Most moisture problems can be diagnosed by looking at the condition and asking how much water it took to create that problem. Solving the problem amounts to asking where that amount of water could have come from and where it should go.
Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code
These strict procedural requirements are described in Mr. Haughton’s Declaration filed in federal court on behalf of homeowner Janet Summerfield in her cross-complaint against the City of San Bernardino.
In 1999, renowned Canadian consultants Donald Hazleden and Paul Morris presented a seminal paper, “Designing for durable wood construction: the 4Ds”, that summarized the 4 D’s (deflection, drainage, drying, and durable – aka, decay-resistant – materials) of successful wall design.
This AVELAR case study explores certain aspects of the far-too-common tragedy of injuries and deaths resulting from the sudden collapse of balconies and decks.