Course Preview - Building Science of Moisture Management in Commercial Construction:

Building Science of Moisture Management in Commercial Construction: (CM 18-3)

Course Description:

There is probably no single factor that plays such a decisive role in the health of a building over its life cycle as how liquid water and water vapor are managed by the materials and structures that make up the building. This course examines moisture management in the context of a sustainable building, and includes material that informs LEED professionals about specific LEED system requirements pertaining to moisture management.

Once you have completed the course and passed the test you will be receiving an email shortly with your certification information.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of moisture management in three basic LEED categories, and moisture management requirements for three LEED systems
  • Explain how the integrated design approach compliments the problem of moisture managememt
  • Describe how climate and microclimate influence moisture management and building designs
  • Explain the focus of hygrothermal analysis and its practical impact on moisture management
  • Describe a building-life-cycle perspective of moisture management
  • Describe four key mechanisms of moisture flow in buildings
  • Describe some of the properties of building materials used in the exterior building envelope that play an important role in moisture management
  • Describe the roles of water resistive barriers and vapor retarders in moisture management strategies
  • Describe some moisture management considerations in four important roofing systems

Credits: AIA 1 AIA (HSW HSW)

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