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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

L+L Chicago: Passive Ventilation: Moisture Management for Masonry Buildings

Start Date: 2/27/2019 11:30 AM CST
End Date: 2/27/2019 1:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Kimball Showroom

325 North Wells
Suite 100
Chicago, IL  United States  60654

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: 847-382-0630

Moisture intrusion has left a mark on Chicago. Efflorescence can be found on municipal, commercial and residential buildings and does not discriminate between high-end design and simple construction.  An unfortunate combination of new materials, old-world construction best practices, inadequate flashings and neglect in regard to masonry sealant maintenance has created housing stock that may be structurally unsound and untenable due to poor indoor air quality. 

This one-hour seminar will offer moisture movement demonstrations, flashing design input and suggestions on how to identify the true source of water intrusion, as well as how to avoid design and construction flaws that lead to moisture intrusion and water damage. If time allows, we will also discuss the importance of passive ventilation in buildings with complicated rooflines and/or roofs with short rafters, or cathedral ceilings.
Learning Objectives:
1. Review current materials and “best practices” typically used for constructing masonry buildings in Chicago area
2. Discuss the impact of moisture intrusion on indoor air quality and structural integrity
3. Discover how passive ventilation can keep masonry walls dry
4. Discuss the importance of exhausting condensation from low-slope roof systems
5. Review a case study demonstrating the importance of specifying proper flashings
6. Evaluate a case study demonstrating the impact of spray foam insulation in low-slope roof systems

Presenter: Bob Kelly, WickRight, Inc.

Cost: $20 Members / $35 Non-Members includes lunch
Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.0 CEU / HSW

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/27/2019 12:30 PM

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