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Best Practices for Managing Moisture

Building in our increasingly humid and wet weather creates enormous challenges for delivering durable, safe, and healthy places to live. There is a growing need to develop more effective envelope and interior moisture management strategies to ensure we can meet these goals and reduce the likelihood of building defects arising over time, a big concern for our industry and our City.

In response to L+I's call for the residential new construction industry to do a better job on this front, BIA's Building Innovation Committee put together this two-part series on best practices.

In Part 1 of this series, James Ball and Doug McCleery of MaGrann Associates presented an overview of the challenges and provided best practices for managing these complex building science systems from a design and construction perspective. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation and click here to view the recording using the passcode 6.3.2020#BIC.

In Part 2, insurance professional Jay T. Crosby of Emmanuel Risk Solutions and construction attorneys Lane Kelman and Matthew Skaroff of Cohen Seglias discussed the key strategies and considerations for developers, builders, contractors, and subcontractors to protect themselves for moisture-related problems on a project. Click here to download the Emmanual Risk Solutions presentation and click here for the Cohen Seglias presentation. You may also view the recording here, using passcode 6.4.2020#BIC.

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