Moisture Migration in Buildings

A Symposium

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Author: M. Lieff,Heinz R. Trechsel

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803106055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

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Moisture Control Handbook

Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

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Author: Joseph Lstiburek,John Carmody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471318637

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes: * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different) * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expand readers' knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Condensation Control in Buildings

As Related to Paints, Papers and Insulating Materials

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Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Building Research Advisory Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Building materials

Page: 118

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Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls

Evaluation, Prevention, and Repair

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Author: Jon M. Boyd,Michael J. Scheffler

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803126077

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

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Performance of Exterior Building Walls

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Author: Paul G. Johnson

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803134577

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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Annotation All of the presentations and the papers in this publication address ways to improve the performance of exterior building walls, or ways to identify, understand, and avoid the factors leading to failures in the future.