Parapet Perplexities - Water, Air, Thermal, & Vapor Control

Walk through parapet perplexities with a full-scale mockup of several different parapet constructions.

Description: 

The parapet is so much more than the intersection of roof and wall. It’s also the junction where building aesthetic meets structural performance, air and moisture management, energy efficiency, construction trade sequencing, and operational maintenance. Each of these perspectives is critical for the long-term performance of the building, but they are often at odds with one another. At such a critical interface, proper parapet detailing, installation coordination, and execution are paramount. We will walk you through these concepts with a full scale mockup of several different parapet constructions.

Learning objectives

  • Understand requirements to manage moisture, air, vapor, and thermal continuity.
  • Understand code requirements and how to achieve compliance.
  • Outline design and specification requirements to set achievable performance.
  • Develop critical details blending form and function.

This session was recorded live on November 30, 2021


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1.50 LUs
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Instructors

  • Jennifer Keegan

    Assoc. AIA

    Director of Building & Roofing Science | GAF

    Jennifer is the Director of Building & Roofing Science for GAF, focusing on overall roof system...
  • Kristin Westover

    P.E., LEED AP O+M

    Technical Manager of Specialty Installations for Low-slope Commercial Roofing Systems | GAF

    Kristin Westover is a Technical Manager of Specialty Installations for Low-slope Commercial Roofing...