INSPECTION OF EXTERIOR CLADDINGS: WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS OF IMPENDING FAILURE?
Wednesday, January 23rd, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Moisture intrusion in the building envelope is an increasingly common problem. Poor design and poor workmanship have created a flood of breaches in exterior systems that result in understandably unhappy homeowners. This seminar is a photo-driven workshop on real world failures in the building envelope. Attendees will gain an understanding of various types of cladding and their associated problems, including how to identify inadequate installation details and the subsequent failure of the building envelope. They will have a better understanding of the importance of seemingly small, missed details that can result in major building envelope failure. Greater accuracy in identifying potential problems will reduce the potential liability of the home inspector.
Mark Parlee has 38 years of experience in the construction trades. He has extensive knowledge of the building envelope, and how the forces of nature affect the building envelope and the interior it protects. He has inspected more than $500M worth of buildings and homes in the central Iowa area, including offering a diagnostic consulting service. Mr. Parlee is also a certified third-party inspector, quality assurance and moisture analyst for exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) through the Exterior Design Institute, a certified Level I Thermographer, and a BESI-certified Level II building envelope inspector. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Light Construction.