Flashing and Moisture Control - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Moisture management is essential to protecting building occupants as well as the building from damage from excessive moisture accumulation. Building materials that are exposed to prolonged damp conditions can lead to mold, bacteria growth as well as corrosion of steel and failure of adhesives. Masonry flashing systems that are well designed and properly installed are an integral part of an overall moisture management strategy that will help protect the building and its occupants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the sources of moisture in buildings.

  • Learn basic transport mechanisms of moisture through the building enclosure.

  • Learn basic moisture control strategies for masonry walls.
  • Acquire proven methods to design and detail flashing systems.

About the Speaker

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Jeff Diqui

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with a major in structural engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

He has more than 25 years of experience focused on the building enclosure, including: forensic investigations related to moisture intrusion and structural-related problems, structural design, building condition assessments, repair/rehabilitation designs, and construction observations. For over a decade, Jeff has been a frequent lecturer nationally to architects, engineers, specifiers, building envelope consultants, contractors, and code officials on subject matter pertaining to the importance of maintaining continuity of air, water, vapor, and thermal controls of the enclosure and the ever-important interface detail.

Jeff is Program Director for the Building Enclosure Council (Chicago Chapter) and on the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Terminations and Flashings Committee. He is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, and Building Envelope Professionals (RCI), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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