industries Reef Industries, Inc. manufactures reinforced polyethylene laminates designed for a wide range of applications. We offer performance engineered plastic laminates that are highly resistant to tears and punctures with an exceptional ability to withstand extended exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Explore and interact with key industry products through our exclusive Interactive Product Spotlight on Vapor Retarders for Total Moisture Control.

 

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