aboutus banner

Online Education

2011 AEC Daily Cont Ed Logo res

Building Envelope Guidelines for Mass Timber

As interest in cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings grows, the market for building enclosure products as a whole has yet to fully provide the water-resistant barriers, vapor retarders, and air barriers to optimally support the unique characteristics of wood. Furthermore, there are few building enclosure design guides specific to detailing wood-framed walls and roofs. This comprehensive course fills the gaps, providing detailed information on mass timber, building enclosure issues, the vapor-permeable technology available to address wood’s unique moisture characteristics, and a how-to guide on detailing the walls and roof of the enclosure.

AIA MassTimberweb

Take the Course Now

 Extending the Life of the Roofing Assembly

Some roof underlayments can trap moisture, degrade insulation performance, and create excessive condensation accumulation. Breathable, self-adhering roof underlayments enhance the drying capacity of the roofing assembly and therefore improve roofing performance. This course investigates current developments in these easy-to-install, vapor-permeable roof underlayments that mitigate water intrusion, reduce long-term exposure to wetted substrates, and extend the life of the overall structure. The course concludes with several sample installations.


Take the Course Now

Approved Associations

2019 AIA 90pxhswACIA90AIBDcolour90pxAIC90pxbomi90pxCCIDC90px2012fbpe90pxinternachi90px
lsbae logoNAHB90pxNARI90pxRCEP90pxRMMI902019 AAA90pxaapei90pxAIBC 90pxcahpi 90px

2010csclogo90pxnaa90pxNWTAA90px2010 oaa corelearningactivity 90oaq90pxsaa