Leak Free Buildings: Can They Really Be Constructed?
Friday, September 24: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Every year, construction managers, trade partners, and insurance companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars in litigation and repairing the water and moisture damage caused by construction defects in the building enclosure. WHY? We know this is an issue and it has been for decades, so is there a way to ensure the construction of high-performing enclosures? The answer is YES!
This presentation will use actual case studies from projects around the country to identify a process that can be put into specifications to ensure durable, sustainable and high-performing enclosures. This process has been practiced for over 20 years and is based upon the industry-leading processes of NIBS Guideline 3 and the current ASTM BECx documents.
- Outline the process of detail and specification review, pre-construction meetings, and the importance of the third-party building enclosure agent
- Identify the most common failure locations on a building and how building science plays a part in contributing to these issues
- Assess tested mockups (through various real-life examples) and how they are used to discover manufacturing issues and installation issues before the products are installed on the building
- Outline the role of on-site third-party inspection and the importance of in-situ testing for validation of installation