A Building's First Line of Defense: The Exterior Cladding

Attendees learn about problems that can develop with commonly installed exterior claddings on residential buildings. Some of the commonly installed exterior claddings include fiber cement board siding, brick veneer and stucco. Attendees are guided through several case studies highlight the issues that were observed during those investigations. Additionally, design and repair details are discussed.

Learning Objectives  

At the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to:

  • Correctly interpret prescriptive and performance-based building code requirements and industry standards for construction deficiencies for exterior cladding.
  • Discriminately compare as-built conditions with building code and referenced standard requirements.
  • Accurately evaluate the adequacy of the as-built exterior cladding conditions to determine a need for corrective repairs.
  • Effectively formulate a reasonable repair scope for inadequate exterior cladding.


For more information contact Melissa Gibson at melissagibson@constructionscience.org or (864) 647-1065

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