#1 could a desiccant be of help?
The discussions about the good and evil of building codes are understandable, but not really helpful. If we, as a community of alternative designers and builders can build a body of information, perhaps we can convince others that there can be alternatives to "conventional" construction that meet the intent of the Code.
Re my comment on "body of information."
You are right about the wealth of information available on the internet, but I find that there is much "noise" and little real substance. I would like to see a "wikidetails" site. Years ago, I coauthored a back page column in the AIA magazine called the NEAT File (No Excuses After This), which started in our office as a place to store details (pre-computer days of course).