PHRC Webinars

Moisture Considerations for Insulated Building Assemblies

11/10/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


One critical design consideration in residential construction is the interaction of the home and its building enclosure with moisture. During the 2014-15 project year, a project was carried out that analyzed insulation durability as it relates to moisture in various building assemblies. As part of this project, a series of builder briefs was developed that summarized project findings. This webinar will bring the results of the project to a one hour format in order to discuss the implications of building codes, material development, and best practices on the durability of insulated assemblies throughout various Pennsylvania climates. By taking these moisture-related issues into consideration during design, builders and homeowners can experience greater durability and sustainability throughout the life of the home.

Learning Objectives

1.   Understand the impact of moisture on the durability of insulated building assemblies.
2.   Analyze the role of building codes in the construction of homes and enclosures which provide a healthy environment for occupants.
3.   Apply building science principles to common insulated building assemblies and materials in order to understand the impact that best practice has on affordability, constructability, and code compliance.
4.   Recognize the risks associated with specific design choices related to insulation systems, cladding systems, and material selection.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW Hour

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

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