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Through Wall Flashings Compatibility, Sustainability and Performance
July 14, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
With all the myriad of building enclosure components and materials, there is a significant risk to ensure that all materials are compatible and work together as a system. An important part of a water control strategy for your walls requires integration of the air barrier, water-resistive barrier, insulation and other related components, including through-wall flashing. Not all assemblies work together and there are specific steps needed to ensure proper water drainage. This presentation will provide an overview of all flashing choices that can be selected and specified and provide information on how to make product selections and what materials are not compatible in a system. Real-life examples of various systems and transitions will provide attendees with an understanding of the successful construction of these components.
- Acquire knowledge in the various composition of each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs.
- Define how to specify through-wall flashings to avoid chemical compatibility issues that may impact how well the air barrier performs and integration with the insulation to provide maximum energy efficiency without a breach in the airtightness/thermal layer.
- Specify the performance characteristics of different types of cavity wall materials and how to create a resilient flashing system.
- Identify necessary accessories for through-wall flashing and challenges of installation and integration with other building enclosure components.
Meagan Elfert CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate
Meagan is currently active in the local CSI and USGBC chapters and serves as the Electronic Communications Chair for the Baltimore CSI Chapter. She is the Director of Sales for York and has been part of the York team for over six years.
Meagan gives presentations on flashing compatibility, sustainability, and performance to architectural, engineering, and consulting firms across the country. She oversees and manages York’s sales team across all regions of the USA. Meagan also provides trainings for masonry contractors and performs job site visits to bring masons the latest technology and best flashing practices.
Meagan earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from McDaniel College and is pursuing her MBA through Colorado State University.