This presentation explores the science behind wall systems and the tangible benefits of incorporating this technology into building structures. There is an emphasis on the differences between air barriers and vapor barriers and which is the best-given climate and wall assembly.
- Explore the science of wall systems, including the potential impact on energy savings and the beneficial health effects of controlling moisture migration into living environments.
- Determine the proper wall system to use for a given climate in order to limit air and moisture movement and ensure the comfort and safety of building occupants.
- Define wall system terms, specifically the difference between an air barrier and a vapor barrier.
- Explore the detrimental impact of moisture infiltration into building materials and the safety concerns inherent in unsafe structures.