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Building Envelope Guidelines for Mass Timber

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Building Envelope Guidelines for Mass Timber

April 27, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

As interest in cross laminated timber buildings grows, the market for building enclosure products, as a whole, has yet to fully provide the water-resistant barriers, vapor barriers, and air barriers to optimally support the unique characteristics of wood.
Furthermore, there are few building enclosure design guides specific to detailing wood-framed walls and roofs.
• Mass timber market conditions
• Building science of mass timber
• Rainscreen design
• Mass timber details
• Construction phase considerations.

This comprehensive course fills the gap, providing detailed information on mass timber, building enclosure issues, the vapor-permeable technology available to address wood’s unique moisture characteristics, and a how-to guide on detailing the walls and roof of the enclosure.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize mass timber unique sensitivity to moisture and how specially designed building enclosures are required to support building longevity and high performance.
  2. Discuss best practices for designing and installing water resistant barriers, vapor retarder, and air barriers in mass timber wall and roof cladding systems.
  3. Review best practices for detailing mass timber roof assemblies of varying slopes.
  4. Collect best practices for designing and installing vapor permeable WRB/Air Barriers.

Scott Wood

Scott D. Wood is the Senior Building Scientist at VaproShield, providing product support on manufactured materials and investigation/testing of properties for new product development. As a building scientist he provides technical support for the company’s representatives, clients, and assists in the development and updating product literature. Mr. Wood has created and presented many of the AIA presentations and technical documents for VaproShield providing thousands with knowledge and AIA learning units.
As president of SWA Consultants, a level III thermographer and decades of experience providing condition monitoring and building evaluations, has provided the expertise for numerous publications / presentations in building and thermography sciences. Since his creation of building science thermography training in 2003, he now provide the only level I & II Building Science Thermography classes for the application of thermography in buildings.



April 27, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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