Earn: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IIBEC CEH; 0.1 IACET CEU
As interest in mass timber building design grows, there are new protection strategies that must be employed for a successful installation to ensure occupant long-term health and safety. This presentation will explain moisture protection strategies by providing in-depth test results on mass timber wetting and drying studies, methods to protect during each construction phase, and the vapor-permeable protection technology available to address wood’s unique moisture characteristics. All in an effort to create a sustainable, stable structure and preserve the beauty of the mass timber building.
- Recognize how to mitigate moisture intrusion and its effects on occupant health and safety.
- Articulate moisture protection strategies for mass timber building construction phases.
- Discuss best practices for designing and installing mass timber protection from heat, air, and moisture flows.
- Explain how test results of vapor permeable protection outperform impermeable membranes.