Drier by Design – Designing to Keep Water Out

Course Number: BD-5005
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Paul F. Spite, R.A.
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Overview

In Drier by Design – Designing to Keep Water Out, you'll learn ...

  • The mechanisms by which water moves into and through buildings
  • How to build and create structures that can prevent potential problems caused by water before they happen
  • Sources of excess moisture and what is most likely to fail
  • Rules of thumb to determine where to specifically locate vapor resistant materials in roofs and walls

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 60 pages

One thing is certain. With erosion paths cut into solid rock as substantial evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. The Grand Canyon offers mute testimony to the chances of anything else withstanding its onslaught. The ability to quarry rock, using only water poured into cracks atop a cliff face, demonstrates the power and force of water expanding as it turns to ice. Steam goes wherever the slightest opening allows its pressure to be alleviated.

Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our human-made structures. If a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use. That is why flashing, seals, air intentional pressure differentials and other means have been developed and implemented. They are preventive measures in our battle to keep water and ice from destroying our built environments.

This course focuses on how to build and create structures that can prevent potential problems caused by water before they happen. It covers sources of excess moisture, what is most likely to fail, and conventional methods used during construction of successful structures.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A basic understanding of how water moves, migrates and behaves
  • Typical sources of excess moisture in our built environments
  • Proactive prevention of unwanted moisture through planning and design
  • Methods used during construction to prevent the intrusion of water
  • Post-construction prevention of leakage by building envelope inspection
  • Common points of failure through which water can gain entrance
  • Prevention of water intrusion through control of condensation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 35 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 60 pages

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