At W. R. Meadows, educating the community on best practices and available technology is important to us. To educate our clients and help them learn more about the construction industry, we have several different American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited continuing education lunch-and-learns available. These courses are a fantastic way to earn continuing education for your firm to keep up your AIA accreditation while also learning more about the construction industry, adding to your knowledge base and arming you with more information, allowing you to do your work better.
We recently rolled out a new AIA-accredited presentation to pass on up-to-date information pertaining to the science and importance of air, vapor, and moisture barriers, and how to best prevent air leakage and moisture movement from infiltrating your building envelope. The course, Controlling Air Leakage and Moisture Movement: The Complete Approach, is one hour long and is designed to provide discussion and insight into the negative impacts on a building envelope that can result without the proper use of air, vapor, and moisture barriers. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education, and is HSW-approved. The course earns one learning unit (LU).
“High performance buildings are constructed to maximize energy efficiency, durability, and overall occupant comfort. As their demand continues to increase, it is important to understand that one of the key aspects of achieving this is proper building envelope design and overall wall system performance,” says Russ Snow, our building science specialist at W. R. Meadows. “Through the use of control layers within the wall assembly, and their proper placement and installation, the building can be protected from unwanted air and moisture infiltration, ultimately contributing to an energy efficient and durable building. We hope this presentation provides the overall knowledge on how these control layers can contribute.”
Our goal is to educate our architect, engineer, and design team clients on all aspects of the industry and we feel this presentation is a must if you are involved in building envelope design and specification. If you’re interested in having this course presented to your firm, please comment below, email us at [email protected], or fill out our website form.