Current with the latest International Building Code, this guide for architects and builders covers the principles and approaches to water infiltration prevention for a variety of building types, from residential to commercial buildings. Beginning with an overview of general principles and theories, the book includes specific information on applications such as below-grade conditions, sealants and membranes, then progresses to focus on specific issues surrounding the implementation of these systems. Led by noted expert Elmer Botsai, the book is written by a team of architects recognized for experience in building diagnostics.Author Biography
Elmer E. Botsai, ArchD, FAIA, an architect with more than four decades of experience as a recognized expert in building diagnostics, is the author of two books and served as the 1978 national president of The American Institute of Architects.
Charles Y. Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED-AP, is principal with Group 70 International in Honolulu, where he specializes in the design of educational and institutional facilities.
Phil T. Cuccia, CSI, CDT, is a specification writer with more than twenty years of architectural experience in preparing specifications and construction documents.
Hiram C. Pajo, AIA, who has three decades of experience as an architect, instructor, and quality control manager, has focused his career on the technical aspects of building design.