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Case Study – Humidifica...
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By Rick Scott, AIA This is part 2 of 3. As-Built Conditions In Accordance With Design The exterior walls of the steel-framed building were finished with stucco (portland cement plaster) on gypsum sheathing attached to metal studs. A polyethylene vapor retarder was specified and installed. Although some gaps and loose sealing tape were observed in

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Case Study – Humidi...
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By Rick Scott, AIA This is part 1 of 3. The following case study presents an example of what Liberty Building Forensics Group encountered when excessive humidification, building positive pressurization, and a leaky building envelope combined to cause condensation, frost, and ice damage in a Midwestern medical facility. Liberty was called in two years after