Flashing Follies: The Disproportionate Impact of Flashing Failures

Ryan A. Grabow, Senior Associate
Sarah V. Rush, Senior Associate

Flashing is a small fraction of a building's construction budget—with a big job of keeping water out. Once uncovered, visible interior distress may be the tip of the iceberg relative to conditions within the wall. The subsequent effort, cost, and operational impact of repairs often disproportionately exceed the effort and cost of the original flashing construction.

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar, engineers Ryan Grabow and Sarah Rush discuss the importance and roles of building flashings. Relevant case studies ranging from a 1980s mixed-use building to 2000s commercial and residential buildings to more recent construction projects will provide perspective on the range of damage that can result from flashing failures and illustrate the careful detailing, workmanship, and testing options needed to achieve successful flashing.

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe common types and uses of flashings
  • Explain when visual distress may warrant further investigation into the wall assembly and flashings
  • Apply flashing principles for building envelope water management
  • Compare the long-term benefits of quality measures during design and construction with near-term cost savings
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