April 2022 Monthly Meeting

Meeting Title
So, You Have a Leak. Understanding Water Ingress and Associated Envelope Failures

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Caroline Segsworth

In this course we will present a basic guideline for identifying and understanding water ingress in new and existing buildings. We will review the different modes of water-related building enclosure failures, discussing how to identify and approach repair of both unique and systemic issues, in the context of multiple different building typologies, materials, and typical assemblies. The course will present a number of case studies, highlighting issues that may arise both during and after construction, as well as after many years of operation and occupancy. Using these case studies in hand with the understanding gained on modes of failure, attendees will learn how to avoid common mistakes in design and construction that may compromise durability and performance of the building enclosure in the long run.

Caroline has over 15 years of experience in the building design and construction industry. She joined Morrison Hershfield in 2014, relocating to our Portland, Oregon office in 2016. Caroline has worked in the fields of architecture and building envelope consulting throughout the Pacific Northwest. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to building science and endeavors to incorporate new technologies and innovative problem solving into building design, construction, and rehabilitation.