Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold

John Wiley & Sons Inc
William B Rose
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Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is the definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings. It is a a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability management. Much more than a book of quick fixes, this practical guide illuminates an essential understanding of the whys of moisture problems, including valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be anticipated and managed in building design. With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issue of growing concern and liability, the book offers up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-grade water management, foundations, wall and roof construction, mechanical systems, moisture and more. Features include:

  • Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materials and equipment
  • An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks
  • Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as Mount Vernon, Independence Hall and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs.