Course Preview - Building Envelope Design for Moisture and Mold Control in Framed Wall Assemblies

Building Envelope Design for Moisture and Mold Control in Framed Wall Assemblies (BSP761)

Course Description:

This course focuses on those factors that contribute to both the presence and absence of moisture, and hence mold, in framed wall assemblies. It also reviews both the principles and practices that designers should be aware of when designing framed wall assemblies so that they can minimize the problems of moisture and mold. The course goes into detail on both the structural factors that pertain to preventing moisture problems in framed wall assemblies, and the advantages and disadvantages of eight kinds of wall sheathing substrates.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how building envelope science addresses defects and failures in wall assemblies
  • Describe the following as they relate to the principles of building envelope design: Moisture Movement, Relative Humidity, Science of Climates, Water Forms, Moisture and Dew Point, Air Pressure, Heat Flow
  • Describe the principle considerations pertaining to the design and construction of wall assemblies that address moisture and mold issues
  • Discuss each of the principle structural details of framed wall assemblies as they pertain to moisture problems
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of eight kinds of wall sheathing substrates in the context of moisture control

Credits: AIA 2 AIA (HSW HSW)






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