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Do you have your finger on the pulse of the latest products and services on the market? Are there new techniques and approaches to investigate? What are others in the industry doing that you’re not? Find out February 14–16, 2018 at North America’s largest event dedicated to cold climate residential building. Register now, then download the program book and check out these tips before you go.

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Friday, February 16 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Managing moisture in residential construction

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Our industry is increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, but a building cannot be efficient unless it's durable. In this session we'll discuss challenges in moisture management and durability posed by energy efficient wall systems. A significant amount of research has been conducted on traditional wall systems, leading to water-resistive barrier, drainage, window installation, and flashing recommendations. We will review water management code requirements and how these relate to highly insulated and airtight walls. We’ll also discuss the implications of air barriers and vapor retarders on wall system moisture management and building durability.

AIA 1.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 1 CE credit, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, GBCI 1 CE hour, IACET 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs


Mike Hoium

Hallmark Building Supplies Inc
Mike has been a DuPont Senior Certified Tyvek Specialist with Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc for 11 years. As a Senior Certified Tyvek Specialist he is highly trained in structural systems, building envelope physics, indoor environmental quality, window technologies, air and water... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am CST