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Course Description: AEC Daily: The Importance of Space: Rainscreen Technology in Residential Building Design
Building science experts have acknowledged the need for both drainage and ventilation in exterior wall systems in order to eliminate moisture issues and extend the life of buildings. This presentation reviews the concepts of rainscreen technology and the solutions for compliance with a focus on engineered rainscreen drainage and ventilation mats used in direct-applied and ventilated wall designs.
Identify the causes and effects of water damage and discuss the current building codes as they pertain to moisture protection in wall construction.
State the science behind rainscreen technology and how it can extend the life of the structure and improve indoor air quality.
Define the components and functions of direct-applied and ventilated wall designs.
List product solutions for rainscreen compliance and how they facilitate the drainage of moisture from, as well as the ventilation of, the wall system.