"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
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 intrusion, and more specifically the forces 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.
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 weather 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 guidelines for their installation as a rainscreen.