This book is about water in buildings. The author clearly states that it is not a reference book on moisture control nor is it a “how-to or how-come” book. It is a learning book on water and moisture and the science and physics of water when applied to buildings. That said, it is a comprehensive and eloquently written book about the importance of water control in a building.
It begins with a building science overview for architecture, construction, engineering, and building codes and the importance of each of these for the understanding of how water will impact a building. The physics of water is followed by “Rethinking Moisture Control Strategies: Moisture Engineering.” The last several chapters strategically address areas where moisture control is critical. Rose finishes with the challenges of the result of moisture intrusion—rot and mold. This book, while heavy with science, should appeal to all students and perhaps especially to architecture students.