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Controlling Moisture Movement in Buildings: The Complete Air Barrier Approach

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

This course provides an overview of the benefits and advantages of air, vapor and moisture barriers designed to protect buildings,and includes a discussion on moisture sources and travel, and their negative impact upon the building and how they can contribute

Objectives

  • Identify how the use of air barriers contributes to overall energy savings, indoor air quality and occupant comfort
  • Identify moisture sources and their methods of transport through the building envelope and explain the various effects moisture can have on a building
  • Differentiate between an air barrier and vapor retarder and understand their relationship with respect to above grade and below grade requirements
  • Identify several design options available to help prevent the intrusion of moisture into a building
  • Identify the importance of air barriers in a structure and how they can contribute to building sustainability
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
BOMI (CPD) 1.0