Find out how Tyvek(R) HomeWrap(R) fared during Hurricane Irene, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980.
There are several issues with the use of foam sheathing as a water resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier - even though there are standards that if passed allow it to qualify as a WRB. Issues such as dimensional instability and poor water management that are intrinsic with foam products can be remedied by using a wrap product as the water resistive barrier and to provide continuity at air barrier details. Find out more.
Learn how the DuPontâ¢ TyvekÂ® Fluid Applied System seamlessly integrates with all kinds of substrates and how it was able to meet the specific challenges of a Texas climate.
Applied in a one-coat application by spraying or pressure rolling, DuPontâ¢ TyvekÂ® Fluid Applied Weather Barrier delivers superior protection, offers excellent durability and saves time by providing two to three times the coverage of competitive products per gallon.
What are the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers? Why is vapor permeance of building envelope layers relevant to moisture management and long term durability? Durability of the building enclosure is part of a sustainable building design. A designer can significantly affect the service life of multi-component assemblies through materials selection, placement of materials within the building assemblies, or design detailing. Find out what it all means.
The energy efficiency improvement requirements in current and future building and energy codes will affect nearly every aspect of home construction. Weâre here to help you navigate through it all. At DuPont, weâre using our building science to bring you innovative products and service that not only help you meet and exceed code, but also help you continue to build high-quality homes. Let us guide you through.
Design teams must integrate building systems to create a high performance building that also enhances the health and wellbeing of occupants. This course will explore how to achieve optimal acoustic performance in wood building systems with proper design of walls and floors/ceilings. The course will examine acoustical codes, integrating acoustics into sustainable design, construction detailing and case studies where acoustics were prioritized to optimize indoor environmental quality.
This course will examine how wood structures and finishings can help meet tenancy trends and the benefits wood provides to owners and occupants, such as aesthetics, high-performance and life safety. Two different types of wood structural systems are discussed, as are the qualities that make a building desirable. Case studies demonstrate how value was maximized and occupant well-being was optimized in wood structures.
Structural Wood Building Systems â Choosing the Right Material for a Sustainable, Safe and Resilient Project (Print Course)
This course examines the key differences between light frame and mass timber systems. We will highlight the applications, code considerations and performance benefits of each system, including fire protection, seismic stability and wind resistance. In addition, the sustainability and resiliency of both of these systems will be demonstrated through three case studies that feature environmentally sensitive design.
Multifamily, Mid-Rise Buildings Using Wood Construction - A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice for Achieving High Performance Goals (Online Version)
Multifamily housing is an active part of design and construction activity across the U.S. Steel, concrete, and masonry typically come to mind as structural materials; in recent years wood construction has become popular due to its cost-effective, code-compliant, and sustainable attributes. This course will review reasons for the rising popularity of wood in multifamily buildings, review code compliance and fire safety considerations, and discuss techniques for successful wood building designs.