Designing for durability is essential for green buildings, because if you double the life of a building, regardless of construction type, you halve the environmental impact of its construction. In the design of buildings and building components to achieve long-life, moisture must be managed and understood, including the ability to have effective and efficient maintenance and repair. Drawing upon decades of hands on experience, two building scientists will present the nitty-gritty of good design that embraces and understands moisture. From the tried and true water shedding techniques of century old buildings to the shocking truth about pressure-sensitive tapes and liquid sealants, participants will learn how to handle moisture with low-tech physics and high-tech materials and tools.
3 AIA, BPI, GBCI Continuing Education Units Available.