Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Managing Moisture with Breathable Membranes

A complete permeable, energy saving, sustainable systems approach for the building envelope.
This course is no longer active
Sponsored by VaproShield
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IIdentify changes to wall construction
  2. %IAnalyze the function of the building enclosure
  3. %IExplain building design principles and benefits
  4. %IDesign membrane systems to manage air and moisture



This course provides an overview of innovative rain screen design technology, including discussions on the impact of moisture infiltration on the building envelope, weather-resistive barrier design and construction, and sustainable rain screen design systems for the building envelope.

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VaproShield’s Permeable Membrane Systems offer: energy saving air barriers, excellent permeability: 50-75 perms, zero VOC?s, no primers, non-asphaltic. They meet or exceed the most rigorous industry standards and code requirements and either self-adhere or mechanically attach.