Moisture Management Fundamentals

Design considerations for robust wall assemblies in residential, multi-family, mix-use, and light commercial buildings
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Live webinar airing on December 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST
Sponsored by TAMLYN
Presented by Xuaco Pascual, Director of Construction and Building Science

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how moisture impacts building durability.
  2. Define the various mechanisms of moisture movement and their relative severity.
  3. Identify common issues that lead to moisture problems and appropriate design remedies.
  4. Explain the integration of moisture control layer components as a system for proper moisture management.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
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
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
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

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.

 
Moisture Management

Photo courtesy of TAMLYN

 
   
Xuaco

 Xuaco Pascual holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University and brings a wealth of expertise in construction building envelope solutions focused on energy, moisture mitigation, sustainable and resilient practices. Xuaco was previously the Product Marketing Manager for Carlisle Roof Foam and Coating applications, the Global Market Manager for spray foam insulations applications at Honeywell, and several business development and technical roles at DuPont. Xuaco also managed material research projects on behalf of NASA and is a U.S. Navy submarine force veteran. He has a diverse hands-on and practical background in Building Science, product development, training, building envelope systems (foundation to roof), mitigating construction quality issues, and remediation.

 

TAMLYN TAMLYN is a family-owned company with 50 years in the building products industry and has placed a great deal of recent focus on building science, especially moisture management. This direction led to the development of their TamlynWrap® line, Drainable with its 1.5mm bonded filament creating an enhanced WRB, and RainScreen 6.3 (1/4”) and 10.1 (3/8”). TamlynWrap® RainScreen is a multi-layer water management system, intended for use over existing WRB or coated sheathing, of cavity spaces that are non-compressible and act as a furring matrix to promote enhanced drainage and drying, paired with improved installation efficiency.

 

Originally published in November 2021

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