Executive Director – Air Barrier Association of America
Mr. Laverne Dalgleish is the Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). As such, he works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating the building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment.
Mr. Dalgleish travels North America on a weekly basis 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. Mr. Dalgleish is the Secretariat of two ISO Committees, ISO TC61 SC10 Cellular Plastics and ISO TC163 SC3 Thermal Insulation Products. He is also Chair of the ULC Thermal Performance in the Building Environment Standards Committee.
Mr. Dalgleish was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings. This program is based on ISO9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.
Chief Operating Officer – Air Barrier Association of America
Ryan has been involved in the building envelope and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for over 20 years.
Ryan is a trainer, facilitator and performed a number of management roles for over 2 decades. He is also actively involved in research, training development and delivery, certification management and helping industries increase their professionalism. Ryan acts in the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Air Barrier Association of America.
Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientist’s in the world. Ryan is a certified Net Zero building instructor, teaches master builder courses to builders across the country and is a frequent speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building enclosure to various building official associations, city departments, building enclosure councils and chapters of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations.
Ryan frequently publishes papers for design and construction magazines such as Journal of Building Enclosure and Design, Construct Canada, Interface, Coating Pro Magazine, Spray Foam Professional to name a few.
Director of Quality Assurance – Air Barrier Association of America
Mr. Peter Spafford has been involved in the building enclosure and energy efficiency aspects of commercial and residential construction for 25 years. As a teacher and educator, he has taught thousands of installers on the application of air barrier, insulation, building enclosures, building assessment and analysis, blower doors, cladding systems and building science. Peter has overseen the delivery of education as a project manager up to 50 training programs delivering 2 day to 6 months of training. Mr. Spafford has also spent a tremendous amount of time in the field performing 3rd party inspections and quality control on behalf of government, quality assurance providers, utilities and warranty programs. Mr. Spafford currently is the quality assurance director for ABAA and oversees the auditing process, deals with site related issues and provides support to the proper installation of air barrier systems.