Designing an airtight, watertight, and energy efficient building requires an understanding of the anatomy of the entire enclosure. Not grasping these concepts translates into poor and incomplete architectural details, gaps in design information, and exterior wall components that cannot be properly installed. This ultimately leads to contractors “figuring it out on the field,” a risk no one wants to take. Read on for some best practices on conveying clarity to the construction team through details and specifications.
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