3 Hour Course — Online Video
3 Hours of Continuing Education — AIA Approval #AIABLTI201
Envelope Failure: A Better Weatherization Design
Building homes that are well protected from the weather should be a priority for any building professional. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship, but often the problem is found in the design of a home. This three hour continuing education offering will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
Building Exterior Shell Training
*Learning Objective: Explore how poor building practices are often contributing factors to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that contractors can apply to improve overall workmanship.
Building Envelope System
*Learning Objective: List the four major physical components of the building envelope system, the performance objectives of those components, and the specific mistakes that result in system failure.
*Learning Objective: Identify and implement proven methods that will effectively divert moisture from the foundation of a structure.
*Learning Objective: Determine causes of high humidity in a structure and evaluate wall construction “best practices” to maximize performance.
*Learning Objectives: List and describe at least three specific installation techniques and/or materials that contribute to a properly constructed roof system.
Window and Door Installation
*Learning Objective: Demonstrate proper window and door installation techniques that preserve the integrity of the building envelope.
Ventilation System Installation and Requirements
*Learning Objective: Summarize the key elements (either natural or mechanical) of a properly ventilated structure.
Building Envelope Best Practices
*Learning Objective: Cite at least four “best practices” and describe how these strategies support an effective envelope design.
*Learning Objective: Correctly identify preventative measures that should be taken by both the consumer and the contractor to reduce disputes surrounding envelope failure.
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