NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 3 – Building Envelope and Energy Performance
Project T3-2 – Resilient Wood Buildings – Envelope Performance
PI: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya
While most performance issues for mid-rise wood-frame construction related to structural, fire, and energy performances have been addressed, potential water damage due to accidental indoor water leakage has not been investigated in depth and remains a concern for owners and insurance companies (Ni and Popovski 2015; Hodgin 2018). This sub-project will focus on identifying potential sources of indoor water leaks, their impacts, and measures that can be taken to improve the resilience of wood- frame construction against such risks. The expected outcomes are effective moisture management guidelines for dealing with indoor leaks to prevent damage to wood components.