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Thursday, September 22, 2022 
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Mark Parlee

Agenda Highlights:
Various types of cladding and their associated problems
How to identify inadequate installation details and the subsequent failure of the building envelope
Application details that meet requirements of manufacturers and building codes
The many warning signs that communicate that a home or building is sick
Identifying incorrect and missed application details that can/will lead to moisture intrusion and degradation of the structure
Understanding of building code requirements and manufacturers’ requirements for exterior cladding
Discuss the exterior envelope
Real world failures in the building envelope


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


Mark Parlee

Mark Parlee is a Building Consultant with 45 years in the construction trades, having worked as a framing and siding carpenter, homebuilder, remodeler, and exterior renovator.  While working in these trades he has built, or dismantled and replaced, the exteriors on several hundred homes. This has allowed him to see what works, and to also see the problematic details that have led to moisture intrusion into the building envelope and to effect corrections. Mr. Parlee currently uses the expertise gathered over his life’s work as a consultant on construction defects and moisture intrusion as an expert witness, and as a seminar presenter for inspection organizations for Continuing Education credits, and also for builders looking to better their quality. He is EDI (Exterior Design Institute) Certified as an EIFS, Stucco and Stone Inspector/Moisture Analyst/Quality Control and is also certified by EDI as a Building Envelope II, Steep Slope Roof Inspector and was one of the instructors of the first EDI Stone Veneer Inspection Certification Seminar. As a member of the Board of Directors for EDI, he is involved in updating curriculum and writing new curriculum to keep courses in step with the most current technologies. Mr. Parlee is a certified Level I Infrared Thermographer and Certified Residential Thermographer. He has been a guest lecturer for Architecture Forensics at Iowa State University. Mr. Parlee has also attained certification as a Building Envelope Investigator through BESI (Building Envelope Science Institute). His articles in Journal of Light Construction have been numerous, including “Rescuing a Manufactured Stone Wall” (Dec ’08), “Repairing a Rotting Roof” (June ’10), “A Rot Resistant Chimney Chase” (Nov ’11), “Mixing Cladding and Stick-On Stone” (Aug ’13), “Best Practices: Adhered Masonry Veneer” (Oct ’13), “Best Practices Stucco” (Dec ’14), “Common Siding Failures” (Oct ’15), “Getting Kick-Out Flashings Right” (Apr ’16),  “Common Roofing Errors” (May ’16), and “How to Destroy a Wall in Two Easy Steps” (Sep ‘17). Mr. Parlee has culled his archives of thousands of photos of exteriors in need of repair and addressed the needed proper correction in power point driven presentations for Continuing Education credits to the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Council, the American Institute of Architects Iowa Convention, Minnesota Society of Home Inspectors, MidAtlantic Chapter-ASHI (NJ), St. Louis ASHI (MO), Indiana ASHI, Garden State ASHI (NJ), Keystone ASHI (PA), NoVA ASHI (VA), Professional Home Inspectors of Missouri, Oklahoma Residential & Commercial Inspection Association, HouseMaster (CO), JLC Live Northwest (OR), American Society of Home Inspectors National Convention (Inspection World 2015 through 2020), and Alliant Energy Builder Training (2015 through 2017), Local and regional chapters of ASHI. ASHI Inspection World National Convention was paused for 2021-2022; He is a scheduled speaker for the January 2023 event.  

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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: Deep Dive into Exterior Claddings

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course identifies various types of exterior cladding and discusses their principles, advantages and the proper (and improper) installation techniques. Furthermore, the course identifies sources, causes and consequences of failure related to exterior cladding.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify various types of cladding and understand their associated problems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify inadequate installation details and the subsequent failure of the building envelope.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify incorrect and misused application details that can/will lead to moisture intrusion and degradation of the structure.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to understand building code requirements and manufacturers’ requirements for exterior cladding.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss the exterior envelope and real world failures in the building envelope.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with building exteriors and envelopes

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/06/2025

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.