Thermal anomalies and dimensional instability are among the most influencing factors affecting thermal and moisture performance of building envelopes. However, little attention has been given to both factors. The use of new building materials and products on one hand, and the application of fast efficient construction methods on the other hand, have made construction more economical yet lacking ... [Show full abstract] workable details suitable for the newly applied materials, products, and design and structural concepts. As a result, additional thermal anomalities and dimensional instability were created. In general, as the cost and complexity of construction increase, there is always an increased demand to eliminate or avoid any potential sources for performance failure.