WoodWorks Wood Products Council Webinar

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June 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Durability, Termites and Moisture Control: Building Enclosure Design for the South

June 24, 2020 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: Free for AIA Members - use code AIATX




Building enclosures are responsible for controlling heat flow, air flow, vapor flow and a number of other elements. In the southern US, they are also essential for termite prevention. This presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers in addressing items such as durability, termite prevention and control, and thermal continuity. Beginning with a review of building enclosure design fundamentals and considerations, it will then cover best practices for a variety of wood-frame building enclosure assemblies and details.  Next, a brief overview of termites encountered in the South will be presented, with a focus on prevention and control strategies for multi-family and commercial wood buildings. A combination of initial design strategies to prevent termites from entering structures and proper maintenance programs for surveillance will be reviewed. Finally, critical details of building enclosure assemblies (walls, ground plane intersection, windows, roofs) will be reviewed with an emphasis on continuity of critical barriers against moisture and termites. The program will conclude with an interactive discussion and opportunity for attendees to engage.