Moisture Control in Buildings

Moisture Control in Buildings

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Fundamentals of transport and storage of moisture in building materials and components. Modeling heat, air, and moisture transport through building materials and components. Relevant moisture properties of building construction materials. Effects of moisture on the thermal performance of insulating materials. Moisture-related properties of wood and the effect of moisture on wood and wood products. Moisture, organisms, and health effects. Climate. Moisture sources. Effect of air infiltration and ventilation. Heating and cooling equipment. Design tools. Measurement techniques and instrumentation. Troubleshooting. Case studies of moisture problems in residences. General construction principles. General considerations for roofs. Moisture control for new residentisl buildings. New high-rise commercial and residential buildings. Recommendations for remedial and preventive actions for existing residential buildings. Recommendations for remedial and preventive actions for existing commercial, institutional, and high-rise buildings. Manufactured housing. Moisture in historic buildings and preservation guidance. Contract documents and moisture control. Applicable guidelines, standards, and codes. Legal considerations and dispute resolution: the water-related construction failure. A conceptual system of moisture performance analysis. Metric conversion table.In some cold climates, excessive snow accumulation on sloped glazing at the top of high-rise buildings also leads to the ... With sealed double- glazed window units, the condensate may penetrate past the gasket at the inner stop, enter theanbsp;...

Title:Moisture Control in Buildings
Publisher:ASTM International - 2010


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