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Compilation addresses condensation in exterior building walls.

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June 8, 2011 - ASTM compilation, STP 1498, includes 16 peer-reviewed papers that cover latest research on condensation in exterior building wall systems. Insulation Draws Water overview proposes framework for reviewing link between moisture control prescriptive requirements and performance outcomes. In addition to case studies on controlling condensation and fenestration condensation resistance, publication includes criteria for moisture control design analysis and laboratory tests of window-wall interface.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Releases Compilation on Condensation in Exterior Building Wall Systems

Press release date: June 6, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - A new ASTM International compilation, STP 1498, Condensation in Exterior Building Wall Systems, includes 16 peer-reviewed papers that cover the latest research on condensation in exterior building wall systems. STP 1498 focuses on new ideas and concepts, the consistent application of the principles of physics and the use of appropriate analytical techniques. Topics cover: o Overview: Insulation Draws Water-proposes a framework for reviewing the link between moisture control prescriptive requirements and performance outcomes. o Testing/Analysis-criteria for moisture control design analysis in buildings; laboratory tests of window-wall interface; moisture measurement, damage and condensation potential; and more. o Case Studies-controlling condensation, fenestration condensation resistance, thermal performance of windowpanes and others. STP 1498, Condensation in Exterior Building Wall Systems, is available for $93 USD in print (321 pages; 6" x 9" soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-4471-2; Stock #: STP1498) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8690-3; Stock #: STP1498-EB). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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