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”.
Moisture comes in several forms, all of which need to be managed to achieve a durable, healthy building. Control of bulk water from sources such as rainfall is a core requirement for every building enclosure. In this on-demand presentation, Dr. John Straube focuses on rain and groundwater control. What factors influence rain loads? How do systems like stucco, masonry veneer, solid masonry curtain wall and precast manage rainwater? What is meant by WRB and rainscreen? These and many other questions are addressed.