• Engineering
  • Published 2002

A Methodology to develop moisture management strategies for wood-frame walls in North America: application to stucco-clad walls

@inproceedings{Kumaran2002AMT,
  title={A Methodology to develop moisture management strategies for wood-frame walls in North America: application to stucco-clad walls},
  author={Mavinkal K. Kumaran and Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya and Sarita Mac Cornick and Michael A. Lacasse and Wahid Maref and Madeleine Z. Rousseau and Mahmoud Nofal and John David Quirt and W. Alan Dalgliesh},
  year={2002}
}
Effective moisture control in the building envelope is essential if acceptable service life is to beachieved for the built environment. Effective moisture control implies both minimizing moisture entryinto the system, and maximizing the exit of moisture, which does enter, so that no component in thesystem stays 'too wet' for 'too long'. But what is "too wet" and "too long"? At the institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, a research projectcalled MEWS 

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