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ABAA T0002 Pull Adhesion Test Method – A Sticky Subject

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ABAA T0002 Pull Adhesion Test Method – A Sticky Subject

July 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America


For materials that use adhesion as the means to fasten itself to a substrate, ABAA requires the manufacturer to conduct pull adhesion tests for their material evaluation and for the installer to conduct a pull test on the installed material.  Why is this done?  What is the magic about a result that is 16 psi?  Why do I have to use ABAA T002 rather than ASTM D4541?  Are both acceptable?  Where are they different?  This presentation will cover the What? When? Where? and Why? of adhesion testing for air and water resistive barriers.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the purpose of conducting a pull test on installed material.
  2. Determine the reason for a 16-psi requirement for installed material.
  3. Explain the difference between the ASTM D4541 test method compared to an ABAA modified ASTM D4541 test and an ABAA T0002 test method.
  4. Outline a project specification requirement for conducting the ABAA T0002 field test.
  5. Provide the range of actual test results from the field.

Laverne Dalgleish Executive Director | ABAA Management Team | Air Barrier Association of America

Laverne Dalgleish

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.


July 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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