Moisture Management for Multi-Family, Mix-Use and Light Commercial

Moisture damage contributes to 90% of all building and building material failures; making the management of moisture key to building longevity. This course will discuss the movement of moisture, cover some key design issues, a better and best solution for moisture control, and how to integrate moisture control with exterior continuous insulation. After the course participants will have more tools for wall detailing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how moisture impacts building durability and define the mechanics of moisture movement.
  2. Identify common design details that can cause issues for moisture management.
  3. Write better specifications for moisture control utilizing better and best methods and have an ASTM standard to reference for flashing openings.
  4. Understand the integration of a moisture control layer with exterior continuous insulation.

Contact Information:

TAMLYN
Angelica Compean

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Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW

 

 

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