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VaproShield LLC

VaproShield LLC

Address:
915 26th Ave. N.W. Suite C5
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
USA
Phone: 1-866-731-7663
Fax: 253-858-3297
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  • Mass timber presents unique design and construction considerations. CLT panels are constructed of wood, a moisture sensitive material. Wetting for prolonged periods of time can result in dimensional changes. As a result, keeping CLT products dry during construction and throughout the life of the building is critical. This informative webinar will review the building science of mass timber, rainscreen design, and CLT building enclosure assembly details.


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  • Rough openings will leak - learn how to properly sequence rough opening installation materials and allow the “leaks” to drain out and away from the building structure.


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  • Roof underlayment materials have remained the same for almost 40 years. Learn how innovation in breathable roofing underlayment technology can mitigate water intrusion, reduce long-term exposure to wetted substrates, and enhance the drying capacity of the roof assembly–all in an effort to extend the life of the roofing assembly.


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  • Carbon is a buzzword but what does it really mean in practical terms during new construction or renovation? Learn the answers through our informative AIA accredited 3-part series on “Re-Solutions” Part 1: A Carbon Case for Building and Material Re-use.


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  • With owners and occupants demanding better living spaces, constant code changes, and increased requirements for energy efficiency, buildings must be designed to perform in all types of climates—from moderate to extreme. The Benefits of Rainscreen Design examines scientific drying capacity, components of a rainscreen cavity, and evolution of the wall assembly.


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  • Knowing the importance of preserving existing buildings and material, as explored in “Re-Solution Part I: A Carbon Case for Building and Material Re-use” this course will examine which strategies are best for different structures and situations. We will explore different [a host] of scenarios and case studies, with an eye towards the potential for improvement across the board. Carbon (dioxide) is a hot topic these days and will be a companion of sorts, though we will be sure to include H20 (oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen) since all of these work interdependently in buildings, colluding as an all-too-often overlooked enemy of sustainability: moisture damage. If a building leaks, it is not sustainable. Here we will brush with a broader stroke, emphasizing the need for good design and detailing, while exploring examples of successful wall and roof assemblies. In “Re-solutions III: Facilitating Architectural Re-use and Wiser Wood in New Construction,” we will hone in on specific factors which can help hedge successes and minimize pitfalls in implementing reuse strategies.


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  • Low permeance vapor barriers, once thought to improve performance, may in fact increase interior condensation and trap moisture within the wall assembly. Due to the problems with impermeable water-resistive barrier (WRB) installation many architects are now incorporating highly vapor open WRB systems in their designs. But many still believe too much permeability is bad for a wall assembly. Studies show that highly permeable WRB systems increase substrate drying, reduce the wet time of absorptive claddings allowing permeable WRB membranes to enhance the wall assembly performance. This presentation investigates the current research on vapor open systems and discusses how more permeability enhances wall assembly performance.


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