Moisture Control Fundamentals
December 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Use of insulation along with other differences in building materials and assemblies are changing the nature
of moisture risks in building enclosures in todays building, relative to historic construction.
Underlying moisture physics and management strategies will be presented in this course to explain these changes
and address them in high performance buildings. The strategies are applied in modern building enclosure
detailing, providing solutions to designers for complex challenges.
- Understand the changes that have been made over time to building enclosure assemblies which have changed the nature of moisture-related issues.
- Understand the building science behind moisture control for enclosures.
- Make informed decisions about the appropriate rain control and vapor control strategies for wall assemblies.
- Apply effective moisture management strategies to building enclosure details.
Peter Barrett is the Product Manager and Marketing Manager for Dörken Systems Inc. and has been with the company for over 12 years. His involvement with the design community and building materials industry spans over 25 years. Peter holds a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and on the Audit Committee. Additionally, he serves on committees for the Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA). Peter has also contributed to The Construction Specifier, Construct Canada, Tunnel Business, Waterproofing Magazine and Masonry Magazine.