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Achieving a High Performing Air Barrier Webinar
Presented in Partnership with ABAA
November 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Building enclosure and barrier education from some of the foremost experts in building enclosures, air barriers and building airtightness.
AIA CEU’s PROVIDED: 1.0 CEU/HSW
DATE: November 12, 2020
Achieving a High-Performance Air Barrier System
Presented by: Laverne Dalgleish, ABAA Executive Director; Principal, Building Professionals, Executive Director of the National Air Barrier Association
Air Barriers are an extremely important component of a high-performance building enclosure system. For the most part, these systems are non-maintainable components and repairs can typically only be made with the removal of the exterior cladding system. To ensure a performing system, proper design, detailing and ultimately the proper installation of these systems is extremely important. You have one chance to get it right. Come learn about important design considerations, how to properly detail critical interfaces, key items to include in your specifications, proper installation techniques, quality control and testing parameters for a variety of air barrier systems in use today.
- Discuss how air barriers are part of a high-performance building and how they control air and moisture movement, improve insulation performance and reduce energy needs of buildings
- Review key design considerations, critical interfaces for continuity, material performance requirements and specification language for the proper design and selection of the air barrier assembly
- Identify the typical installation requirements of a variety of air barrier materials and assemblies and common installation issues observed in the field
- Discuss the importance of proper construction sequencing, coordination of sub-trades, testing and inspection criteria, how to identify installation defects and remedial action required during the construction phase
Laverne travels North America to educate building owners and designers on the benefits of effective and working air barrier systems in buildings. This education mission includes working with standards development organizations, training and education groups, government policy departments, and quality assurance program developers for the construction industry.
Past Event Photos & Documents
See the slideshow presentation from our May 11, 2017 Green Roofing Event here.