Designing a Sustainable Masonry Cavity Wall Building Envelope
Mortar Net Solutions develops, distributes, and supports innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction. The company was founded in 1992 by Tom Sourlis and Colin Munro. From its founding the company has made a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. Recycled materials make up a large proportion of Mortar Net Solutions' products. Low VOC compounds are identified and promoted for use with the company's products. Sustainability is an important outcome of using solutions developed by Mortar Net Solutions that extend the useful life of masonry structures by reducing susceptibility to moisture damage and insect infestation.
This course will provide an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry cavity wall building envelopes.
- State the LEED guidelines that help in the design of sustainable building envelopes
- Define the basics of the "cradle-to-cradle" philosophy in order to specify processes and materials that support this design approach
- Describe appropriate materials/construction techniques necessary to design sustainable masonry envelopes
- Explain and avoid poor design and detailing that can lead to masonry envelope failure
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion