The Role Of Air And Water-Resistive Barriers In The Building Envelope



An introduction to air and water-resistive barriers and how they work. The role of air leakage in causing mold in walls and high energy costs is explained. The program includes a discussion of the different products on the market. It also explains why contemporary building envelopes need these products now more than ever before.



Learning Objectives


  1. Discuss at least two factors behind the increasing use of air barriers.
  2. Describe how uncontrolled air moves through building envelopes.
  3. Compare/contrast air and vapor barriers.
  4. Support the use of vapor permeable air barriers.
  5. Identify key criteria for effective air barriers.

Schedule Online Continuing Education - The Role of Air and Water-Resistive Barriers in the Building Envelope

Online CES courses and product training are available for free. PROSOCO CES presenters are experienced construction professionals. Most average 10 years in the industry. Their qualifications include formal manufacturer’s training and extensive applied fieldwork.