Lunchtime Learning: Drainage and Drying in the Exterior Wall

  • Date

    Friday, April 01 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


Determining the best system for managing moisture can be challenging. Many factors such as climate, cladding, and cost should be considered when designing a sustainable wall. This course explores those factors, as well as trends in building codes and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the integral role of a gap within the exterior wall
  • Understand the performance characteristics of drainable housewrap and rainscreen systems
  • Understand the selection criteria to consider when designing for moisture management in wall systems
  • Determine the appropriate ways to employ draining and drying principles for a variety of cladding systems 

Presented by: 

Karl Feucht, Market Development Manager for Benjamin Obdyke, has over 13 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. Before joining the Benjamin Obdyke team, Karl worked for a regional distributor of Benjamin Obdyke products and has participated in numerous building science seminars and training events. Karl holds a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University (OH) and is the proud father of four children. He spends his free time volunteering at his kids’ school, coaching youth sports, camping, and training for his next ultramarathon. While presenting over 50 training sessions per year, Karl strives to teach architects, installers, and distributors better building practices to increase the life of their building envelopes and build healthier and more durable structures.

Organized by:

Benjamin Obdyke