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Air Tightness Testing Goes Extreme: Lessons Learned in Unusual Building Environments
April 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Building testing is as unique as each building that is built. This presentation shows applying air tightness testing requirements and protocol in unusual building environments with three case studies: a dry
room with an unfortunate event, a LEED building with USACE specifications, and a historic building campus renovated into living units. Each case explores how to make construction testing work and the obstacles to overcome.
- B Describe the air tightness building testing requirements and protocol in each setting with the testing standards.
- Apply air tightness building testing to a dry room in a building addition with stringent test result requirements and re-testing due to a leak event.
- Apply air tightness building testing to a building built with USACE specifications and LEED requirements, without test result requirements, but with a testing glitch.
- Apply air tightness building testing to a historic building campus renovated into living units with no test result requirements, but with an infrared camera and smoke pencil.
Pam Jergenson, CCS, CCCA, BECxP, CxA+BE
Ms. Jergenson is a Principal Consultant in the Building and Structure Sciences Group at Braun Intertec. Pam is a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) from Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) and Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, ABAA Licensed Field Auditor and Certified Speaker with Air Barrier Assocation of America (ABAA), and Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Bronze with Toastmasters International. She has over 35 years in construction with nearly 30 years in investigation, survey, design, construction observation, and construction contract administration of new and existing building enclosure projects; with expertise in exterior walls.