Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual

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9780070051553: Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual

This authoritative manual takes you through the forces of rain, snow, ice, and vapor ... explains variations in macro and micro climate ... analyzes weather exposure and risk ... discusses the durability of various building materials ... and applies theory to practice with hundreds of detail drawings. Whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor, or building owner, this manual is now your best tool for achieving optimal thermal and moisture control in a wide range of building types - and for mastering the why's and how's of good practice.

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Discover NEW TECHNIQUES for PROTECTING any BUILDING against MOISTURE PROBLEMS. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the basic principles and detailed design methods for thermal and moisture protection in buildings. This authoritative manual takes you through the forces of rain, snow, ice, and vapor...explains variations in macro and micro climate...analyzes weather exposure and risk...discusses the durability of various building materials...and applies theory to practice with hundreds of detail drawings. Extensively illustrated by the author, this reference will give you the information and skills needed to: fully understand heat flow and insulation, the mechanisms of water penetration, and summer or winter vapor condensation; apply the latest design, specification, construction, and testing methods for effective thermal and moisture protection; select appropriate roofing, waterproofing, and cladding details for any project in any exposure; utilize the best joint sealants and protective coatings to guard against moisture problems; get fast access to applicable ASTM standards. Whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor, or building owner, this manual is now your best tool for achieving optimal thermal and moisture control in a wide range of building types--and for mastering the why's and how's of good practice.

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