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Eugene Octagon Luncheon Learn - Nichiha Fiber Cement

"Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens"
1 HSW LU Available 
Free for AIA Members, $25 for non-members

Lunch will be provided

Speaker: Linda McCandless, Territory Sales Manager, Nichiha Fiber Cement

Course Description

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building's occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation.  This course will review the cause and effects of moisture instrusion, and more specifically the fores that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance.  We will discuss fiber cement panels and how they can be used as a rainscreen to reduce moisture build-up, rotting interior walls and mold growth. By the end of the course you will understand basic design approaches and guidelines for installing fiber cement panels as a rainscreen.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to describe the cause and effect of moisture intrusion in a wall system.  You will also be able to examine the importance of rainscreens and wather barriers in water mitigation and identify examples of rainscreen technology and testing standards that measure their performance.  Finally, you will be able to discuss how some fiber cement panels act as a rainscreen and review guidlines for their installation as a rainscreen.