High Performance Buildings - Moisture Control

This Live Event happened on December 10, 2019 (2:00pm - 3:00pm EST)


This webinar will examine the unique considerations of building enclosure design for wood-frame multi-family and commercial projects. It will break enclosure design into its main control layer topics: cladding systems, moisture protection, thermal control and air barriers. Each of these control layers will be addressed, including product options, assembly and detailing strategies, continuity, inspections, and how each control layer affects the others. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the guiding principles of enclosure design, the variety of products, assemblies and details that can achieve desired performance, and the construction phase know-how to ensure that pen and paper details translate to real-world results.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review building enclosure design best practices to meet energy code requirements for light wood-frame buildings.
  2. Demonstrate effective methods of controlling air movement through wood-frame assemblies and discuss the resulting impacts on overall energy performance.
  3. Learn best practices to achieve ventilation rates required by the new energy code.
  4. Discuss common products details used for thermal control in light wood-frame wall and roof enclosure assemblies, focusing on the differences between cavity insulation and continuous insulation.
  5. Using case studies and details from successful projects, demonstrate unique considerations and best practices associated with a variety of cladding systems and flashing details at interfaces between adjacent enclosure assemblies.




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