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Air movement into a building through a wall assembly at gaps in transitions and terminations or penetrations in the building envelope also carries moisture vapor, which can lead to deterioration of structural components and the opportunity for mold and mildew.
It is estimated that as much as 90% of all water intrusion problems may occur within the 1% of the total building exterior surface that contains the terminations and transition detailing:
Testing of these connection points between air/vapor building protection systems will be a key focus of the Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility as well as other building and design challenges facing the sustainability and performance of our built environment. Integrated design is critical to the success of the high-performance building.
Tremco's Building Envelope Solutions Team (BEST) works with the design and construction team -- the architect and consultants, window fabricator and contractors, to the construction manager and building enclosure commissioning firm -- to provide a more coordinated approach and ensure higher quality outcomes.
As the performance of various sustainable building solutions are tested and proven effective, links to our newest testing and documentation will be added here. With an aggressive testing schedule planned, check back frequently for the latest in solutions to help transform today's buildings into High-Performance Buildings.