PHRC Webinars

A Range of Rainscreens: An In-Depth Look at the Variety of Rainscreen Applications

9/24/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Kaylen Handly (Technical Innovation Manager, Benjamin Obdyke)


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Selecting the appropriate moisture management system for the building envelope can be a daunting task. Determining the appropriate rainscreen application can be based on several contributing factors – climate, building codes, cladding, and a variety others. This course will explore the importance of rainscreens as a moisture management solution, as well as the characteristics of the assortment of applications.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the performance characteristics of rainscreens in the building envelope.
  2. Recognize the characteristics and differences of "open" and "closed" rainscreens.
  3. Understand and identify the installation applications of open and closed rainscreens.
  4. Recognize the pre-installation considerations when choosing the appropriate rainscreen application.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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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