This Building America webinar, held on June 28, 2016, is entitled "Are the walls closing in?"

New building products and new code requirements are coming to market by the hour. Although building science advice is prevalent, there are no perfect, "one-size-fits-all" answers for how to take that next step in high performance construction. In this presentation, we will talk about moisture performance of walls such as what we know, what we don’t know, and the pros and cons of various water management strategies. Trends observed in recent field moisture studies will also be discussed.

To assist in addressing these concerns and opportunities, the Building America Program hosted a no-cost webinar that discussed the goal to help you design a wall system that works best for you, your trades, and your customers. The presenter for this webinar was Vladimir Kochkin, director of the Applied Engineering Group at Home Innovation Research Labs.