Both technology and available materials and products continue to proliferate, with new offerings in liquid-applied barriers and flashings, air barriers with water-resistive functionality and drainable interstices. This presentation reviews applicable AAMA, ICC and ASTM standards and identifies both gaps and works in progress.
D+D 2014 – Annual Conference & Exhibition
Advances in Protective & Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings
May 20 – 22, 2014
Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
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Introduction to white paper “Codes and Standards for Building Envelope Barriers and
Architects, contractors, builders and developers are faced with a dizzying number of choices for water resistive barriers, flexible flashings and air barriers. Codes, standards and technology are constantly evolving, and available materials and products continue to proliferate. Yesterday’s darling is today’s reject.
The objective of this paper is to at least sort out the latest code requirements and industry standards relating to building envelope barriers and identify both gaps and works in progress. In the beginning … frame walls were formless and empty; wind and water swept through clapboards and plaster, creating draughts and chills; discomfort and distraction.
And, the builder said, “Let there be comfort!” and the builder separated the cold and damp from the warm and dry with a barrier he called “building paper.” The builder called the inside habitable, and the outside, he called extreme. And it was good.
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