Building industry professionals largely agree on the importance of moisture control methods, but there is frequent confusion about the use of vapor and air barriers. To make the right decision on which methods and materials to include in a building envelope, it is critical to understand the simple, yet significant, differences between air and vapor barriers, and their role as part of an effective system.
Every year, the summer solstice marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, followed by humidity interchanged with dryness. Periods of intermittent rain showers followed by stretches of blistering heat are common and these climate variations can lead to an increase in wall moisture.
There are many issues to consider when designing a natatorium, including the choice of structural systems, building enclosure components, mechanical systems, and the operation of adjacent spaces in multi-use facilities.
There is no universal organization that governs the activities of the infrared thermography (IRT) industry. However, several professional societies have published standard practices that provide guidelines for the training of personnel, IRT surveys, and camera hardware recommendations.