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November 9, 2023

Phila Dept of L + I Offers 4-Part Webinar on Building Envelope Protections

Phila Dept. of L + I, together with PSD, is offering a 4-part webinar on Building Envelope Protections. There are a few date options to choose from in December (12 + 14)  and February (13 + 15). Take a look here.

Course Description: This comprehensive course is meticulously designed to provide a deep dive into the critical aspects of water management in buildings, including building durability. Drawing from the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), building science best practices, and manufacturer’s installation instructions, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure moisture management, safety, and longevity in construction projects.

Participants will have access to the latest industry standards, manufacturer’s guidelines, and expert insights to ensure a comprehensive understanding of building codes and durability principles.

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

1. Comprehend the intricacies of water resistance, water-restive barriers, flashing, stucco application, anchored masonry veneer and EIFS systems with drainage.

2. Define and differentiate between key building durability terms, including water-resistive barriers, air barriers, vapor barriers/retarders, air control layers, water control layers, drainage planes, and vapor transport.

3. Successfully design and construct building envelopes while adhering to building science best practices for moisture management.

4. Apply rainwater management strategies, such as rainscreens, weepholes, kickout flashing and proper roof-wall intersection framing to prevent moisture-related issues.

5. Develop solutions for effective water management in parapets and party walls, ensuring structural integrity and longevity.

6. Develop problem-solving skills to identify and rectify durability-related issues in construction projects, ensuring long-term performance and customer satisfaction.

There is no cost to attend. At this time AGMA is reaching out with L+I re: more details such as who from PSD is teaching the course and exactly who the target audience might be (e.g., architects, building owners, etc.) We will provide that information to members as soon as we have it!

To register visit: Philly L & I – Building Envelope Protections