Before taking this class, you should have completed “Building Science Principles and Practice: 1. Overview and Introduction to Control Layers” or an earlier version of that class titled “Building Science Principles and Practice for Nonresidential and Highrise Residential Enclosures”.
In our efforts to achieve high performance, improving the thermal barrier in a building assembly can result in the need for improved moisture management strategies as well. Moisture comes in several forms, all of which need to be managed to achieve a durable, healthy building. In this on-demand program, Dr. John Straube will describe sources of moisture, how moisture gets into building assemblies, how it affects different materials, and fundamental principles and approaches on how to design a continuous control layer for moisture and avoid problems such as corrosion and mold growth.