Detailing Continuity in Building Enclosure Systems

Sponsored by ZIP System® building enclosures

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the four primary, code-based control layers that make up a building enclosure system.
  2. Define the primary issues related to continuity of building enclosure control layers in wood-framed wall and roof assemblies.
  3. Review the common choices for products and materials for building enclosure control layers, including critical transitional areas.
  4. Compare different drawing details and solutions for their use in wood-framed wall and roof assemblies.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
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
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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

Designing control barriers to manage bulk water, air, thermal bridging, and vapor in building enclosures is only the beginning to an effective exterior. While straightforward along flat, continuous surfaces, it is the noncontinuous conditions, including transitions, penetrations, and interruptions, that present design and construction complexity to maintain effective barrier performance. This course emphasizes critical areas in which detailing continuity in these control barriers are important to address, especially when using today’s integrated sheathing systems.

Detailing Cont

Photo Courtesy of Huber Engineered Woods LLC

In order to assure the continuity of the water, air, thermal, and moisture barriers in building enclosures, detailed attention is required at changes in wall and roof surfaces, transitions, and openings.

 

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