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ABAA Contractor Webinar: Performance Mock Ups – The “Crash Test Dummy” for the Building Enclosure
November 19, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How does an owner, architect or builder know if their building enclosure is: installed correctly, using the right products, will work as anticipated with adjacent materials, and perform to today’s energy and building codes? Performance Mock Ups, or First Run Studies, provide key insights to these important questions. This presentation will review why enclosures are critical for energy efficiency, sustainability and durability, and explain how every building is unique. We will then review and discuss the advantages / disadvantages of the various types of mock ups, using examples from actual projects, along with discussing various industry performance tests and standards typically performed on Functional or tested mock ups. The last part of the presentation will review and provide ideas on how to take the Lessons Learned from the mock and use that information as an on-site training for the tradesmen whom will be installing the enclosure for that project.
- Understand why the Mock Up / First Run Study is so critical (every building is unique)
- Learn about various types of Mock Ups / First Run Studies and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of each
- Discuss industry testing on the performance Mock Up / First Run Study
- Discuss the importance of Root Cause Analysis and what comes after the Mock Up – Training form Lessons Learned
Brian Stroik, ACIG
Performance Excellence / Quality Consultant
American Contractors Insurance Group
Chair, Air Barrier Association of America