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Courses available from ABAA for Design Professionals

The Air Barrier Association of America is a registered AIA Design Professional Provider, and as such, offers continuing education to both members and non-members.

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Introduction to ABAA / Building Science Review the “Building as a System” concept and what Review of key performance requirements and definitions of Air Barrier materials, assemblies and systems. Introduction into the concept of building as a system and the physics behind heat, air and moisture flow. Dispel some of the myths of building airtightness and air barriers. 1.0 CEU/HSW
Achieving a High-Performance Air Barrier System Review of important design considerations, how to properly detail critical interfaces, key items to include in your specifications and the proper installation techniques, quality control and testing parameters for a variety of air barrier systems. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW
How to Sleep Good at Night: Don’t Have Your Air Barrier Installation Become Your Nightmare! Review of exactly what quality assurance is, how it is different than quality control, the impact of poor quality on a building system and the key components of the quality assurance program for air barriers. 1.0 CEU/HSW
The Big Disconnect – The Importance of Wall to Roof Connections for the Air Barrier Review of air barrier considerations for roof to wall connections. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW/GBCI .pdf
Oh No!  What Did I Miss?  How to Properly Specify an Air Barrier System The importance of a proper specification cannot be understated, and a well-articulated document will ensure that the owner is provided with materials, performance and quality. A review of key specification language to include in your project specifications, along with code requirements and material testing. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW/GBCI
Air Barrier Material Evaluations and Testing: Why Peanut Butter is Good for a Sandwich, but NOT for Your Air Barrier. As the air and water resistive barrier industry has grown over the past decade, new materials have come on the market. These materials have a short track record, but should you shy away from using them? This presentation shows how you can sort out the different materials and how you can get help in choosing the right one for your project. 1.0 CEU/HSW/GBCI
New Tools to Help Drive Decisions in your Air Barrier Specifications Review of new tools in choosing different levels of airtightness and the potential energy savings and reduction in moisture transport.  Discuss new research done on air barrier adhesion to the substrates and the effect of different penetrations through the air barrier. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW/GBCI
Trust, but Verify – Air Barrier Field Testing of Various Air Barrier Materials during Construction Process Demonstrate and show various quality control tests that can be performed during the air barrier application. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW
General Design Considerations for Air Barriers 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. 1.0 or 1.5 CEU/HSW
Ground Hog Day – Recurring Field Installation Issues Review of consistent field related installation issues for a variety of air barrier products. 1.0 CEU/HSW

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