Field Measurements of Moisture in Building Materials and Assemblies: Pitfalls and Error Assessment

Field Measurements of Moisture in Building Materials and Assemblies: Pitfalls and Error Assessment

By Donald Onysko, Chris Schumacher, and Peter Garrahan Abstract: Moisture meters are becoming ubiquitous in their use on building sites by building inspectors, supervisors, installers of flooring finishes, and other building specialists in their forensic work. The point of their use on construction sites is to enable their users to identify and avoid excessive built-in […]

Moisture-Related Durability of Walls with Exterior Insulation in the Pacific Northwest

Moisture-Related Durability of Walls with Exterior Insulation in the Pacific Northwest

By: Jonathan Smegal, John Straube, Joseph Lstiburek, and Aaron Grin. Abstract: This paper compares the moisture-related performance of a wall with exterior insulation installed over oriented strand board (OSB) to the performance of a drained and ventilated wall with a 19 mm (0.75 in.) gap and a wall with direct-applied stucco over building paper. The […]

The Vancouver Test Hut Project

The Vancouver Test Hut Project

By Jonathan Smegal, M.A.Sc. and Aaron Grin, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. Download pdf (310KB) This short report summarizes a multi-phase research project initiated by Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., Balanced Solutions (now Building Science Consulting Inc.), the University of Waterloo Building Engineering Group, and Building Science Corporation. Contributions of materials and funding for this project were received from […]

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