A rainscreen wall can reduce water leaks into a building, but are rainscreens really a new approach for managing water?
Deep Dive into Rainscreens Session 2 looks back on how a rainscreen wall, as we know it today, came to be.
RDH Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist, Dr. John Straube, explores how wall designs have evolved in the face of construction and material technology changes, research findings, and an ever-increasing demand for more durable and energy efficient buildings.
You will learn:
- How various rain control approaches differ
- How the industry’s perception of various rain control approaches has changed
- What research findings changed the industry’s understanding of a rainscreen wall
- What building code changes inform today’s rainscreen wall approach