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MOISTURE MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING ENCLOSURE DETAILING: CONCEPTS FOR DURABLE WOOD ASSEMBLIES

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MOISTURE MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING ENCLOSURE DETAILING: CONCEPTS FOR DURABLE WOOD ASSEMBLIES

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Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Speakers:

Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates

Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Science Inc

Details

Date:
August 16, 2016
Time:
12:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Cost:
$40
Event Category:
Website:
http://aiachicago.org/events/moisture-management-and-building-enclosure-detailing-concepts-for-durable-w#.V6tbxTkrJz8

Organizer

AIA Chicago
Phone:
312-670-7770

Venue

Maggiano’s Little Italy @ The Streets of Woodfield
1901 Woodfield Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States
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Phone:
(847) 240-5600
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