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Moisture Management: Complying with ORSC R703.1 1

2 Hours Code Core Credit / 2 Hour Series A Credit

This course explains the changes to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code R703.1 and the new requirements for constructing an enhanced drainage plane. The course reviews building practices that comply with the revised code language. Potential challenges along with recommended methods to overcome these obstacles are also discussed as are reasons behind these code changes.

The course incorporates the relevant code and product requirements for an Exterior Wall Envelope as defined in Oregon Residential Specialty Code R703.1. The relevant products and code references include water-resistive barriers, rigid flashings and self-adhered membranes, and drainage enhancing products. The course covers the exemptions that are allowed under the code changes. Product selection, flashing detailing, component integration and design considerations are also covered.

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