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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Water Leakage Through Building Facades
By
RJ Kudder
RJ Kudder
1
Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.
,
835 Midway Drive, Willow Brook, IL 60521
;
symposium cochairman and editor
.
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JL Erdly
JL Erdly
2
Masonry Preservation Services, Inc.
, PO Box 324,
Berwick, PA 18603
;
symposium cochairman and editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-2042-7
ISBN:
978-0-8031-2042-6
No. of Pages:
313
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1998

Recent studies have demonstrated that the amount of water penetrating through cladding systems can be significantly reduced by integrating the rainscreen concept into their design. Research has also shown that the mean pressure difference across the cladding governs the significant amount of rain penetration. A study on compartmenting the cavity has indicated that the location of compartment seals and the placement of the vents are important considerations in the control of wind driven rain.

1.
Quirouette
,
R.L.
,
A Study of the Rainscreen Concept Applied to Cladding Systems on Wood Frame Walls
,
Morrison Hershfield Limited, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
,
Ottawa
,
1990
.
2.
Brown
,
William C.
,
Ullett
,
James M.
,
Dalgliesh
,
Allan W.
,
NRC Testing of Canadian Prestressed Concrete Institute Samples
,
Institute for Research in Construction — National Research Council of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
,
Ottawa
,
1995
.
3.
Skerlj
,
P.F.
,
Surry
,
D.
A Study of Mean Pressure Gradients, Mean Cavity Pressures, and Resulting Residual Mean Pressures Across a Rainscreen for a Representative Building
,
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory — The University of Western Ontario, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa
,
1996
.
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