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This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:15 pm CDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:15 – 1:15 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by
Kyle Pawlak, P.E., Kristen Navaid, R.A., and Sonia Surlej, R.A., NCARB

Moisture In (and Around) Buildings
Sources of interior moisture
Air sources and movement within buildings
Moisture sources and movement within buildings
Effects of air and moisture movement in buildings
• Mold
• Energy loss
• Higher operating expenses
• Damage to building systems and materials
• Reduced occupant health, safety and comfort

Guidance from Codes, Standards
and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
International Building Code (IBC)
International Residential Code (IRC)
US EPA Moisture Control Guidance

Designing Moisture-Resistant Foundations
Designing for site drainage
Grading sites to drain water from foundations
Examining the effects of insulation on foundation moisture
Using foundation drainage systems

Designing and Constructing Moisture-Resistant Wall Systems
Air, moisture and vapor barriers
Exterior cladding systems
Promoting drainage
Controlling moisture at base of wall
Understanding the effects of doors, windows and curtain walls
Moisture-proofing wall penetrations

Designing and Constructing Moisture-Resistant Roofing Systems
Evaluating roof coverings
Using steep-slope, low-slope and flat roof systems
Roof system as air and vapor barrier
Examining roof/wall connections
Water management

Plaza Waterproofing
System types
Overburden and setting bed considerations
Code considerations


Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA      (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and
6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/ CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

In-person attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event online, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Kristen Navaid R.A.

Restoration Consultant at Walker Consultants – Chicago Office

Ms. Navaid is a restoration consultant in the Chicago office of Walker Consultants. With an architectural background, she provides specialized assistance on building envelope projects, as well as parking facility restoration projects. As a restoration consultant and licensed architect at Walker, her responsibilities include managing facade repair and roofing replacement projects across all market segments, performing condition assessments and site investigations, and delivering projects from conception to the development of construction documents and on through construction. Ms. Navaid has nearly 15 years of experience in building envelope consulting and restoration.

Kyle Pawlak P.E.

Restoration Consultant at Walker Consultants – Indiana Office

Mr. Pawlak is a restoration consultant in the Indianapolis office of Walker Consultants. He is responsible for the assessment and restoration of existing structures across several markets including private, university, airport, and healthcare throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Mr. Pawlak has experience in building envelope consulting for new construction during design and construction as well as the investigation and restoration of existing buildings including building facades, storefronts, and roofing systems.

Sonia Surlej R.A. NCARB

Building Envelope Consultant at Walker Consultants – Chicago Office

Ms. Surlej, R.A., NCARB, is a building envelope consultant in the Chicago office of Walker Consultants. She has been in the building envelope and restoration industry for 13 years. In that time, she has completed a wide variety of building envelope consulting projects most notably the terra cotta restoration of The Bridgeview Bank Uptown in Chicago, Illinois, and building envelope consulting services for new construction of The Corners in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Ms. Surlej can take her foundation in historic preservation and forensic building failure and apply that knowledge to new construction. In recent years, she has teamed up with general contractors to review construction documents and identify and address problems as well as improve the quality of the overall building envelope.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Moisture Control in Buildings: Designing, Constructing and Remodeling for Wet Weather

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the sources and consequences of moisture in buildings, moisture control guidance found in codes, and designing moisture-resistant foundations, wall systems, and roofing systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify sources of moisture in and around buildings and describe its consequences, including mold, energy losses, damage to building systems and materials, and reduced occupant health, safety and welfare.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to seek moisture control guidance from the International Building Code, International Residential Code, and the US EPA Moisture Control Guidance publication.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to apply design strategies for moisture-resistant foundations, wall systems, and roofing systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the role of plumbing, HVAC, and ventilation systems of controlling moisture in buildings.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and awareness of mold hazards

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/28/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.