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Air/Moisture Barrier Advancements and Coming Industry Change
March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
The presentation will provide an update on current industry trends and research that has been completed for air/moisture management. A number of exciting things are taking place in the air barrier industry and many changes are and will be taken place over the next few years. Come learn about things that will impact how you specify and design air barriers, along with technical and code changes that may impact material choices and performance requirements.
- Quantifying Air and Moisture impacts on buildings, including energy and monetary savings and reduction in moisture transport.
- A sticky subject – how well do air barrier adhere to the wall – results from research.
- Let’s punch a bunch of holes in our air barrier and hope it works – Overview of fastener penetration research with Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
- Updates to Building Codes for Whole Building Airtightness testing performance requirements.
- Quality Assurance in the Field – What are the top field related issues?
- Upcoming technical and research projects: What the industry is working on to create standards and guidelines for materials, test methods and technical resources.
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 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 ISO 9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.