Masonry Wednesday Seminar Series: Draining Your Wall, Not Your Wallet

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Masonry Wednesday Seminar Series: Draining Your Wall, Not Your Wallet

Date: February 21, 2018
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: BAC Training Center
Please See Registration Link Below


11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch

*The program will be presented by MTI and provides 1 AIA Health Safety & Welfare Learning Unit.*


While the seminar and lunch are free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by February 14th.        


Draining Your Wall, Not Your Wallet: Understanding the Temperature & Moisture Relationship:
Presented by: Tyler LeClear Vachta
Director of Marketing & Education


New building code requirements focus on improving energy efficiency, but are we re-creating the EIFS disasters of the early 90’s? This course explores the relationship between temperature and moisture, and uses these principles to look at energy-efficient, healthy and sustainable buildings by including drainage in the building envelope

Topics Covered:

- The learner can state four common construction scenarios that can lead to moisture management problems in the building enclosure ultimately creating HSW, sustainability and energy problems.
- The learner will examine specific research that presents the potential for negative HSW and sustainability problems caused by airtight buildings.
- The learner can give at least two reasons for HSW and building enclosure failure issues the can result from the use of exterior rigid insulation.
- The learner can state Dr. Joseph Lstiburek’s two rules for avoiding moisture management problems in the building enclosure.
- The learner can state three reasons for the importance of moisture management in the building enclosure.
- The learner can list several specific concerns that need to be considered when seeking the right balance among the issues of energy savings, occupant health and long-term sustainability.

While this seminar will be geared towards architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, general contractors, BAC signatory contractors, and anyone interested in masonry is also welcome to join.


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or


Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.