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Vapor Control: Considerations for Designers and Specifiers

Each year, building owners suffer problems associated with materials and systems failures caused by moisture in the building envelope. To avoid these costly situations, architects, designers and other building professionals are increasingly specifying moisture control systems such as vapor retarders. This course covers moisture basics while also providing more in-depth information about the environmental benefits, applications and selection criteria for vapor retarder systems, as well as standards and code requirements. While we briefly cover other types of moisture control materials, this course will focus on the use of vapor retarders to control moisture diffusion in commercial and residential structures.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss moisture basics
  • Determine how to protect the building envelope
  • Describe vapor retarders vs. other moisture barriers
  • Apply applications and installation guidelines for vapor retarders and describe the importance of proper installation
  • Evaluate emerging trends

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

 

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