An Integrated methodology to develop moisture management strategies for exterior wall systems

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Conference9th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology: 27 February 2003, Vancouver, B.C.
Pages4562; # of pages: 18
Subjectmoisture management, cladding, wall systems, cliamte, environmental loads, hygrothermal simulation, construction practice, moisture transport, water penetration; Moisture performance
AbstractThe MEWS (Moisture Management for Exterior Wall Systems) project produced an integrated methodology for assessing the long-term performance of exterior wall systems with regard to moisture management. The methodology includes the integration of information from a review of field practices, extensive measurements of hygrothermal properties of building materials, definition of environmental loads, investigation on damage functions, large-scale experiments on wind-driven rain penetration and detailed parametric analyses using a benchmarked and advanced hygrothermal model called hygIRC. The paper presents the methodology and the highlights from its applications to assess the performance of several types of wood-frame constructions in North American climatic conditions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45987
NPARC number20386385
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