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Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold Hardcover – April 7, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0471468509 ISBN-10: 0471468509 Edition: 1st
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The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings

Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor iability management. Much more than a book of "quick fixes," this practical guide illuminates an essential understanding of the "whys" of moisture problems, including valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be anticipated and managed in building design.

With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issue of growing concern and liability, Water in Buildings offers the most up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-grade water management, foundations, wall and roof construction, mechanical systems, moisture, and much more! Providing authoritative guidance to designers and builders, this definitive guide features:

  • Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materials and equipment
  • An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks
  • Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs

About the Author

WILLIAM B. ROSE is a Research Architect at the Building Research Council at the University of Illinois. His research, which focuses on moisture and its effects on buildings, is used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other gencies. He serves as a consultant to museums and historic buildings on moisture problems, including Independence Hall, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. He has instructed hundreds of architects on the power of water through the American Institute of Architect's continuing education series, Water in Buildings.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471468509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471468509
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wane A. Baker on January 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Bill Rose has truly outdone himself in penning this text. With a conversational style, and laced with amusing anecdotes, Rose clarifies the fine points of a technically sophisticated topic: how does water interact with the built environment?

This book is a must-read not only for architects, but for home inspectors, engineers, industrial hygienists, and others involved in the investigation of water damage in buildings.

6 stars ******

Bravo!

Wane A. Baker, P.E., CIH

MICHAELS ENGINEERING INC.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Codes Professional on January 1, 2011
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William Rose has written the perfect guide for architects, builders and forensic professionals seeking a practical understanding of the dynamics and potential pitfalls of moisture movement into and through the building envelope (the roof, exterior walls and the foundation). Every building designer striving to avoid future water damage and fungal growth should own this book. Every investigator of failed buildings can learn from Mr. Rose's forensic knowledge and experience. Yes, six stars!

Lonnie Haughton, Principal Construction Consultant
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This book goes into the nature of water on a molecular level. It explains why water behaves the way it does so you can understand how best to protect a building from water intrusion. Most importantly, it gives the history of the attic ventilation code which is utterly stupid and not based on science at all. What a shame that we are forced to follow a code which does nothing to protect our homes from water and in fact robs us of the heat we use in our homes.
If you care about building science, climate change or protecting buildings from water, this book is a must-read.
Expensive but worth every penny.

Jason Taylor
Energy Efficiency Contractor
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This explains in a technical manner how moisture impacts structures and debunks many of the myths circulating in the industry.
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By Joseph M. Coyle on March 29, 2015
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very informative with lots of good insight
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