Window-opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies.
- Explain why job-site conditions should be used as systems engineering requirements in construction product development.
- Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between silicone, urethane, and STPE sealants.
- Describe the multi-step weatherproofing process of conventional window installation and how such installations fare in real-world testing conditions.
- Explain new window weatherproofing techniques using liquid flashing membranes.
- Instruct others on construction defect remediation using STPE technology through case-study examples.