When specifying and installing air and moisture/vapor barriers, consideration is often given to cold-weather limitations of those materials to better ensure proper application and long-term performance.
Air vapor barriers (AVBs) are critical in controlling air and moisture transport within building enclosure assemblies. Ignoring bulk water penetration, moisture-related issues experienced within the building enclosure are more commonly the result of moisture transport through air movement..
For decades, the U.S. design and construction industry has turned to sprayed polyurethane foam to insulate and air seal buildings. When used as a roofing material, its monolithic nature allows for a seamless, self-flashing application that can keep out water. SPF can also improve energy efficiency, helping building owners and general contractors comply with energy codes and meet performance requirements for green building programs and certifications.
The ideal climate for a hot yoga studio during an average 90-minute session is a temperature of 40.5 C (105 F) and 40 percent humidity. The high temperature and humidity required created unique challenges in the retrofit design and construction of Bikram Yoga Harrisonburg in Virginia.