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BSP721- Weather Resistant Barriers

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by CertainTeed Corporation





Valley Forge, PA 19482
United States
Category Other

This one-hour seminar course provides an overview of the importance of weather resistant barriers in protecting the building envelop e and as a component of green building design and sustainability. Lessons include a comparison of various barriers based on spe cific performance criteria.


  • Discern the importance of weather resistant barriers in building design, weather protection, and sustainability by examining the functions and benefits of various types of barriers. 
  • Discuss issues regarding vapor and moisture transmission invertical exterior walls and illustrate how weather resistant barriers allow a wall to breathe while still reducing a building's energy consumption, improving indoor air quality and enhancing indoor comfort levels. 
  • Determine the right choice of barrier for a building project to ensure an effective, long-term, sustainable solution to protect the building envelope. 
  • Compare various barriers based on particular performance criteria and specify the right weather resistant barrier for a specific application.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0